There are 9 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Smithsonian Institution by bus, subway, taxi, towncar, shuttle, foot or bike

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  19 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Crystal City to Washington, DC - Independence & 12th West Side Washington

$17 - $20

Cheapest option

Subway via ARCHIVES station  •  22 min

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to ARCHIVES station Yellow

$2 - $3

7 alternative options

Subway  •  25 min

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to SMITHSONIAN station Blue

$3 - $4

Taxi  •  5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Smithsonian Institution 3.2 miles

$13 - $17

Towncar  •  5 min

  1. Take a town car from Reagan Washington Airport to Smithsonian Institution 3.2 miles

$75 - $110

Shuttle  •  5 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Reagan Washington Airport to Smithsonian Institution

$16 - $75

Uber  •  5 min

  1. Take an Uber from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Smithsonian Institution 3.2 miles

$7 - $12

Walk  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Walk from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Smithsonian Institution 4.2 miles

Bikeshare  •  33 min

  1. Cycle from Rd & Crystal Dr to Independence Ave & L'enfant Plaza Sw / Doe 5.2 miles

$7

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, DC - Crystal City and arriving at Washington, DC - Independence & 12th West Side. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Smithsonian Institution is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Smithsonian Institution without a car is to bus which takes 19 min and costs .

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The bus from Washington, DC - Crystal City to Washington, DC - Independence & 12th West Side takes 15 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Smithsonian Institution bus services, operated by Academy Bus, depart from Washington, DC - Crystal City station.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Smithsonian Institution bus services, operated by Academy Bus, arrive at Washington, DC - Independence & 12th West Side station.

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There are 846+ hotels available in Smithsonian Institution. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Smithsonian Institution.
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  • Distance: 2.7 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

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

Academy Bus operates a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Smithsonian Institution 5 times a week. Tickets cost $17 - $20 and the journey takes 15 min.

Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to ARCHIVES station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to SMITHSONIAN station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Academy Bus
Phone
201-420-7000
Website
academybus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Crystal City to Washington, DC - Independence & 12th West Side
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
academybus.com
Other operators
Uber Washington D.C.
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Smithsonian Institution
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$7 - $12
UberX
$8 - $12
WAV
$8 - $12
UberX Car Seat
$17 - $23
UberXL
$13 - $18
Black
$21 - $28
Black Car Seat
$30 - $40
Black SUV Car Seat
$35 - $50
Black SUV
$29 - $40
Capital BikeShare
Phone
1-877-430-2453
Website
capitalbikeshare.com
Bike from Rd & Crystal Dr to Independence Ave & L'enfant Plaza Sw / Doe
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7
More information at
capitalbikeshare.com
Bikeshare
$7
Taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Smithsonian Institution
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Red Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-285-1632
Website
redcabdc.com
https://dfhv.dc.gov/
Website
dfhv.dc.gov
Mats DC
Phone
+1 202-480-6807
Website
dcmats.com
Yellow Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-544-1212
Website
dcyellowcab.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Reagan Washington Airport to Smithsonian Institution
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Shuttle from Reagan Washington Airport to Smithsonian Institution
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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