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Traveling to the Conference

By Metro (area residents)

Take the Blue or Yellow line to the Crystal City Station. Take the escalators from the station up to the street. Once you are at the top of the escalators, turn to the left toward the brown Metro sign. The Hyatt shuttles stop at the corner (look for the White\Red Shuttle sign) every 1/2 hour. For pick-up at the METRO, you may call the hotel directly at 703-418-1234. The stop is also a 10 minute walk from the hotel.

By Airplane

Recommended Airport
Reagan National Airport (DCA)

Directions to Hyatt Regency (conference hotel) from DCA
  1. Hotel Shuttle Service
    1. Courtesy shuttle service to and from the airport is available 5:00am-12:00am. Pickup every 20 min at the top of the hour (meaning :00, :20, :40). Blue vans with white lettering saying Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Call 703-418-1234 if you have any questions.
    2. Take the Blue or Yellow line to the Crystal City Station. Take the escalators from the station up to the street. Once you are at the top of the escalators, turn to the left toward the brown Metro sign. The Hyatt shuttles stop at the corner (look for the White\Red Shuttle sign) every 1/2 hour. For pick-up at the METRO, you may call the hotel directly at 703-418-1234.

  2. Metro
    1. Open 6am-Midnight Sun-Thurs, 8am-2am Fri/Sat.
    2. Follow the signs to the Metro station at the airport. Take the Blue or Yellow line to the Crystal City Station. Take the escalators from the station up to the street. Once you are at the top of the escalators, turn to the left toward the brown Metro sign. The Hyatt shuttles stop at the corner (look for the White\Red Shuttle sign) every 1/2 hour. For pick-up at the METRO, you may call the hotel directly at 703-418-1234. The stop is also a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
  3. Taxi
    1. A taxicab from the airport to the hotel should cost between $6-$10.

Other Airport Options
Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI)


Directions to Hyatt Regency from BWI
  1. BWI has a 30-minute train ride into Union Station, where you can connect to the Metro. More information is available on the BWI Website. For Maryland regional train information, visit www.mtamaryland.com.

  2. Taxi
    1. A taxicab from the airport to the hotel should cost between $65-$70.

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Directions to Hyatt Regency from IAD

  1. Taxi
    1. A taxicab from the airport to the hotel should cost between $40-$55.

  2. For public transportation information, check out this link

  3. For other options call 703-418-1234

Driving (based on arrival at Hyatt Regency)

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202, USA


(directions from Hyatt Regency website)

From Washington D.C.
Take 14th Street Bridge South. Stay in far left lane. Take exit #8C (Rt. 1 South) marked "Crystal City/Alexandria." Rt. 1 South is Jefferson Davis Hwy, follow to 4th traffic light. Turn left onto 27th Street, hotel is on the left.

From Georgetown:
Take M Street across the Key Bridge. Turn left at third light (Lee Highway). Go through light to I-66 East. Take I-66 East to exit 75 (Rt. 110 South) for approximately 3 miles. Rt. 110 South turns into Rt. 1 South (Jefferson Davis Hwy). Take Rt. 1 South (Jefferson Davis Hwy) to 4th traffic light (27th street). Turn left at 27th Street, hotel will be on the left.

From Richmond & I-95 North:

Take I-95 North to I-395. Take Exit 7A (Rt. 120/Glebe Road South). Stay on Glebe Road South approximately 1.5 miles, which terminates at Rt. 1 (Jefferson Davis Hwy). Turn left onto Rt.1 North (Jefferson Davis Hwy). Turn right at the next light (27th Street), hotel is on the left.

From Baltimore & I-95 South:
Take I-95 South over the Wilson Bridge into Virginia. Exit #177B (first exit off bridge), and follow signs to Rt. 1 North. Travel approximately 4 miles: when you see signs for Reagan National Airport get into the right hand lane. Turn right onto 27th street, hotel is on the left.

From Maryland & I-270 South:
Take I-495 South into Virginia. Take exit #43 (George Washington Parkway). Travel about 10 miles south. Exit at Reagan National Airport, stay in right lane, and follow signs to Crystal City. Take Rt. 1 South exit: and get in the left hand lane. Turn left at first light (27th Street), hotel is on the left.

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