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  Visiting NSF: National Airport

Washington National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport to NSF and serves more than 400 flights daily. Many area hotels provide free transportation to and from National Airport.

Metro Directions:

National Airport is served by Metro's Yellow and Blue lines. Visitors should take a Blue line train to Rosslyn, transfer to the Orange line, and get off at the Ballston-Marymount University stop.

Driving Directions

6 miles, 15-20 minutes

Please note that weekdays, I-66 inside the Beltway is limited to a minimum of 2 passengers (HOV restriction) for westbound traffic from 4-6:30 p.m. Plan an alternate route during these times.

  • Stay in left lane when exiting the airport terminal area.
  • Exit left following routing to Alexandria/Crystal
  • City/Route 1 and I-66.
  • Remain in left lanes following signs to Alexandria/Crystal City/Route 1 and I-66; do not follow routing to Washington, D.C.
  • Follow signs to Alexandria, Route 1 south (Jefferson Davis Highway).
  • Turn right at second signal, on Rt. 120, S.Glebe Road.
  • Remain on Glebe Road for approximately 5 miles, passing under Rt.395 and subsequently passing by Ballston Common Shopping Center.
  • Turn right on Wilson Blvd. after passing Ballston Common.
  • Turn left on N. Stuart Drive.

Taxis and Buses:

Taxi from National taxi-stand
estimated cost: $11.00; additional person: $1.00
estimated travel time: approximately 15 minutes

Washington Flyer Express Bus
from National to 1517 K. Street, N.W.
(703) 685-1400
estimated cost: $8.00 one way; $14 round trip
estimated travel time: approximately 20-30 minutes

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Web Site

For more information on transportation options from National Airport, please visit the National Airport ground transportation info page.

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