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BWI- Best Way To Get To Downtown DC  
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5690 times:

Just wondering, as I got a WN DING fares update and their offering BDL-BWI for 29.00 o/w and the return for the same. Im thinkin of going for a weekend and wodering how to get to dc from there.


Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5684 times:

If it was a weekday you could take the MARC Penn Line from the BWI rail station into Washington Union Station. However that train does not run on weekends. Best alternate for speed and time would be Amtrak from BWI to Washington Union. $11.00 each way if you are on a regional service train. Service looks like it is pretty much hourly. Though some of those frequencies are on Acela Express and it more expensive, $33.00.

Taxi and Super Shuttle would all be more expensive. Metrobus may also be an option but will take longer.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5683 times:

Thanks. I was hoping there was some kind of rail service, woulda been a pain in the arse to take a taxi.


Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5675 times:

AmTrak...Or you can take the SuperShuttle.

If you're gonna be in DC, shoot me an e-mail...I'll take you around.


User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5668 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 1):
Though some of those frequencies are on Acela Express and it more expensive, $33.00.

Also, the Acela wasn't much (any?) faster for such a short run as I recall. The regular trains work fine (both Amtrak and MARC) for this route.



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5652 times:

Of course you could instead fly into DCA and take a 10 minute Metro ride... Wink

User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 784 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5641 times:

I agree with those that recommend Amtrak from BWI. It's quick and easy and you can buy your ticket online and print it at the BWI station kiosk. I made from gate push back in SAT to Union Station in DC in under five hours:

- SAT-BWI nonstop (early arrival at BWI).
- No bags to claim...I went straight to the lower baggage level and within minutes boarded the BWI Rail Station bus.
- Printed my Amtrak ticket from the kiosk and the train (Amtrak Regional)arrived in about 15 min.
- An approx. 25 min. train ride into DC. (Union Station is awsome - check out the lower level food court)
- From there you can catch the Metro or start walking (the Capital is just down the street).
- SATX is right...the Amtrak Acela is not worth the extra money for such a short trip.


User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5640 times:

I have done both, it is either 27 minutes or 21 minutes depending on which train you take


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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5637 times:

thought there was a train from BWI terminal straight to Union Station for about $5?

User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5636 times:

Quoting ETStar (Reply 8):
thought there was a train from BWI terminal straight to Union Station for about $5?

During the week, there is the commuter line, it runs on Amtraks rails.



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