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There are 7 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station by subway, taxi, towncar, shuttle or foot

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Subway via L'ENFANT PLAZA station  •  16 min

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to L'ENFANT PLAZA station Yellow
  2. Take the subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to CAPITOL SOUTH station Blue / ...

$4 - $6

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Subway via NATIONAL AIRPORT station  •  29 min

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to L'ENFANT PLAZA station Yellow

$2 - $3

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Subway  •  28 min

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to CAPITOL SOUTH station Blue

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station 4.1 miles

$16 - $20

Towncar  •  7 min

  1. Take a town car from Reagan Washington Airport to Capitol South Station 4.1 miles

$75 - $110

Shuttle  •  7 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Reagan Washington Airport to Capitol South Station

$19 - $45

Walk  •  1h 39m

  1. Walk from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station 5.2 miles

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station by subway

The subway journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Capitol South Station is around 28 min and covers a distance of around 9 miles. The fastest subway normally takes 28 min. Operated by Metro Washington DC, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station subway service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in CAPITOL SOUTH station. Typically 793 subways run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Subway route overview

Average subway time:
28 min
Fastest subway time:
28 min
Subway distance:
9 miles
Subways per week:
793
Cheapest price:
$2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last subways

First subway departs at:
00:00
Last subway departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station subway schedules

Subway services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Subways departing Saturday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Capitol South Station
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Capitol South Station is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Capitol South Station is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Capitol South Station is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station is to subway via NATIONAL AIRPORT station which costs $2 - $3 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station is to taxi which costs $16 - $20 and takes 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station station and arriving at CAPITOL SOUTH station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Capitol South Station is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station without a car is to subway via L'ENFANT PLAZA station which takes 16 min and costs $4 - $6.

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It takes approximately 16 min to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station train services, operated by Metro Washington DC, depart from NATIONAL AIRPORT station.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station train services, operated by Metro Washington DC, arrive at CAPITOL SOUTH station.

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There are 533+ hotels available in Capitol South Station. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station.
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  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Duration: 16 min

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Capitol South Station, DC, USA?

You can take a vehicle from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station via L'ENFANT PLAZA station in around 16 min.

Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to L'ENFANT PLAZA station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to CAPITOL SOUTH station
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to CAPITOL SOUTH station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Shuttles by Jayride

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Shuttle from Reagan Washington Airport to Capitol South Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Shuttle
$19 - $45
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Towncar from Reagan Washington Airport to Capitol South Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Private
$75 - $110
Taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Capitol South Station
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Yellow Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-544-1212
Website
dcyellowcab.com
Red Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-285-1632
Website
redcabdc.com
Mats DC
Phone
+1 202-480-6807
Website
dcmats.com
https://dfhv.dc.gov/
Website
dfhv.dc.gov

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