What's Your Best Route to Inauguration?

What's the best station to use when traveling downtown? On this very busy travel day, it will depend on where you start your trip. Check the information below for our recommended best route for you.

NOTE: U.S. Capitol events are for ticketed patrons only. Please follow instructions on your ticket for the best route.

From/To White House Parade National Mall U.S. Capitol
Red Line EAST of Metro Center
(e.g. Glenmont)
Metro Center Gallery Place Farragut North Follow ticket
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Red Line WEST of Metro Center
(e.g. Shady Grove)
Farragut North Metro Center Farragut North Follow ticket
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Orange Line Silver LineFrom Maryland McPherson Sq Metro Center L'Enfant Plaza Follow ticket
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Orange Line Silver LineFrom Virginia Farragut West McPherson Sq Foggy Bottom Follow ticket
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Blue Line From Maryland McPherson Sq Metro Center L'Enfant Plaza Follow ticket
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Blue Line From Virginia Farragut West McPherson Sq Arlington Cemetery Follow ticket
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Green LineNorth of Mt Vernon Sq
(e.g. Greenbelt)
Gallery Place Gallery Place Waterfront Follow ticket
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Green LineSouth of Mt Vernon Sq
(e.g. Branch Ave)
Gallery Place Gallery Place Waterfront Follow ticket
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Yellow LineFrom Virginia Gallery Place Gallery Place L'Enfant Plaza Follow ticket
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Yellow LineFrom Maryland Gallery Place Gallery Place L'Enfant Plaza Follow ticket
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Walking Directions to the National Mall from selected stations

On Inauguration Day, Metro stations closest to the Capitol may not be the best ones to use. Instead, consider using one of the stations below and walking to the National Mall. Keep in mind that these walking directions are subject to special events or security concerns.

Blue Line Arlington Cemetery (1.5 miles to Mall)
Walk 0.7 miles toward the Lincoln Memorial (away from Arlington Cemetery).
Go around the left side of the Lincoln Memorial and walk 0.3 miles to Constitution Ave NW.

Red Line Farragut North (1 mile to Mall)
Walk south on Connecticut Ave NW toward K St NW.
Turn right at K St NW.
Turn left at 18th St NW.
Continue to Constitution Ave NW.

Blue Line Orange Line Silver Line Farragut West (0.9 miles to Mall)
Head south on 17th St NW toward I (Eye) St NW.
Turn right at I (Eye) St NW.
Turn left at 18th St NW.
Continue to Constitution Ave NW.

Blue Line Orange Line Silver Line Foggy Bottom (0.9 miles to Mall)
Turn right onto 23rd St NW and walk south 0.3 miles
Turn left at Virginia Ave NW and walk 0.6 miles to Constitution Ave NW.
L'Enfant Plaza (0.2 miles to Mall) Walk north on 7th St SW to Independence Ave SW.
McPherson Sq (1.2 miles to Mall) Walk west on I (Eye) St NW toward 15th St NW and continue past the park.
Turn left at 18th St NW.
Continue to Constitution Ave NW.

Blue Line Orange Line Green Line Yellow Line Silver LineL'Enfant Plaza (0.2 miles to Mall)
Walk north on 7th St SW to Independence Ave SW.

Blue Line Orange Line Silver LineMcPherson Sq (1.2 miles to Mall)
Walk west on I (Eye) St NW toward 15th St NW and continue past the park.
Turn left at 18th St NW.
Continue to Constitution Ave NW.

Blue Line Orange Line Red Line Silver Line Metro Center (1.7 miles to Mall)
Head west on F or G St NW.
Turn right at 14th St NW.
Turn left at I (Eye) St NW.
Turn left at 18th St NW.
Continue to Constitution Ave NW.

Green Line Waterfront (1 mile to Mall)
Walk north on 4th St SW.
Turn left on I (Eye) St SW.
Turn right on 7th St SW and walk 0.7 miles north to the Mall.