The Downtown Campus is accessible by public transit using Metrobus, Metrorail, and the DC Circulator bus. Visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website to plan your trip using Metrobus or Metrorail or plan your trip using Google Maps Transit Directions.
Several public buses service 55 H Street NW. For timetables and maps of each route please click here.
- The X2 and X9 buses stop at North Capitol & H St. NW and connect to metro stations Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green and Yellow Lines), Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines), and Union Station (Red Line).
- The 80 bus stops at North Capitol and H St. NW and connects to metro stations Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green, and Yellow Lines) and Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines) to the west, and to the east stops at Union Station (Red Line) before continuing north.
- The 96 bus stops at New Jersey & H St. and connects to Union Station (Red Line).
- The P6 bus stops at K St. NW & 1st St. NW. It connects to Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines), Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green, and Yellow Lines), as well as points north and points south such as Navy Yard.
Metrobus fares start at $2 and are paid with cash, a SmarTrip® card, or a virtual SmartTrip card on your mobile device upon boarding. Daily, weekly, and monthly discounted bus passes are available as well. Buy SmarTrip® cards online, at any Metrorail station, or at many convenient locations.
If you use more than one bus to reach your destination, use a SmarTrip®card to receive a free bus-to-bus transfer within a two-hour period. If connecting to Metrorail, enjoy a discounted fare. No transfer discounts are provided with cash fare payment.
Union Station (Red Line) is a 7 minute walk. Enter at 1st St. NE & G St. NE.
Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green, Yellow) is a 14 minute walk. Enter at H & 7th NW.
Metrorail fares start at $2 and vary by time of day and day of the week the trip is taken (categorized as peak and off-peak times) and the distance traveled between the origin and destination stations.
Fares are paid with a SmarTrip® card or a virtual SmartTrip card on your mobile device. Daily, weekly, and monthly discounted passes are available as well. Buy SmarTrip® cards online, on your mobile device, or at any Metrorail station.
The DC Circulator is another public bus that serves 55 H St. The Circulator costs $1 and Smartrip cards or cash are accepted.
The Georgetown-Union Station route picks up at Massachusetts Ave and New Jersey Ave connects the Downtown Campus with Georgetown at Wisconsin Ave & N Street NW and at Wisconsin Ave & M Street NW.
The National Mall route stops at E St and Columbus Circle NE and travels all the way down the National Mall with various stops along the way and loops around the Tidal Basin before returning to drop off outside Union Station.
Connecting to Main Campus
Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS)
The Law Center GUTS route connects the Downtown Campus to Main Campus. GUTS is free to ride for the GU community.
Starting in August 2022, a new GUTS route will operate between 55 H St. and Main Campus. More details to follow.
The Circulator Georgetown-Union Station route route also connects Downtown Campus to Georgetown without having to transfer buses.
Additional Transit at Union Station
Union Station, which is a short distance by bus or on foot from the Downtown Campus, is a transportation hub. It is served by Metrorail, Metrobus, Circulator Bus, Amtrak, MARC (Maryland commuter rail) and VRE (Virginia commuter rail). As the main bus terminal of Washington, DC, bus services like Greyhound, Bolt Bus, Megabus, BestBus and Peter Pan pick up and drop off at Union Station.
Taxis and car rentals are also available.
The glass bike pod at the front of Union Station contains bike rental and bike tour company Bike and Roll.