Transportation

University-provided transportation

Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) operates five shuttle routes, connecting the campus to the Georgetown University Law Center on Capitol Hill, to University offices on Wisconsin Avenue, to Metro stations at Rosslyn (Virginia) and Dupont Circle (District of Columbia) and to more stops in North Arlington (Virginia).

Students, faculty and staff with a valid Georgetown University ID card may ride any GUTS route at no charge. Buses with handicapped access are available on all GUTS routes.

Click on the links below for a schedule of each bus route.

Transportation offered by the university's Department of Public Safety includes SafeRides, Individual Escorts and Neighborhood Shuttles.

Metrorail

The Metrorail is Washington's subway or “metro” system. It can be used to reach many parts of the city as well as many Virginia and Maryland suburbs. The nearest stops to the university are Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, and Rosslyn (Virginia). All of these stops are either a thirty minute walk or a short bus ride from Georgetown. Go to wmata.com to find out information on train schedules and for help planning trips.

You can save money by buying a SmarTrip® card, which you can use on the metro and on buses.

The website www.wmata.com offers a “Trip Planner” function allowing you to input your location and your destination. It will  then give you an itinerary, including walking directions. Metro begins service at 5:00am on weekdays and at 7:00am on weekends.

  • Metro service runs until midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 3:00am on weekends.  
  • During “rush-hour” and late-night periods, the Metrorail might be more expensive than at other times of day.
  • The farecard machines will only give you up to $5 in change.

Interactive Metrorail Map

Metrobus

The Metrobus system is quite extensive. To get a rail-to-bus discount or to transfer free from bus-to-bus, you must use a SmarTrip® card. The University area is served by five primary bus routes:

  • The Pennsylvania Avenue Line (32, 36) run through Georgetown to Wisconsin Ave, through M Street & Pennsylvania Ave down to Capitol and beyond. The Ballston-Farragut Square Line (38B) bus runs through Georgetown and ends at the Ballston Metro station in North Arlington.
  • The Glover Park-Dupont Circle Line (D2) runs from Glover Park (north of the University) to 35th and Q Streets, and ends at the Dupont Circle Metro station. The Sibley Hospital-Stadium Armory Line (D1, 3, 6) covers Glover Park, Georgetown University and Hospital, Dupont Circle and then heads downtown.
  • The G2 bus runs from the main gates of the University to Dupont Circle and then to Logan Circle and Howard University.

When using the Metrobus: 

  • You must use exact change on the bus. A bus trip is $1.80, with free transfers for up to two hours. If you’re using a SmarTrip Card, a pre-paid travel card,  it will automatically give you free transfers.  Otherwise ask your bus driver for a transfer. 
Metrobus Route Maps

Other Transportation options and resources

  • ART: Arlington, Virginia's local bus system.
  • DC Circulator: Five bus routes linking culture, entertainment, and business within downtown DC.
  • Commuter Page: Transportation options for the Washington, DC Area.
  • The Commuter Store: One-stop shopping for schedules, fares and information about the many transportation options available in the Washington Metropolitan area.
  • Get There: The DC Area Traffic and Transportation blog (Washington Post).
  • Station Masters: Guide to Metro Rail Station Neighborhoods
Taxis

The rates for taxis are regulated and posted in all taxicabs. The meter starts when the taxi pulls away from the curb and ends when the cab stops at the final destination. Additional charges are made for luggage, service during rush hours, extra passengers and snow emergency.

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