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BWI- Best Way To Get To Downtown DC

Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:50 am

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.
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RE: BWI- Best Way To Get To Downtown DC

Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:01 am

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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RE: BWI- Best Way To Get To Downtown DC

Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:04 am

Thanks. I was hoping there was some kind of rail service, woulda been a pain in the arse to take a taxi.
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RE: BWI- Best Way To Get To Downtown DC

Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:19 am

AmTrak...Or you can take the SuperShuttle.

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RE: BWI- Best Way To Get To Downtown DC

Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:44 am

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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RE: BWI- Best Way To Get To Downtown DC

Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:29 am

Of course you could instead fly into DCA and take a 10 minute Metro ride... Wink
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RE: BWI- Best Way To Get To Downtown DC

Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:28 pm

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.
 
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RE: BWI- Best Way To Get To Downtown DC

Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:44 pm

I have done both, it is either 27 minutes or 21 minutes depending on which train you take
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RE: BWI- Best Way To Get To Downtown DC

Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:10 pm

thought there was a train from BWI terminal straight to Union Station for about $5?
 
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RE: BWI- Best Way To Get To Downtown DC

Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:15 pm

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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