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Kidney Week 2019: Travel Information

ASN Hotel Shuttle

ASN has arranged a shuttle between select official ASN hotels and the convention center. Please note that hotels that are considered to be walking distance from the convention center will not be serviced by the ASN shuttles. Shuttle will be provided from the following hotels: Capital Hilton, Grand Hyatt Washington DC, Hamilton Hotel Washington DC, Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC Downtown, Hyatt Place Washington, DC-White House, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, JW Marriott Washington, DC, Kimpton Donovan Hotel, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington, DC, Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, Liaison Capitol Hill DC, A Joie de Vivre Hotel, Sofitel Washington, DC Lafayette Square, The Darcy, The Madison, a Hilton Hotel, The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, The Westin Washington, DC City Center, W Hotel-Washington, DC, Washington Court Hotel, and Washington Marriott at Metro Center. Please note this is subject to change. Please click here to access the shuttle schedule: ASN Shuttle Schedule

Getting Around in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is serviced by the following three major Airports: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is approximately 5 miles from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is about 28 miles from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is 30 miles from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Please see below for information regarding travel to and from the airports, as well as information on how to get around the city.

Airport Transportation

For information on each airports' transportation options please visit the following websites:


The typical taxi fare from Reagan National Airport to the Walter E Washington Convention Center is $23-$27. Taxi fare from the Baltimore Washington International Airport and Dulles International airport to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is $75-$85. Many companies provide taxicab service at Reagan National Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. A Customer Service Representative will place you with the first available taxi, unless you specify a particular taxicab company. At Dulles International Airport Washington Flyer Taxicabs is the exclusive provider of taxis. To access these taxis follow the signs for ground transportation or taxi to the lower level of the terminal, down the ramp to Door 2 or Door 6. A customer service representative is available 24-hours a day. Passengers wishing to board a non-Washington Flyer cab must make advance arrangements directly with the operator of that company for pick up at Dulles. At Baltimore Washington International Airport taxi stands are located just outside the baggage level of the airport terminal near doors 5 and 3.

For more information on recommended taxi services, please visit the following websites for each airport:

Uber & Lyft

Uber and Lyft are transportation services that operate similar to Taxicabs. In order to use these services you must have downloaded the phone app and set-up an account before requesting the service.

There is a surcharge added to your fare for airport pickups, this surcharge varies based on day and time. For more specific pricing please download the appropriate app and use the "Estimate Fare" feature.

For more information on how to access these services please visit the following websites for each airport:

Other Airport Transportation Options

For more information on public transportation to and from each airport please visit the following websites:

Union Station Train and Bus Information

Union Station Washington, DC is a major transportation hub in Washington DC with transportation: Amtrak trains, commuter trains, Metro, buses, and taxis. Union Station is 1 mile from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and accessible via taxi, Uber, Lyft, and metrorail. For more information regarding Union Station and the many travel options to and from Union Station and Washington, DC please visit:


Metrorail provides safe, clean reliable transit service throughout the Washington, DC area. The Metrorail has six color coded rail lines: Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Green. For more information regarding Metrorail please visit:

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center has a metrorail stop (Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center) on the Yellow/Green Line. Please see the metrorail map for more information:


The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is compliant with all federal ADA regulations. To rent a scooter or wheelchair while onsite at the event, please visit the Kidney Week Scootaround Webpage here: We encourage you to book in advance of Kidney Week. Onsite reservations may not be available.