Air Travel/Ground Transportation

Airports Serving the DC Metro Region

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): The airport has its own stop on the Metro (yellow and blue lines) and is also serviced by Washington Flyer Taxi. The taxi fare from Reagan National to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is approximately $15 plus tip.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): Serviced by Washington Flyer Taxi, the 30-mile ride from Dulles to the Center would be approximately $64 plus tip.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI): The airport can be accessed via Amtrak. Visitors can take the train from the BWI station to DC’s Union Station for approximately $15.



The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for IMMUNOLOGY 2017™.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool –

Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this event are: ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance for the Event/Convention.

Special procedures to be followed for travel to/from Japan.  Discounts may be offered by the participating airlines on their own network. To obtain these discounts please contact the respective carriers’ booking office. Contact details can be found on under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”. please quote the event code UA16S17 for ticket reservation


Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Washington, DC from May 9, 2017 until May 19, 2017. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.  Reservations cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X70C-957 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.


Super Shuttle offers airport shuttle services between Washington, DC area locations and BWI, DCA and Dulles International Airports.  They are offering a 10% discount to IMMUNOLOGY 2017™ attendees.  Please view SuperShuttle PDF for more information or reserve online.


  • Washington Flyer Taxi: 703-572-8294
  • Yellow Cab: 202-544-1212
  • District Cab: 202-398-0500

Use the Taxi Fare Finder to calculate the rate from the airport to your hotel.


Washington, DC has one of the safest, cleanest and most efficient transportation systems in the world. Metrorail and Metrobus are the most convenient ways to get around DC, with Metrobus providing connections for locations not serviced by Metrorail. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center has a dedicated Metro station serviced by the yellow and green lines, and many hotels are conveniently located near Metro stations or bus routes.

Metro operates from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends. Metrorail is currently undergoing an accelerated track work plan to address safety concerns and rehabilitate the Metrorail system. Please review information on Metro’s SafeTrack Plan which may impact your travel.