There are 9 ways to get from Tidal Basin to National Zoological Park by subway, bus, taxi, towncar, 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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Subway  •  26 min

  1. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to WOODLEY PARK-ZOO station Red

$2 - $3

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Bus  •  47 min

  1. Take the bus from Constitution Ave Nw & 21St St Nw to Connecticut Ave & Cathedral Ave L1

$2 - $5

7 alternative options

Subway via SMITHSONIAN station  •  33 min

  1. Take the subway from SMITHSONIAN station to METRO CENTER station Orange / ...
  2. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to WOODLEY PARK-ZOO station Red

$3

Line 52 bus  •  46 min

  1. Take the line 52 bus from Independence Ave & 14Th St to 14Th St & Columbia Rd 52

$2 - $5

Bus via UNION STATION station  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from East Basin Drive SW at Jefferson Memorial to E Street and Columbus Circle NE Nm

$3 - $4

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tidal Basin to National Zoological Park 4.3 miles

$17 - $21

Uber  •  8 min

  1. Take an Uber from Tidal Basin to National Zoological Park 4.3 miles

$8 - $14

Walk  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Walk from Tidal Basin to National Zoological Park 4.3 miles

Bikeshare  •  45 min

  1. Cycle from Jefferson Memorial to Connecticut Ave Nw / National Zoo 5 miles

$7

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Constitution Ave Nw & 21St St Nw and arriving at Connecticut Ave & Cathedral Ave. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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The distance between Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Tidal Basin to National Zoological Park without a car is to subway which takes 26 min and costs .

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The subway from METRO CENTER station to WOODLEY PARK-ZOO station takes 8 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Tidal Basin to National Zoological Park bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, depart from Constitution Ave Nw & 21St St Nw station.

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Tidal Basin to National Zoological Park bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, arrive at Connecticut Ave & Cathedral Ave station.

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There are 854+ hotels available in National Zoological Park. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tidal Basin to National Zoological Park.
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  • Distance: 3.2 miles
  • Duration: 26 min

What companies run services between Tidal Basin, DC, USA and National Zoological Park, DC, USA?

Metro Washington DC operates a bus from Tidal Basin to National Zoological Park every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 33 min.

Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from METRO CENTER station to WOODLEY PARK-ZOO station
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from SMITHSONIAN station to METRO CENTER station
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Constitution Ave Nw & 21St St Nw to Connecticut Ave & Cathedral Ave
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus from Independence Ave & 14Th St to 14Th St & Columbia Rd
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
DC Circulator
Website
dccirculator.com
Bus from East Basin Drive SW at Jefferson Memorial to E Street and Columbus Circle NE
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
dccirculator.com
Other operators
Uber Washington D.C.
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Tidal Basin to National Zoological Park
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$8 - $14
UberX
$9 - $13
WAV
$9 - $13
UberX Car Seat
$18 - $24
UberXL
$15 - $21
Black
$25 - $35
Black Car Seat
$30 - $45
Black SUV Car Seat
$40 - $55
Black SUV
$30 - $45
Capital BikeShare
Phone
1-877-430-2453
Website
capitalbikeshare.com
Bike from Jefferson Memorial to Connecticut Ave Nw / National Zoo
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7
More information at
capitalbikeshare.com
Bikeshare
$7
Taxi from Tidal Basin to National Zoological Park
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21
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

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