Transportation around D.C.

DC Metro is the preferred transportation around the area. The last Metro Stop on the Redline (Upper Left) is Tenleytown - AU, the stop for getting to American University Campus for Thursday.  There are a variety of stops near the US Capitol but Union Station is most common.

Download the DC METRO PFD pocket Guide and Full Color Map HERE.  You can also find Bus Schedules by following the link.  

From Tenleytown - AU Metro to American University Washington College of Law:



American University Washington College of Law

4300 Nebraska Avenue, N.W

Washington, D.C. 20016


Get Walking and Driving Directions to AU

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From Tenleytown Metro To AU Washington College of Law

1: Turn right on Albemarle St

2: Turn Left on Wisconsin ave

3: Continue Right onto Tenley circle

4: Head to the large grey building 


Getting To the United States Capitol 


Get the Capitol PDF Map 


**Special Shuttle Service for those with Mobility Issues  For your convenience, the Capitol Visitor Center Office of Visitor Services provides an on-demand shuttle service for those with mobility issues or in manual wheelchairs.  The shuttles run from the southwest corner of Capitol Square at Independence Ave. and First St. SW to the Capitol Visitor Center entrance at the center of the Capitol’s East Plaza.  Please inquire about this service from the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services at 202.224.4048, from any Visitor Services personnel in a red shirt or vest, or at either of the Visitor Services kiosks located at the southwest corner of Capitol Square or on the east side of the Capitol near the corner of First St. NE/SE and East Capitol Street.  Please provide as much advance notice as possible to help facilitate your request.

Getting to the Capitol by Subway

There are three subway stops found within walking distance of the Capitol:

  • Union Station – Located at First Street, NW, and Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Capitol South – Located at First Street between C and D Streets, SE.
  • Federal Center, SW – Located at the southwest corner of Third and D Streets, SW.

Additional information on riding the subway, which is called the Metro, is available at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority homepage

Two DC Circulator routes, (Union Station – Navy Yard Route and National Mall Route) include stops near the U.S. Capitol. The Circulator is another kind of public bus, and you will find more information about this option at

Getting to the Capitol by Car

Please keep in mind that there is very little public parking available near the Capitol. The nearest public parking facility is at Union Station, to the north of the Capitol.

Metered street parking is found along the Mall to the west of the Capitol.

Other Transportation Options



Transportation TO Washington, D.C.

There are a number of easy and inexpensive options into the city from the east coast.  A bus from NYC to DC runs around $25.


Amtrak is another good option. 

Amtrak offers group rates for groups of 20 or more.  You can organize a group from your area and travel together!


Best Airport to Downtown area is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport