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There are 5 ways to get from UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution by train, bus, taxi or foot

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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Train

  1. Take the train from Union Station to L Enfant

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Line 230 bus

  1. Take the line 230 bus from N CAPITOL ST & H ST NW sb to INDEPENDENCE AVE & 12TH ST eb

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from North Capitol St & Massachusetts Ave to Constitution Ave Nw & 9Th St Nw

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution

Walk

  1. Walk from UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution

UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution by train and walk

The journey time between UNION STATION station and Smithsonian Institution is around 8 min and covers a distance of around 2 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 8 min. Operated by Virginia Railway Express, the UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution service departs from Union Station and arrives in Smithsonian Institution. Typically 75 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
8 min
Fastest journey time:
8 min
Journey distance:
2 miles
Services per week:
75
Cheapest price:
$3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:55
Last service departs at:
18:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution train and walk schedules

Departing Monday, October 18, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution is to line 230 bus which costs $1 - $2 and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution is to taxi which costs $11 - $14 and takes 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from North Capitol St & Massachusetts Ave and arriving at Constitution Ave Nw & 9Th St Nw. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Union Station station and arriving at L Enfant. Services depart every two hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

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The distance between UNION STATION station and Smithsonian Institution is 1 miles.

The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution without a car is to train which takes 16 min and costs $3 - $5.

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The train from Union Station to L Enfant takes 8 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, depart from North Capitol St & Massachusetts Ave station.

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UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution train services, operated by Virginia Railway Express, depart from Union Station.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution is to train which takes 16 min and costs $3 - $5. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1 - $2 and takes 23 min.

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Map of how to get from UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution.
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  • Distance: 1.4 miles
  • Duration: 16 min

What companies run services between UNION STATION station, DC, USA and Smithsonian Institution, DC, USA?

Virginia Railway Express operates a train from Union Station to L Enfant every 2 hours. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 8 min. Alternatively, Metro Washington DC operates a bus from North Capitol St & Massachusetts Ave to Constitution Ave Nw & 9Th St Nw every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 8 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from North Capitol St & Massachusetts Ave to Constitution Ave Nw & 9Th St Nw
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from N CAPITOL ST & H ST NW sb to INDEPENDENCE AVE & 12TH ST eb
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
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Maryland Transit
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution
Ave. Duration
3 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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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UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, arrive at Constitution Ave Nw & 9Th St Nw station.

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UNION STATION station to Smithsonian Institution train services, operated by Virginia Railway Express, arrive at L Enfant station.

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