By Train and Bus

Union Station, located less than a mile from the Newseum, is a major train station, transportation hub and leisure destination in Washington, D.C. visited by 32 million people each year. It is served by Amtrak, MARC and VRE commuter rail services, the Washington Metro and the following regional bus lines: BoltBus, Intercity Bus, Greyhound, Megabus and Peter Pan.

By Air

Three major airports serve Washington, DC.

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (10 minute taxi ride to the Newseum; 25 minutes via MetroRail yellow line) is across the Potomac River from downtown Washington in Arlington, Virginia and primarily handles domestic flights.
  • Major international flights arrive and depart from Washington Dulles International Airport (35 minute taxi ride to the Newseum), 26.3 miles (42.3 km) west of the District in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, Virginia.
  • Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (45 minute taxi ride to the Newseum or 1.5 hours via public transportation) is 31.7 miles (51.0 km) northeast of the District in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

By Car

The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, USA. Need parking? Check out Parking Panda for real-time space availability and rates near the Newseum. There are two parking garages on the corner of C Street and Sixth Street.

After Hours

If you are attending an event after 5 pm, please use the “Freedom Forum” entrance on Sixth Street. Sign in with the security officer, who will direct you accordingly.

Getting Around


The Metro is a quick, easy and efficient way to travel when you are in Washington, D.C., and the Newseum is close to several access points. Two are within walking distance of the museum:


There are several MetroBus routes with stops located within a quarter mile of the Newseum. To find the route closest to you, visit Metro’s website.

Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare puts more than 1,600 bicycles at your fingertips. You can choose any of the 175 stations across Washington, D.C., Arlington, VA, and Alexandria, VA, and return it to any station near your destination. Simply take a bike from one of the many stations, and return it to a docking station near the Newseum. The following are the closest docking stations to the Newseum:

  • Sixth Street and Indiana Ave. NW
  • Tenth Street and Constitution Ave. NW
  • Fourth and D Streets NW
  • Maryland and Independence Ave. SW

Looking for other transportation options? Visit Go DC Go for more information.

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