There are many transportation options to get to campus. Parking is at premium on campus, and as such most students opt not to bring their cars. The information below may help you plan and determine which resources to use, whether use public transportation services or drive.
Public Transit: Metrorail and Metrobus
Washington’s Metrorail is a convenient subway system with three stops within a 20–30 minute walk to Georgetown: Rosslyn, Foggy Bottom, and Dupont Circle. Students can also use Metrobus to reach campus, and the G2 route directly drops you off at the front gates of the University. Metro fares start at $2.00 per ride off-peak and $2.25 peak hours with options for weekly and monthly passes. More information can be found at http://www.wmata.com (new window).
Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS)
The GUTS Service operates five shuttle routes, connecting the campus to Metro stations at Dupont Circle (D.C.), Rosslyn and North Arlington (Va.), the GU Law Center on Capitol Hill, and University offices on Wisconsin Avenue, NW. Students with a valid GoCard can ride at no charge. Service maps can be found at http://otm.georgetown.edu/guts (new window).
The DC Circulator is a bus service with routes serving downtown D.C.; North/South routes between the Convention Center, the Southwest Waterfront, and Adams Morgan, and an East/West route from Union Station to Georgetown every day. The current fare to travel via the DC circulator is $1. More information can be found at http://www.dccirculator.com (new window).
If you can avoid it, we highly recommend not driving a personal car to campus. Generally, parking is not available for students. Besides, walking, biking, taking transit, and carpooling are all smarter, more sustainable options!
If you must drive, a limited number of daily parking spaces are available in the Southwest Garage, which students sometimes use in emergency situations. The daily parking rate in the Southwest Garage is $25. More information can be found at http://otm.georgetown.edu (new window).
Additionally, all current University students (with valid ID) may park in the Southwest Garage after 4:30 p.m. for a fee of $5. Cars must be moved out of the garage by 6 a.m. the following morning.
Residents in the surrounding Georgetown neighborhood often lease their parking spaces. These parking spaces are advertised on the Parking/Storage section on Craigslist.org (new window).
Registering Your Car
Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland require automobile inspections prior to registering a vehicle. It is beneficial to register your car locally if you plan to park on the street as many neighborhoods require residential parking permits (neighborhood stickers), which extend the allowable parking time for local residents and may overrule restrictions on available parking spots. Students who do not choose to register their car locally may still obtain a “reciprocity parking permit” for select areas. To learn more about parking permits and reciprocity agreements in the District, visit the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (new window).