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There are 8 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington by subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

Subway  •  1h 9m

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to FORT TOTTEN station Yellow
  2. Take the subway from FORT TOTTEN station to WHEATON station Red

Cheapest option

Subway, line 33 bus, bus  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  2. Take the line 33 bus from I St & 17Th St Nw to Friendship Heights Sta & Bus Bay C 33 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Friendship Hgts Sta & Bus Bay K to Connecticut Ave & Baltimore St L8

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Subway, line 5 bus  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to METRO CENTER station
  2. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to SILVER SPRING station Red
  3. Take the line 5 bus from Silver Spring Station & Bay 232 to Knowles Ave & Detrick Ave 4 / ...

Subway, bus, line 5 bus  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to MCPHERSON SQ station
  2. Take the bus from Franklin Square & Bus Bay D to Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 103 S2 / ...
  3. Take the line 5 bus from Silver Spring Station & Bay 232 to Knowles Ave & Detrick Ave 4 / ...

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington 14.1 miles

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington 14.1 miles

Towncar  •  24 min

  1. Take a town car from Reagan Washington Airport to Kensington 14.1 miles

Shuttle  •  24 min

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

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington by subway and bus

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Kensington is around 1h 18m and covers a distance of around 20 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 4m. Operated by Metro Washington DC and Montgomery County MD Ride On, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Knowles Ave & Detrick Ave. Typically 293 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h
Layover time:
18 min
Total time:
1h 18m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 4m
Journey distance:
20 miles
Services per week:
293
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:22
Last service departs at:
22:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington subway and bus schedules

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

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) → Kensington
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kensington is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kensington is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kensington is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington is to drive, which costs $1 - $2 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington is to taxi which costs $45 - $60 and takes 24 min.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Kensington is 12 miles. The road distance is 14.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington without a car is to subway which takes 1h 9m and costs $4 - $13.

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It takes approximately 1h 9m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington is 14 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington.
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  • Distance: 12.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 9m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Kensington, Montgomery County, MD, USA?

You can take a vehicle from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington via FORT TOTTEN station, WHEATON station, and Wheaton Station & Bay K in around 1h 9m.

Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to FORT TOTTEN station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $3
Subway from FORT TOTTEN station to WHEATON station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to METRO CENTER station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Subway from METRO CENTER station to SILVER SPRING station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to MCPHERSON SQ station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Montgomery County MD Ride On
Website
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Silver Spring Station & Bay 232 to Knowles Ave & Detrick Ave
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Friendship Heights Station & Bay B to Connecticut Ave & Baltimore St
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from I St & 17Th St Nw to Friendship Heights Sta & Bus Bay C
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1
Bus from Friendship Hgts Sta & Bus Bay K to Connecticut Ave & Baltimore St
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1
Bus from Franklin Square & Bus Bay D to Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 103
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1
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 Kensington
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Shuttle
$30 - $55
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 Kensington
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Private
$95 - $130
Taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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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