Farming for Our Future: Logistics


Getting to Washington

  • Train: Amtrak to Union Station
  • Bus: Megabus, Greyhound, others
  • Overview of all options—not always 100% up to date, but very comprehensive in comparing modes of travel: Rome2Rio
  • The above links are to home pages or trip planners, as we are all coming from different locations.
  • Airports: Washington has 3; the most convenient is likely DCA (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport), but here is a guide to all 3, with details on getting from airport to accommodations.

Local Transit

  • Metro & Buses: WMATA
  • Taxis (10 best, according to Yelp)
  • Of course, for those who use Uber or Lyft, they are available!


I grabbed 3 accommodation-booking sites pretty much at random; we welcome additions, so send a link to a search for 1 traveller, Sept. 25 to 28, price $0 to $200 per night (some sites let you search by nightly price, but give full-trip rates only), and we will post it. AirBnB is controversial, so I left it out; vrbo has similar private accommodations.

There are several housing options near All Souls Church Unitarian to make it easier to access the conference.

  • used “downtown Washington” to get distances
  • 4 hostels between $42 and $64/night, 3 of them fully refundable
  • chain hotels, in the $60 to $75 range, between 8 and 20 miles from downtown (some may be close to the Metro; others may not); some refundable, some not; most in the 5 to 7 range (out of 10), a few “good” (rated 7)
  • many options in the $90 to $120 range per night, some classified as “very good”, an 8 rating or up
  • more expensive options
  • Link to the search is here.
  • nothing listed for “downtown Washington”, so no distance info easily seen
  • 7 hostels listed, price range $35 to $64
  • includes a few more private options (vrbo, etc.)
  • lower-priced hotel options are more in the high $60s to high $70s range; show comparison prices that are higher, but they do not have the lower-cost options
  • lots in the $90 to $12 range
  • Link to the search results is here.
  • 128 properties in Downtown Washington, all seem to be $100+/night, different cancellation dates
  • Link to the search results is here.