How to get to SFA from DC

Sunday, May 18, 2003 12:32 PM
Well, if you aren't up on the airline industry, you probably didn't know that both Northwest and Airtran have begun direct flights to Washington DC airports. I have been to Washington DC once before and loved it, and know that I don't have to pay $350 for a round trip direct flight there (Midwest Airlines) means I am definately thinking of getting there within the next year. Being that I will only be 17 next year and obviously won't be able to rent a car, if I do go and stay in the city, what kind of transportation options are there to the park? Thankyou in advance for your help.

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Sunday, May 18, 2003 12:56 PM
So far there aren't any direct public transit links to the park although Metro rail is working on extending the blue line from Addison road(which is on Central avenue just a few blocks from the park) to a strip mall located along Central avenue a bit closer to the park.

The new station will be the Largo towncentre station & is expected to be operational by the fall of 04 or sometime in early 05 from what I heard on the local news.

Your best bet is to bring a friend along with you who can drive & just rent a car from either Reagan national or BWI.

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Sunday, May 18, 2003 3:59 PM
Actually is you go to the Metro Website at www.wmata.com, you'll find that there is a bus that runs from the Addison Road station directly to SFA. You can go to the trip planner page and put in the station and the destination as well as the time that you wish to arrive. The site isn't likely to change, but you might want to check back as it gets closer to your trip. Good luck.

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Sunday, May 18, 2003 6:56 PM
I don't know the schedule details, but prabe is correct. I've seen the Metro buses stopping in front of the park. You may want to ride the subway as far out as practical then transfer to the bus.
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Sunday, May 18, 2003 7:07 PM
Thanks for the help, I know it is WAY far in advance, I just kind of wanted to know if there was a way to get there.

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Monday, May 19, 2003 7:01 AM
I've taken PT (Public Transportation) to and from the park MANY times (when I didnt have a car). It is really simple. BUT be forewarned the trip take WAY longer than it should. The *direct* route from Addison Road station to SFA takes less than ten minutes. But on the bus, it takes nearly an hour. Also, your best bet will be to go to the park on a weekday. Not because of the crowds, but rather because the last bus leaves the park at about 9pm on weekdays and about 7pm on Saturdays. Currently, there is NO SERVICE on Sundays.

lata, jeremy

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