Traveling Between Locations

We are one museum with two locations! The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is located in Chantilly, VA, 5 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport and 26 miles west of the Museum in Washington, DC. Starting July 26, 2014, you can make the connection between our two locations via Metrorail or a combination of Metrorail and Fairfax Connector bus.

Here are the public transit connections to use:

  • Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
  • National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC (2 blocks from L'Enfant Metro)

Please note that the trip takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes each way, and that visitors spend an average 2-4 hours at the Udvar-Hazy Center. We recommend planning a whole day for each location.

Step by Step Directions:

From the Museum in DC to the Udvar-Hazy Center in VA:

  • Exit Museum at Independence Ave.
  • Cross intersection; turn right onto Maryland Ave. and walk one block to the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station.
  • Take Metro Silver Line to Wiehle-Reston East station.
  • Transfer to Fairfax Connector Bus No. 983.
  • Exit bus at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center stop.

From the Udvar-Hazy Center in VA to the Museum in DC :

  • Take Fairfax Connector Bus No. 983 to Wiehle-Reston East Metro station.
  • Transfer to Metro Silver Line toward Largo Town Center. Exit train at L'Enfant Plaza stop.
  • Exit station via Maryland Ave., Smithsonian Museums. Walk one block toward 6th St. Turn left to face Museum at 6th and Independence Ave.

From Washington Dulles International Airport to the Udvar-Hazy Center in VA:

  • From Ground Transportation, take Fairfax Connector No. 983 one stop to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
From Washington Dulles International Airport to the Museum in DC:
  • From Ground Transportation, take Fairfax Connector No. 983 to Wiehle-Reston East Metro station.
  • Transfer to Metro Silver Line toward Largo Town Center. Exit train at L'Enfant Plaza stop.
  • Exit station via Maryland Ave./7th St. Walk one block toward 6th St. Turn left to face Museum at 6th and Independence Ave.