Traveling Between Locations

The National Air and Space Museum is one museum in two locations.

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, opened in 1976, and is located among other Smithsonian museums on the
National Mall downtown.

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, opened in 2003, is located in Chantilly, VA, 26 miles west of the Museum in Washington, DC.

We do not offer a shuttle service between locations.

Public transportation options do exist, but the travel time makes seeing both museums in one day difficult. We recommend driving between locations, or planning to spend one day at the Museum in Washington, DC, in combination with a broader Smithsonian visit, and another day at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.