By Bike

Two wheels is a cool way to travel.

NoMa is one of the most bicycle-friendly neighborhoods in the District. Cyclists in NoMa enjoy four free air pumps, a bike-repair station, eight Capital Bikeshare stations, and D.C.’s first protected cycletrack along First Street NE, part of the eight-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, which provides bicycle and pedestrian access from Union Station to Silver Spring, Maryland.

Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare makes bicycles available to everyone, with 4,300+ bikes and 500+ stations in the District and surrounding areas. Greater NoMa is served by 10 stations, here listed roughly south to north:

  • F Street NE, east side of Union Station
  • North Capitol Street and F Street NW
  • NE corner of First Street and H Street NW
  • NE corner of North Capitol Street and G Place NE
  • 2nd Street NE south of H Street overpass
  • NE corner of 3rd Street and H Street NE
  • NE corner of First Street and M Street NE
  • SW corner of 3rd Street and M Street NE
  • SW corner of Eckington Place and Q Street NE
  • 6th Street NE across from Union Market

Got a flat tire? The BID has installed three bike tire pumps at these locations:

  • Corner of 3rd and L streets NE
  • Corner of First and K streets NE
  • 801 North Capitol St. (near the University of D.C.)

NoMa is home to the only Bikestation on the East Coast, which provides secure 24/7 bike parking and lockers for more than 100 bicycles in an ultramodern facility on First Street NE, next to Union Station. This amenity is currently closed while DDOT searches for a new operator.

By Metro

Two Red Line Metro stops at your service.

Union Station: Entrance at 701 1st St. NE or from within Union Station
NoMa-Gallaudet U: Entrances at 2nd and N streets NE and 160 M St. NE

View a Metro Map

By Train

Be in New York in less than 3 hours.

Both regional and national rail service is available out of Union Station.


Amtrak: Operates numerous routes across the nation.

MARC Train: Operated by the Maryland Transit Administration, the MARC train provides service to Washington, D.C., (Union Station) from Harford County, Baltimore City, Brunswick, and Frederick, Maryland; and Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Virginia Railway Express (VRE): Provides service Monday-Friday on its Fredericksburg and Manassas lines, with Union Station as the final destination.

By Streetcar

Explore the burgeoning H Street NE corridor and more.

After more than a half-century, the D.C. Streetcar is back! The first stretch of a planned larger system starts behind Union Station and runs along H Street NE and Benning Road NE to the Anacostia River.

More on Streetcar

By Plane

Three airports. Countless destinations.

Feel like flying? Whether your journey’s end is in the U.S. or another country, these airports will help you get there.


Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Hop the Red Line Metro to Gallery Place Chinatown, then take the Yellow Line toward Huntington. Exit at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station.

Dulles International Airport

Take the Red Line Metro to Metro Center and transfer to the Silver Line toward Wiehle-Reston East. Exit at the final station and take the Silver Line Express Bus to Dulles International Airport.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Monday through Friday, take the MARC train to BWI directly from Union Station. Or take Red Line Metro to Fort Totten, transfer to the Green Line toward Greenbelt. Exit at the final station, then board the B30 bus.

By Bus

Name that bus line — we've got it.

Multiple D.C. Metrobus lines run through NoMa, providing many convenient stops. The closest bus lines include:

90/92: U Street – Garfield Line
96/97: East Capitol Street Line
80: North Capitol Street Line
P6: Anacostia – Eckington Line
D4: Ivy City – Franklin Square Line
D6: Sibley Hospital – Stadium Armory Line
D8: Hospital Center Line
X1: Benning Road Line
X2: Benning Road – H Street Line
X8: Maryland Avenue Line
X9: Benning Road – H Street Metroextra Line

The D.C. Circulator bus runs every 10 minutes and costs only $1 per trip. Three routes — to Georgetown, the Navy Yard, and the National Mall — leave from Union Station. All buses accept SmarTrip® cards , Circulator passes or exact change in the form of coins or dollar bills. Circulator uses a paperless transfer system; passengers using a SmarTrip® card will receive free transfers within two hours from Metrobus to Circulator.

Using a commuter bus to get to work is easy and comfortable. Both the Loudoun County Transit and the MTA Commuter buses provide service nearby. The MTA Annapolis 950 picks up and drops off in NoMa.

Several intercity buses now operate out of Union Station, including GreyhoundBoltBusMegabusBest Bus (formerly DC2NY)SprinterBus, and Washington Deluxe.

By Car

Drive here from anywhere.

From the North

Take I-95 South to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to the New York Avenue exit.

Proceed to Florida Avenue NE and turn right.

Take the first left onto First Street NE.

Take I-95 North to I-395 North.

Take Exit 6 for I-395 North toward D Street NW/U.S. Senate/C Street SW/U.S. Capitol.

Keep right at the fork.

Turn right onto New York Avenue NW.

Turn right onto First Street NE.

Take Route 50 West toward Washington/I-97/Baltimore.

Turn right onto Florida Avenue NE.

Take the first left onto First Street NE.

Take I-66 East to Independence Avenue NW.

Continue straight onto Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW, and then onto Ohio Drive SW.

Make a slight right onto Maine Avenue SW and take the I-395 N/Southwest Freeway ramp on the left to South Capitol Street

Merge onto I-395 North; take exit 6 for I-395 North toward D Street NW/U.S. Senate/C Street SW/U.S. Capitol.

Keep right at the fork and then turn right onto New York Avenue NW. Turn right onto First Street NE.