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Union Station D.C. Is a superbly restored, historic, mixed-use, intermodal transportation and shopping center located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol Building. This historic hub of culture services more than 90,000 people a day as a major...more
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50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived and left on the train. It's a great way to arrive in Washington DC. We were able to walk to our hotel. It's close to the Capitol. When you step outside, you feel like you've arrived. There is a Metro Station/Connection here. There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had time to spare on a cold winter day and had heard Union Station is worth visiting. The original main building is beautiful, and I enjoyed coffee at one of the restaurants while taking in the view. It’s also great for “people watching” and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank anitaj214
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture is reason enough to visit this DC landmark; but there are also several upscale shopping venues and several restaurants also. The information booth was staffed by a genial and knowledgeable gentleman who could answer any question clearly while adding interesting history at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank orangysfriend
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating in Washington DC can be a pricy experience. Union Station is an easy stop on the Metro system and has better priced food than many other locations.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the train from LA to DC (and back). Three days one way. A long trip. But the Union Station in DC was the best part of the trip. Easy to get to (in DC) with a Metro station under the station. Lots of places...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank O1994GOjohnk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each year we bring 3 to 4 bus loads of young adults for the March for Life. Union Station offers a place to eat for the several marchers each year.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Red196
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy station, with quite a few shops and eateries inside, for a walk about especially if you have to wait.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helene040509
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Building serves as main train station. You can get to National Mall area by short walk in few minutes from the station. Also you can see a monument with bronze bell in front of the station, these are dedicated to Christopher Columbus.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was dreading our visit to the Metro because I was sure it would be difficult. Take it from me -- you can use the Metro! The hardest part was buying the pass from the kiosk. Once you've done that, you simply go to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was in the station twice on the same day for a day trip to DC. Although the main hall is absolutely beautiful, there is no where to sit. They have removed the seating because of the homeless issue. I felt harassed by begging as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 21, 2018|
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Response from Q5807PJdavido | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that you can board the bus in the terminal. I do know that they are located across from the Megabus boarding space, but I think that you need to get on the bus from the street
December 19, 2018|
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Response from Mis4 | Reviewed this property |
We never used it.
October 3, 2018|
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Response from 532williamc | Reviewed this property |
I usually go from my exit gate straight through the building. Then I head to the right where the city busses cue. The Postal Museum is across the street. I tell them to pick me up at that door. hope it helps.