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There are 5 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown by subway, taxi, towncar, shuttle or foot

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Subway  •  20 min

  1. Take the subway from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Yellow/Blue Line Track 1 Platform to Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Center Platform Blue

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Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown 4.2 miles

Towncar  •  7 min

  1. Take a town car from Reagan Washington Airport to Chinatown 4.2 miles

Shuttle  •  7 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Reagan Washington Airport to Chinatown

Walk  •  1h 39m

  1. Walk from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown 5.2 miles

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown by subway

The subway journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Chinatown is around 20 min and covers a distance of around 7 miles. Operated by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown subway service departs from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Yellow/Blue Line Track 1 Platform and arrives in Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Center Platform. Typically 1497 subways run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1497 Weekly Subways
20 min Average Duration
$1 Cheapest Price
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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Chinatown
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chinatown is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown is to subway which costs $1 - $4 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown is to taxi which costs $17 - $21 and takes 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Yellow/Blue Line Track 1 Platform and arriving at Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Center Platform. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Chinatown is 4 miles.

The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown without a car is to subway which takes 20 min and costs $1 - $4.

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The subway from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Yellow/Blue Line Track 1 Platform to Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Center Platform takes 20 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown train services, operated by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, depart from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Yellow/Blue Line Track 1 Platform station.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown train services, operated by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, arrive at Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Center Platform station.

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There are 432+ hotels available in Chinatown. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown.
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  • Distance: 3.5 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

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

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates a vehicle from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Yellow/Blue Line Track 1 Platform to Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Center Platform every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 20 min.

Train operators
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Yellow/Blue Line Track 1 Platform to Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Center Platform
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Standard Fare
$2 - $4
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 Chinatown
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 Chinatown
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Private
$75 - $110
Taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chinatown
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21
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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