Reagan National Airport (DCA), is in Arlington itself, and is used by several major regional airlines. This airport is directly linked to the metro system and thus very convenient.
Dulles International Airport (IAD), is approximately 15 miles (a 45 minute drive during rush hour) outside of Arlington and accessible via shuttle bus and taxi. Metrobus 5A, operates between the airport and Rosslyn Metro Station (Blue and Orange Metro Lines) in Arlington. It generally departs from the airport every 40 minutes on weekdays and hourly (though not on the hour) on weekends, taking 40-50 minutes to the Rosslyn Metro Station. The fare is $7 one-way (no change given). The bus stops near Curb 2E outside of the terminal.
Greyhound has a station in Washington, D.C.. Several bus companies operate between Chinatown in Washington, D.C. and New York City. First popular amongst the Chinese community, these bus companies have been used by students and others seeking an ultra-cheap ride to New York or elsewhere. Vamoose Bus and Tripper Bus operate direct service between New York City and Arlington. Pickup/drop-off points are located near the Rosslyn Metro Station.
The closest intercity train station is Union Station in Washington, DC, located 10-15 minutes by taxi from Arlington, or 30 minutes by metro. Also, Alexandria Union Station, which see less daily trains than Union Station.
The Washington Area Metro makes several stops in Arlington. The Orange Line stops are Ballston-MU, Virginia Square-GMU, Clarendon, Court House, and Rosslyn. The Blue and Yellow Line stops are Rosslyn, Arlington Cemetery, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Crystal City, and Reagan National Airport.
Highways entering Arlington include I-395 from the Southwest, I-66 and US Route 50 from the West, George Washington Parkway from the Northwest, and US Route 1 from the South. All connect to the Washington beltway (I-495). In addition, there are 3 bridges that cross the Potomac River between Arlington and DC: Key, Lincoln, Memorial, and 14th Street.
GPS Address (for mobile devices and Google maps): 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201-4426
DIRECTIONS TO ARLINGTON CAMPUS
(3351 North Fairfax Dr., Arlington) by Metro
Take the Orange Line to the Virginia Square/GMU station. The Arlington Campus is approximately 2 blocks Take the escalator to the street level, and turn to face Fairfax Drive. Across the street and to the right, you will see the FDIC building. Cross the street and continue past the FDIC building. The Arlington Campus is on the left.
DIRECTIONS TO ARLINGTON CAMPUS (3351 North Fairfax Dr., Arlington) from Washington, DC Cross over the Roosevelt Bridge; follow signs to the George Washington Parkway. Once on the parkway, exit at Spout Run (left exit). Cross over Route 29 (Lee Highway). Spout Run is now Kirkwood Road. Cross over Washington Boulevard. The Arlington Campus is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.
DIRECTIONS TO ARLINGTON CAMPUS (3351 North Fairfax Dr., Arlington) from I-66 heading east Exit I-66 at Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive (exit 71). The exit ramp turns into Fairfax Drive. After traveling one mile on North Fairfax Drive, you will see the FDIC building on the left. The Arlington Campus is past the FDIC building.
DIRECTIONS TO ARLINGTON CAMPUS (3351 North Fairfax Dr., Arlington) from I-66 heading west Exit I-66 at Glebe Road (exit 71). Turn left onto Washington Boulevard. Stay on Washington Boulevard until you pass the Giant Supermarket; then turn right onto Kirkwood Road. The Arlington Campus is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.
DIRECTIONS TO ARLINGTON CAMPUS
(3351 North Fairfax Dr., Arlington) from I-395
Exit I-395 at Glebe Road North. Continue on Glebe Road, passing Ballston Common Mall on the right. Cross over Wilson Boulevard, then turn right onto Fairfax Drive. After one mile you will see the FDIC building on the left. The Arlington Campus is past the FDIC building.
DIRECTIONS TO ARLINGTON CAMPUS (3351 North Fairfax Dr., Arlington) from Fairfax and Points West, via Route 50 Go east on Route 50 (Arlington Blvd.). Exit at Glebe Road, and turn left on Glebe. Turn right on Fairfax Drive. The Arlington Campus is one mile down on North Fairfax Drive, past the FDIC building, on the left.
Visitor parking is available in the Founders Hall garage at the posted hourly rate, currently $3/hour with a daily maximum of $15. Payment methods accepted: cash, coin, Visa/MasterCard.