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Getting to the National Mall

The National Mall is home to many of the District’s iconic sites and well-known attractions—monuments, memorials and museums. Several transportation options are available that make visiting the National Mall simple and convenient. Explore your options below. 

Quick Tips:

  • Use Metro's Next Train arrival tool to save on wait times.
  • Numerous Metrobus lines service the National Mall. Type the memorial or museum's name into Metro's Services Nearby tool or into our Interactive Map to find the routes closest to your destination.

Transportation Options by Memorial

DC War Memorial (WWI)

DC War Memorial (WWI)
Metrorail Stations.......................Smithsonian - Blue, Orange and Silver Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, 11Y, 13Y, 16X, 52, 80, H1, L1, N3, S1 and X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........19th Street & Constitution Avenue NW

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, H1, L1, N3, and X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive SW

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial
Metrorail Stations.......................Foggy Bottom  - Blue, Orange and Silver Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, 31, 39, 80, H1,L1, N3, S1 and X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Lincoln Memorial and 21st Street & Constitution Avenue NW

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Metrorail Stations.......................Smithsonian - Blue, Orange and Silver Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, H1, L1, N3, and X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive SW

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Metrorail Stations.......................Smithsonian - Blue, Orange and Silver Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................11Y, 13Y, 16X, 52, and V7, .
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Jefferson Memorial and Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive SW

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Metrorail Stations.......................Foggy Bottom  - Blue, Orange and Silver Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................3Y, 7Y, 31, 32, 36, 39, 80 H1, L1, N3, S1 and X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........21st Street & Constitution Avenue NW and 19th Street & Constitution Avenue NW

Washington Monument

Washington Monument
Metrorail Stations.......................Federal Triangle  - Blue, Orange and Silver Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................11Y, 13Y, 16X, 30N, 30S, 32, 33, 36 52, 63, 64, D1 N3, S2, S4, X1 and V7.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Jefferson Drive & 14th Street SW and Jefferson Drive & 12th Street SW

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial
Metrorail Stations.......................Smithsonian - Blue, Orange and Silver Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, 11Y, 13Y, 16X, 52, 80, H1, L1, N3, S1 and X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........19th Street & Constitution Avenue NW

Transportation Options by Museum

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Metrorail Stations.......................Smithsonian - Blue, Orange and Silver Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................11Y, 13Y, 16X, 52, V7, and V9.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........12th Street and Independence Ave SW

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art
Metrorail Stations.......................Archives - Green and Yellow Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................16X, 30N, 30S, 32, 36, 54, 74, A11, P6, P17, P19, W13 and X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........6th St & Indiana Ave NW

Smithsonian Museums

Smithsonian Museums
Metrorail Stations.......................Federal Triangle, Smithsonian & L'Enfant Plaza  - Blue, Orange and Silver Lines; L'Enfant Plaza & Archives  - Yellow and Green Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................7Y, H1, N3, X1; Plus more - see note above.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........10th Street & Constitution Avenue, Jefferson Drive & 12th Street SW and 7th and C Street SW

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Metrorail Stations.......................Smithsonian - Blue, Orange and Silver Lines
Metrobus Routes.......................11Y, 13Y, 16X, 52, N3, V7, and X1.
Capital Bikeshare Stations..........Jefferson Dr & 14th St SW

General Transportation Options Around the National Mall

Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare

The District’s bikesharing program makes bicycles available to anyone over the age of 16. Simply take a bike from one of hundreds of stations in the District, Arlington, Alexandria or Montgomery County a return the bike to a nearby docking station. The first 30 minutes of each trip are free. There are a number of bike stations convenient to the National Mall and its many attractions.

Select a location above to see the closest Capital Bikeshare stations.

For more information about how to use Capital Bikeshare, fees and station locations, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.

Bike and Roll

Bike and Roll

If you’re looking to rent a bicycle for a full day of sightseeing, Bike and Roll provides bicycles to children and adults of all ages for two hours or more. A bike tube, pump, lock, bike rack and handlebar bag are included with every rental.

Bike and Roll has three locations in the District. The National Mall location is located at 955 L’Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20024

Visit bikethesites.comfor more information.

DC Circulator

Circulator

The DC Circulator is the District’s local bus service connecting neighborhoods throughout DC. Buses run every 10 minutes on five different routes. Fares are $1 for regular riders and 50 cents for seniors or the disabled. Children under five ride for free. Select a location above to find out if a Circulator route services the surrounding area.

For more information about routes and service times visit dcccirculator.com.

Pedicabs

Pedicabs

Pedicabs are small “cabs” powered by bicycles and are plentiful in the area surrounding the National Mall. You may hail a pedicab as you would a motor vehicle taxi or you may call in advance to reserve one. In addition to providing transportation, many pedicabs also give sightseeing tours.

Three pedicab companies operate in the District, including Capitol Pedicabs, National Pedicabs and DC Pedicab. For more information on rates and reservations, visit their websites.