taxi fare in DC

Old Nov 4th, 2013, 04:00 AM
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taxi fare in DC

Does anyone know the approximate taxi fare from Ronald Reagan Airport to a hotel in Dupont Circle?
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Old Nov 4th, 2013, 04:08 AM
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are you willing to take the Metro if the taxi fare is too high?
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Old Nov 4th, 2013, 04:45 AM
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http://www.worldtaximeter.com/washin...reagan-airport
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Old Nov 4th, 2013, 04:51 AM
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Here's a link to the Metro info should you decide to metro it -- would be quicker and much less expensive.
http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/tri...ripplanner.cfm
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Old Nov 4th, 2013, 05:00 AM
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I'm sorry that I can't answer your question directly, but here's a fare calculator for DC taxi rates that should at least help: http://tinyurl.com/c6t4eu2
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Old Nov 4th, 2013, 11:11 AM
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"Quicker" may very well depend on traffic and time of day.
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Old Nov 5th, 2013, 03:45 PM
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Yes, we are willing to take the metro if it's easy enough to do with luggage (really just carry-on)
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Old Nov 5th, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Should be easy getting on at DCA even if it's rush hour. What time is your arrival.
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Old Nov 5th, 2013, 05:20 PM
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I think about 8:00 am
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Old Nov 5th, 2013, 07:03 PM
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Changing trains at Gallery Place with luggage in rush hour might not be fun, but slow traffic at that hour will cause taxi fare to creep up
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Old Nov 5th, 2013, 07:57 PM
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The fare to Dupont Circle at that time of the day will be in the range of $20-$22, more if traffic is seriously stalled. Metro will be just under $6.00.
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Old Nov 6th, 2013, 03:03 AM
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If it makes any difference, we arrive on a Saturday
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Old Nov 6th, 2013, 04:50 AM
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I'd say $15 max. Lower cost for the metro on a Saturday as well. If you are planning on using the metro, check the metro website for planned works. For instance this coming weekend trains will be running every 20 minutes on the blue, orange and yellow lines. The airport stop is on the blue/yellow lines.
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Old Nov 6th, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Thanks everyone!
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Old Nov 8th, 2013, 06:28 AM
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Two lines go to the Airport: the yellow and the blue.

From the airport, take the YELLOW LINE to Gallery Pl and change for the Red Line towards Shady Grove. If you take the Blue line from the airport, it will take 2x as long to get to your transfer point (Metro Center).

Look for the Jefferson Memorial as you cross the Potomac on the train.
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I think it makes a big difference if it is Saturday, as it affects both the car traffic in the city, and the traffic on the metro. That is rush hour during the week, and trains can get very packed, but on a Saturday that early, no problem. I would definitely do metro on a Saturday with only carryon.
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Old Nov 12th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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Well, just to let you all know that we ended up taking a taxi both ways.........about $19.00 plus tip.
Thanks for all your help!
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