Transportation

For those coming from outside DC, there are a number of ways to get here.

Ground Transportation

  1. Bringing a Group On a Bus

If you are bringing a group on a bus, please click here to register your group and your bus. We need you to register so we can communicate vital information to you as well as help connect you with others in your area in need of a bus ride. More details will be sent after you register. Check info about parking options (in addition to those below), permits, and more at http://godcgo.com/motorcoach/. Have a question about buses? Email actnowtranspo@gmail.com.

Buses will be able to drop off and pick up on Independence Avenue SW between 7th Street and 14th Street. Those vehicles with persons with mobility limitations should proceed to the ADA dropoff point at 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. After they drop off passengers, buses will be able to park at one of these locations:

Georgia Avenue Baptist Church – 12525 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring Assembly of God Church – 12805 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD
Glenmont United Methodist Church – 12901 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD

These locations are close to the Glenmont Metro Station. The cost is a suggested donation of $25 per vehicle.

RFK Stadium, Lot 8 – 2517 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC
This location is close to the Stadium/Armory Metro Station. The cost is $65. You can pay for parking upon arrival at the lot, no reservation is necessary.

View the detailed transportation plan here.

  1. Need a Ride – Bus Version

There are two options if you want to get a seat on a bus. First, you can check the bus board by clicking here. Here there will be a list of buses already coming to DC. You will need to contact the organizer of the bus directly to find out if there is still space. Check this page often as the list will change.

The second option, for those of you coming from a big city (NY, Boston, Philly, etc.), is bus.com. Here you can purchase a seat on a bus coming from your city to DC.

If you have a large group but no bus, bus.com can help with that too. Go to https://www.bus.com/charter-bus-quote/wizard or call 844-428-7568.

  1. Need a Ride – Carpool Version

We have set up a page at groupcarpool.com to help connect folks driving to DC with those needing a ride. Click here to view available carpool rides or to add your car to the list.

4. Driving

If you happen to be coming by car, there will be no designated parking areas. Parking in nearby garages is limited and can cost as much as $30. We recommend parking at a Metro station ($5.20) and then coming in via public transportation. YOU MUST BUY A SMARTRIP CARD TO PARK AT A METRO STATION. These are available at the station and will be needed when you leave the lot. From the north, the best stations to park at are Morgan Boulevard, Landover, and Greenbelt. . From the south, the best stations to park at are Franconia/Springfield and Branch Avenue. From the west, the best station is at Shady Grove. Go to www.wmata.com for location information for the stations.

Amtrak

Amtrak serves Union Station from a number of locations all over the East Coast and out to Chicago and points west. In addition, Metro’s Red line serves Union Station so you can easily get around town once you arrive.

 

Airports

The closest airport to the rally location is Washington National Airport. If you are staying at a hotel in Virginia, Washington Dulles Airport may be closer. Contact your hotel for details.

 

Public Transit Information

Check out our Get Around Guide for more info about how to get to the rally once you are in DC. Public transit is a great way to get around Washington, DC. The subway system is called Metro and the buses are called Metrobus. In order to ride Metro or Metrobus, you must purchase a SmarTrip card. To help speed you on your journey, you can buy your Metro SmarTrip card before you arrive. Make sure that you order your SmarTrip card at least a week before you come to DC to allow for processing and shipping time. You can buy your SmarTrip card online at https://smartrip.wmata.com/Storefront

The Rally 2 End Racism will take place on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The closest Metro station to the rally location is the Smithsonian Metro Station. The Orange, Blue, and Silver lines serve this station. For detailed directions via Metro go to www.wmata.com and enter your starting point. Your ending point will be the Smithsonian Metro Station.

If you happen to be closer to the Red line, feel free to take it to the Metro Center Metro Station. From there you can walk down 11th Street to the National Mall or transfer to the Orange, Silver, or Blue line.

You can view a map of the Metro system at https://www.wmata.com/schedules/maps/upload/2017-System-Map.pdf