Directions to RTCA
Click on the car icon for driving directions to RTCA Headquarters
Most parking garages in the Washington, DC area charge $10 to $15 per day. Download a map to the RTCA building's parking garage here. There are several other parking garage options in the area.
Directions from Dulles Airport
Exit Dulles Airport onto Dulles Access Road east to Washington, DC. Exit the Access Road onto 495 South toward Richmond. From 495 (after approx. 4 miles) take the exit for 50 East to Arlington/Washington (3rd or 4th exit—possibly Exit 8). Continue on 50 into DC. When crossing the Roosevelt Bridge, stay in the center lanes—follow signs for Constitution Avenue. Turn left on 18th Street, and proceed across L Street. The RTCA office will be located on the left at 1150 18th Street. There are five parking garages on the block, two on the left and three on the right.Note: The Dulles Access Road is a direct road from Dulles to DC via Route 66; however, 66 is a restricted commuter-only route, i.e., HOV only between the I-495 Beltway and DC. (Car pools of 2 or more people are required from 6:30 am to 9 am eastbound and from 4 pm to 6:30 pm westbound. Regulation is strictly enforced.) If not traveling to DC in the morning, the Dulles Access Road to 66 is available and will merge with Route 50 on the Roosevelt Bridge.
Directions from FAA (800 Independence Avenue, SW)
Proceed west on Independence Avenue to 14th Street, turn right onto 14th Street and continue to K Street. Turn left onto K Street. Turn right on 18th Street, and proceed across L Street. The RTCA office will be located on the left at 1150 18th Street. There are five parking garages on the block, two on the left and three on the right.
Directions from Reagan National Airport
Exit National Airport onto George Washington Parkway North, toward Washington. Exit onto Memorial Bridge; cross the bridge to 23rd Street. Follow 23rd to Washington Circle; take K Street (to the right of the circle). Turn left on 18th Street, and proceed across L Street. The RTCA office will be located on the left at 1150 18th Street. There are five parking garages on the block, two on the left and three on the right.
RTCA strongly recommends taking the Metro Rail from National Airport to Washington, DC—The Metro Rail’s Yellow Line is available from National Airport to Gallery Place/Chinatown. At Gallery Place/Chinatown, change to the Red Line to Shady Grove. The closest metro stop to RTCA is Farragut North on the Red Line. Exit the Farragut North metro station onto L Street heading west (left). Continue on L Street until 18th Street. Make a right onto 18th Street and RTCA is on the left side of the street at 1150 18th Street.
The Metro Rail’s Blue Line to Addison Road also runs from National Airport. If you take the Blue Line, exit at Farragut West and follow the directions for the Orange Line below.
Directions from Metro
Exit the Farragut West (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines) metro station onto 18th Street heading north (left). Continue on 18th Street until 1150 18th Street. If taking Red Line, exit at Farragut North onto L St. heading west (left). Continue on 18th Street until 1150 18th Street.
Not sure what metro or bus to take? Use the Trip Planner and enter "1150 18th St NW" as your destination.
***The Washington DC Metro system is undergoing a series of upgrades which may affect service. Click HERE for details.***