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Shuttle or Taxi from Reagan

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Shuttle or Taxi from Reagan

Coming into Reagan this Friday what is the best way to get to the Willard: shuttle or taxi?

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1. Re: Shuttle or Taxi from Reagan

Taxi (if you don't want to ride the metro). It will be as cheap or cheaper than a shuttle. I think it will be around $25 without tip.

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Depending on the time of day you might want to consider Metro unless you have a lot of luggage. Otherwise I would take a taxi. Can't think of any benefit to taking a shuttle.

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We are here right now. We flew into Dulles and used the Flyer bus to get us to the Metro station. From there, we used the Metro to get to our hotel in Alexandria. There is a Metro right at Reagan airport. That's what I would use if I were you. It is so easy. If you want more information, find out what Metro stop is closest to your hotel. Then go to www.wmata.com and use their trip planner. Put in Reagan National airport as your starting point, and your hotel Metro stop as the ending point. The trip planner willl then tell you exactly what line to use and how much it will cost. It will only be $3 or less. Good luck!

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I second Ivarnau's recommendation to take the metro - the Washington metro is easy to use and get around and much more spacious and user-friendly than some of the older underground systems you might have experienced. Plus, I think it has aircon throughout so it's much more comfortable with luggage than, say, the New York subway.

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Unless you have a lot of luggage or have challenges walking, I too would recommend Metro. The Metro station at Reagan is attached to the B and C terminals by covered walkways. It's then a 17 minute ride on the Blue Line from DCA to Metro Center, with no change of trains. Once at Metro Center, you need to ride up three escalators (or three elevators), and then walk three flat / downhill blocks to the Willard.

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6. Re: Shuttle or Taxi from Reagan

Unless you are really focused on saving a few (and I do mean few) bucks, take the taxi. Depending on the time of day, your taxi might be at or near the Willard by the time the first train arrives to pick you up at the Metro station. It's a short taxi ride, and relatively inexpensive. The cost difference will vary, depending on the time of day and the number of people in your party, but it won't be significant either way. If you can afford the Willard, you can certainly afford the extra cost of the taxi.

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