Getting to the Conference

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Special note regarding air travel:

For international UAA registrants:

If you are arriving by air, there are two (2) main passenger international airports, the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Both of the airports are approximately the same distance away from the Renaissance Hotel.

For local and national UAA registrants:

You are welcome to fly into the international airports listed above, however, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is closest airport to the Renaissance Hotel with a distance of approximately 5 miles.

1. Arrive by Air: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

2401 Smith Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22202

IAD is about 27.8 miles (about 33 minutes by car) SE from the Renaissance Hotel. Visit the IAD website.

Airlines that Operate out of IAD

Air Canada; Air China; Air France; Air India; Alaska; Alitalia; American Airlines; ANA; Austrian; Avianca; British Airways; brussels airlines; Cathay Pacific; CapaAirlines; Delta; EgyptAir; Emirates; Ethiopian; Etihad Airways; Frontier; Icelandair; KLM; Korean Air; Lufthansa; porter; Qatar; Royal Air Maroc; Scandinavian Airlines; Saudia; South African Airways; Southwest; Sun Country Airlines; Air Portugal; Turkish Airlines; United; Virgin Atlantic; Volaris

Van and Shuttle Services from IAD airport

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Taxi Service from IAD airport

The Washington Flyer Taxicabs serve IAD exclusively with 24-hour service. No reservations are necessary. Follow the signs for Ground Transportation or Taxi to the lower level of the Terminal, DOWN the ramp to Door 2 or Door 6.

Fare: estimated 55 USD (one-way)

Car Rental Services at IAD

To pick up your car from the Terminal Baggage Claim Level, exit DOWN the ramp to Door 2, 4, or 6. Rental car shuttle buses pick up at Curb 2C or Curb 2F. Rental car shuttle buses are operated by each individual company.

Fare:Varies by Company

Advantage; Alamo; AVIS; Budget; Dollar; Enterprise; Hertz; National; Thrifty

Silver Line Express Bus to Metrorail Station

There is direct service from IAD to Metro’s Silver Line, the Silver Line Express Bus. The trip takes about 15 minutes.

Uber/Lyft
Fare: price varies

 

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2. Arriving by Air: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

7035 Elm Road
Baltimore, MD 21240

BWI is about 34 miles SW (about 40 minutes by car) from the Renaissance Hotel. Visit BWI website.

Airlines that Operate out of BWI:

Concourse A and B: Southwest

Concourse C:Alaska Airlines, American, and Southwest Airlines

Concourse D: Allegiant Air, Air Canada, Delta, JetBlue, Southern Airways, Spirit, and United Airlines

Concourse E – International Terminal: British Airways, Condor, WOW.

Van and Shuttle Services from BWI airport

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Taxi Service from BWI airport

The taxi stand is located just outside of the baggage claim area of the Lower Level of BWI airport terminal.

Fare:estimated 55 USD (one-way)

Car Rental Services at BWI

The facility is located at Stoney Run Road and New Ridge Road. Free shuttle service carries customers to and from the airport every 10 minutes. The car rental facility is located at: 7432 New Ridge Rd. Hangover, MD 21076.

Fare:Varies by Company

AVIS; Alamo; Budget; Dollar Rent a Car; Enterprise; Hertz; National; Next Car; Payless; Thrifty

Transit

Rail Options: Amtrak, MTA MARC

Bus Options: WMATA (Washington, DC)

  • There are two WMATA Bus Stops at the BWI Marshall Airport. One is located on the lower level of the International Concourse and the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B. The BWI Express runs every 60 minutes from these times: Monday – Friday 6:30 am-9:33 p.m.

Rail + Subway Option: BWI offers free shuttle from the BWI Marshall Airport Terminal to BWI Amtrak/MARC Station. Take the rail (Amtrak) from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station. Transfer at Union Station and take the subway, exit at Gallery Place Chinatown Station. Walk for approximately 7 minutes to Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

Uber/Lyft

App-based ride services pick up and drop off passengers at the terminal curbs on the Departures/Ticketing Level between doors 9 and 11.

Fare: price varies

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3. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

DCA is about 5 miles NE (about 7 minutes by car) from the Renaissance Hotel. Visit the DCA website.

Airlines that Operate out of DCA:

Terminal A: Air Canada, Frontier, and Southwest

Terminal B: Alaska, Delta, United

Terminal B/C: American, JetBlue

Terminal C: American

Van and Shuttle Services from DCA airport

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Taxi Service from DCA airport

Service is first-come, first-served basis. To find a taxi:

  • From Terminal A, proceed out the exit doors at baggage claim and turn right. The taxis are located on the curb closest to the Terminal.
  • From Terminals B and C, proceed to the baggage claim lower level (1stfloor). Walk indoors to Door 5. Exit doors to the curbside. There will be marked taxi locations.

Fare:estimated 19 USD (one-way)

Car Rental Services at DCA

On-airport rental car counters are located on the first floor in Terminal Garage A. For off-airport brands, customers will board the airport’s “rental cars” shuttle bus. Pick up locations are on the center lane at Terminal A or on the ticketing level
(floor 3) for Terminal B and C.

Fare:Varies by Company

On-Airport Brands: Alamo; AVIS; Budget; Dollar; Enterprise; Hertz; National; Payless; Thrifty; Zip Car

Off-Airport Brands: Advantage; ez Rent-A-Car

Bus and Subway Services

Bus Fare:10 USD (one-way)

Subway Fare:2.5 USD (one-day)

Yellow Line (Gallery Place) 

Metrorail

DCA is located on the Metro. To get to the Metrorail station from the Terminals:

  • Terminal A: Exit the terminal to the streetside curb, and board any “Airport Shuttle” bus. At the stops for Terminal B/C or Parking Garages B and C, you can access an enclosed bridge which connects to the Metrorail station.
  • Terminal B and C: Use either of two enclosed pedestrian bridges on the concourse level which connects directly to the Metrorail station.

Uber/Lyft

Customers should select the appropriate pick up location and coordinate directly with the driver.

  • Terminal A: Customers can meet their ride on the third (outer) curb
  • Terminal B/C: Customers can meet their ride on the Baggage Claim level (1stfloor) or the Ticketing Level (3rdfloor)

Fare: price varies

4. Arrive by Car: Driving Directions and Taxi/Peer-to-Peer Services From IAD Airport

Follow the signs to Dulles Airport Access Rd. Merge onto VA-267 E which becomes I-66 E. Take I-66 E to the Roosevelt Bridge, stay in the middle lane. Take the Constitution Ave exit off of the Roosevelt Bridge. Follow Constitution Ave until 12th Street and turn left. Continue on 12th Street and make a right turn on New York Ave. Proceed on New York Ave for two blocks and make a right turn on 9th Street. The hotel is on your immediate left

From BWI Airport

Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway South (MD 295) to US50 west (New York Ave.). Take New York Ave. at 5th St. Stay to the right and the street will become L St. Turn onto 9th St. The hotel is on the left. *** From I-95 S to I-295 S. Towards 50 West, will turn into New York Avenue. Continue on New York Avenue and make a left onto 9th Street NW. The hotel is 2 blocks down on your left.

From DCA Airport

Follow the signs to Washington D.C. (George Washington Parkway). Take the I-395/Route 1 north exit (which is the 14th St. bridge). Stay to the right and exit onto 12th St. Follow 12th St. to New York Ave and turn right. Turn right off of New York Ave onto 9th St. *** From the North: Take i-95 S to I-295 S. Towards 50 West, will turn into New York Avenue. Continue on New York Avenue and make a left onto 9th Street NW. The hotel is 2 blocks down on your left.

Uber/Lyft

Fare:varies by app service and distance to Renaissance Hotel

These services are offered on an individual, reservation basis. You can schedule a single pick-up or share a ride and split the fair.

Parking Options at the Renaissance Hotel

On-site parking fee: 35 USD daily

Valet parking fee: 53.10 USD daily (tax included)

Electric car charging stations: 2, for a fee 35 USD per stay*

*daily fee includes in/out privileges

5. Arriving by Train: Amtrak

AMTRAK – Union Station

50 Massachusetts Avenue NE

Washington, DC 20002

If you wish to travel by train, AMTRAK serves many major cities in the United States. Ticket prices vary and are based on the city and state of departure to Washington, D.C. The nearest AMTRAK station is Union Station. You may wish to use Google maps to search for transfer options (car, bus, metro) for transport from Union Station to the Renaissance Hotel. For more information about AMTRAK in Washington, D.C., click here.

From Amtrak - Union Station to Renaissance Hotel (by car):

 

 

 

 

From Amtrak - Union Station to Renaissance Hotel (bus wheelchair accessible route):
Note: Gold highlighted route is GT-US line.

6. Arriving by Bus

Greyhound – Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave NE

Washington, DC 20002

Fare:Varies by travel location

The Greyhound bus serves many major U.S. cities. Ticket prices vary by location of departure. To visit the Greyhound website for ticket prices, click here.

From Greyhound Station to Renaissance Hotel (by car):

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Greyhound Station to Renaissance Hotel (bus wheelchair accessible route):

7. Arriving by Subway

Subway Station: Gallery Place – Chinatown (Green, Yellow, and Red Lines)

To plan your route, visit: https://www.wmata.com/

 

PLEASE NOTE: Wheelchair and Scooter Rental information coming soon! This information will also be listed on our “Individual and Family Accessibility Resources” webpage.