There is parking underneath the School of International Service building. The garage is accessed at the corner of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues. Parking is free on weekends and weeknights after 5:00 pm. Please find directions, parking, and maps of the area and campus here: http://www.american.edu/sis/events/directions.cfm
From the Metro
Take the Red Line to the Tenleytown/American University Metro stop. Exit the station using the escalators on the left. At the bus stop on the street corner directly in front of you (40th St NW & Albemarle St NW), you can catch the free AU Shuttle bus to main campus.
Getting Around DC
There are three airports located in the Metro D.C. area. For International Students: Please be aware that upon arrival in the United States you will go through U.S. Customs and Immigration. The Customs and Immigration Official will check your travel documents as well as take your fingerprints and photo.
To/From the Airports
The easiest way to get AU from Washington Dulles International Airport and BWI Airport is to use Super Shuttle (www.SuperShuttle.com). This is a shared van ride that will pick up multiple passengers from the airport and take them to their destinations around Washington, D.C. Please go to their website for more information. The price is approximately $30-$40, not including tip.
Note on Arrival Assistance: Be careful of offers for inexpensive transportation or baggage services. You should accept assistance only from official personnel. If you need help, go to a clearly marked information desk. Police, airline desk personnel, and airport security personnel also provide assistance. The most reliable assistance may be found through the Traveler’s Aid Society (TAS), which has a desk at most airports. TAS volunteers or staff will help you with plane transfers, transportation, and hotel accommodations.