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Getting Around Washington, D.C.

With traffic and heavy congestion causing hours of delays, driving in Washington, D.C. can be a real headache. Luckily, Washington, D.C. offers one of the best public transportation systems in the world. Listed below are a few options that will save you time and money when traveling around Washington, D.C.

Metro (subway)
The most convenient way to travel around Washington, D.C. is to use the city's great public transit system. The Metro subway system provides safe, clean, reliable transit service for more than 700,000 customers a day throughout the Washington, D.C. area. The system is the second busiest in the United States, serving 86 stations in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website is the best resource to help you navigate the Metro subway system. The trip planner and system maps are particularly useful for out-of-town visitors.

Metrobus
A convenient alternative to taking the subway is riding the Metrobus. The Metrobus has 11,500 bus stops throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website also includes information to help you use the Metrobus.

Taxi
Taxis are a convenient and relatively easy way to get around the city of Washington, D.C. However, they can be expensive depending on the traffic and how far you are traveling. Below are a few links to help you use the Washington D.C. taxi cabs.

Bicycling
Capital Bikeshare puts over 1800+ bicycles at your fingertips. You can choose any of the 200+ stations across Washington, D.C., Arlington and Alexandria, VA and Montgomery County, MD and return it to any station near your destination.

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