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Getting to the National Mall

National mall

The National Mall is home to many of the District’s most well-known attractions—memorials, museums, the White House, the Library of Congress, the Capitol and more are all clustered around the Mall. Parking, however, is in short supply. Fortunately, many transportation options are available that make driving to and around the National Mall completely unnecessary. Know your options before visiting the National Mall and leave the car at home!

Use this handy infographic to quickly find all your transit options for getting to the National Mall.


Transportation Options by Memorial

Quick Tips:
Use Metro's Next Train arrival tool to save on wait times.

Numerous Metrobus lines service the Smithsonian Museums. To find a route closest to a particular museum, type the museum's name into Metro's Services Nearby tool, or type your destination into our Interactive Map.

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial
Metrorail Stations.......................Foggy Bottom - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, 13F, 13G, H1, N3, X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........19th Street & Constitution Avenue NW

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
Metrorail Stations.......................Foggy Bottom - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, 13F, 13G, H1, N3, X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........19th Street & Constitution Avenue NW

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Metrorail Stations.......................Foggy Bottom - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, 13F, 13G, H1, N3, X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive SW

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Metrorail Stations.......................Foggy Bottom - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, 13F, 13G, H1, N3, X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive SW

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Metrorail Stations.......................Smithsonian - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................11Y, 13F, 13G, 16F, 52, V7, V9
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive SW

Washington Monument

Washington Monument
Metrorail Stations.......................Foggy Bottom & Smithsonian - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, 11Y, 13F, 13G, 16F, 52, N3, X1
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Jefferson Drive & 14th Street SW

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial
Metrorail Stations.......................Foggy Bottom - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes....................... 7Y, 11Y, 13F, 13G, 52, H1, L1, N3, X1
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........19th Street & Constitution Avenue NW

Smithsonian Museums

Smithsonian Museums
Metrorail Stations.......................Federal Triangle, Smithsonian & L'Enfant Plaza - Blue & Orange Lines; L'Enfant Plaza & Archives - Yellow & Green Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, 13F, 13G, H1, N3, X1; Plus more - see note above
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........19th Street & Constitution Avenue NW

White House

White House
Metrorail Stations.......................Farragut West & McPherson Square - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................11Y, 32, 36, 37, 39, 42, 43, G8, P17, P19, S2, S4, S9, W13, X2
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........New York Avenue & 15th Street, NW

Holocaust Museum

Holocaust Museum
Metrorail Stations.......................Smithsonian - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................11Y, 13F, 13G, 16F, 52, V7, V9
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Jefferson Drive & 14th Street SW

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Metrorail Stations.......................Smithsonian - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................11Y, V7, V9, 13F, 16F, 52.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Jefferson Drive & 14th Street SW


The Capitol Building

The Capitol Building
Metrorail Stations.......................Union Station - Red Line; Capitol South - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................32, 34, 36, 39, 96, 97, A11
Capital Bikeshare Stations.........Maryland & Independence Avenue SW

Supreme Court

Supreme Court
Metrorail Stations.......................Union Station - Red Line; Capitol South - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, 13F, 13G, H1, N3, X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations........4th & East Capitol Street, NE

Library of Congress

Library of Congress
Metrorail Stations.......................Union Station - Red Line; Capitol South - Blue and Orange Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, 13F, 13G, H1, N3, X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations.........3rd & D Street, SE

General transportation options around the National Mall

Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare

The District’s bikesharing program makes bicycles available to anyone over the age of 16. Simply take a bike from one of over 165+ stations in DC and Arlington, and return it to a nearby docking station. There are a number of bike stations convenient to the National Mall and its many attractions.

  • 19th Street & Constitution Avenue NW - Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall, WWII Memorial

  • Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive SW- Martin Luther King Jr., FDR, Jefferson Memorials
  • Jefferson Drive & 14th Street SW- Washington Monument, Holocaust Museum, Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Smithsonian/Jefferson Drive & 12th Street SW - The National Mall and surrounding museums
  • USDA/12th & Independence Avenue SW - The National Mall and surrounding museums
  • 10th Street & Constitution Avenue NW - The National Mall and surrounding museums
  • L’Enfant Plaza/7th & C Street SW- The National Mall and surrounding museums
  • Maryland & Independence Avenue SW- The Capitol Building

For more information about how to use Capital Bikeshare, fees and station locations, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.

Bike and Roll

Bike and Roll

If you’re looking to rent a bicycle for a full day of sightseeing, Bike and Roll provides bicycles to children and adults of all ages for two hours or more. A bike lock, helmet, flat kit and map come free with all rentals.


Bike and Roll has two locations near the National Mall:

•    12th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW at The Old Post Office Pavilion
•    50 Massachusetts Ave., NE inside BikestationDC at Union Station

Visit bikethesites.comfor more information.

DC Circulator

Circulator

The Circulator is the District’s local bus service connecting neighborhoods throughout DC. Buses run every 10 minutes and fares are only $1 or 50 cents for seniors or the disabled. Children under five ride for free. There is a stop across from the Capitol Building at 1st Street & Maryland Avenue NE on the Union Station-Navy Yard route.

Pedicabs

Pedicabs

Pedicabs are small “cabs” powered by bicycles and are plentiful in the area surrounding the National Mall. You may hail a pedicab as you would a motor vehicle taxi or you may call in advance to reserve one. In addition to providing transportation, many pedicabs also give sightseeing tours.

Three pedicab companies operate in the District, including Capitol Pedicabs, National Pedicabs and DC Pedicab. For more information on rates and reservations, visit their websites.

ANC Tour Service

ANC Tours Service

ANC Tours by Martz Gray Line provides express shuttle service from Union Station to the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Martin Luther King Memorial, the Smithsonian Metro station, and back.

Hours of operation are from 9:00am to 6:30pm March through September and from 9:00am to 4:30pm October through February, based on demand. The cost of service is $5 per person for each boarding. Tickets are available for purchase at the Union Station ticket window, located on the bus level of the parking garage, and online at www.graylinedc.com.

For more information, call 1-866-531-4115.

Open Top Sightseeing

Open Top Sightseeing

Open Top Sightseeing is the authorized concessioner of the National Park Service and Department of Interior, providing the official interpretive sightseeing tour of the National Mall. This is a Hop-On Hop-Off service with multiple stops located at on the National Mall including: American Indian Museum, Air & Space Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Castle, National Mall, Washington Monument, Bureau of Engraving and Holocaust Museum, Jefferson Memorial, FDR/MLK, Jr. Memorials, Lincoln and Korean War Memorials, Vietnam War Memorial and WWII Memorial, and throughout downtown Washington., DC. (For a complete list of stops, please visit the website).

Hours of operation are from 9am-6pm leaving from Union Station. The cost of service is $32 per adult and $20 per child for a 24-hour pass. Tickets are available for purchase on-line and on the bus.

Visit www.opentopsightseeing.com for more information and a detailed list of stops.