Transportation and Parking
We hope your trip to Children’s National Medical Center is easy to navigate, so as you prepare to travel to our main campus, here are tips for transportation and parking.
If you are driving to the Children’s National Medical Center main campus, use our address in your GPS: 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20010. If you need to have directions mailed, faxed or emailed to you, contact Global Services at 202-476-5778.
Children's National is easily accessible if you are taking public transportation. For your convenience, we've listed public transportation information and resources below.
Washington Metro Area Transit
- Metrorail: The nearest Metro stop is Brookland/CUA (Catholic University) on the Red Line
- Metrobus: The H-1, H-2 and H-4 buses stop in front of the hospital on Michigan Avenue, NW
Children's Metro Shuttle Services
The Children's Metro Shuttle Service is free. Shuttle and Metrobus schedules are available at the Welcome Desk. The Children’s Metro Shuttle:
- Runs regularly between the hospital and the Brookland/CUA Metro station
- Operates Monday through Friday
- Does not operate on weekends or holidays
- Picks up and drops off passengers at the visitor/patient drop-off area on the P-1 level of the parking garage
Shuttle Drop-Off Update: All shuttles (except for Brookland Metro) will begin picking up and dropping off at the East Wing Emergency Department entrance. The Brookland Metro shuttle bus route will continue to pick up and drop off at the ramps and canopies at the end of the East Wing hallway near the Emergency Department.
Amtrak and MARC TrainsSeveral train lines serve Washington, D.C. They arrive and depart at Union Station, which is also a Metrorail stop. From Union Station, you can take the Metrorail to the Brookland/CUA Metro, where you will find our free shuttle or a bus to the hospital. From Union Station, you can also take a taxi to the hospital that takes about 20 minutes, depending on traffic.
Taxi and Limousine ServicesIf you need a taxi, your patient care coordinator will call one for you and escort you to the P-1 level to meet your ride. You can also call Concierge Services for more information on car rentals and limousine service at 202-476-2220 or 202-476-2062.
Washington, D.C., is served by three major airports:
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is served by the Metrorail system, shuttles to downtown Washington, D.C., and taxis. Both Baltimore-Washington and Dulles airports have ground transportation services, taxis and shuttles to downtown Washington, D.C.