Hospital Location and Transportation

George Washington statue in a bed of tulips in Foggy Bottom

Foggy Bottom Neighborhood

GW Hospital is located in the heart of the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, situated in the northwest quadrant of Washington DC. In addition to George Washington University, Foggy Bottom is home to the US Department of State, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Watergate complex. The hospital is seamlessly integrated into both the neighborhood and urban university campus.  There are numerous local food options including Whole Foods, Sweetgreen, Roti, and Devon & Blakely across the street and many additional options catering to the university within a few blocks. 

The hospital shares a courtyard with Ross Hall (home to GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library). Ross Hall courtyard is also the location of the Foggy Bottom Farmer's Market from April-November.

The Lerner Health and Wellness Center, the university fitness center, is 2 blocks from the hospital and offers discounted staff membership ($39/month) for residents.


Local and Regional Transportation:

Metro/Bus: GW Hospital is serviced by the Orange, Silver, and Blue lines via the Foggy Bottom metro station, which is located within steps of the main hospital. For more information on the metro and bus system, please visit the WMATA and Circulator websites.

Pedestrian/Cycling: DC is a very walkable city, particularly the NW quadrant. While ~50% of residents live in Foggy Bottom/West End, those who chose to live elsewhere in NW DC often commute on foot with Dupont Circle (15 min), Adams Morgan (20-25 min), Georgetown (10-20 min) and Logan Circle (25-30 min) all within a reasonable distance. Residents are also eligible for $25 annual membership to Capital Bikeshare service which has over 500 stations throughout the region. Multi-use/bike trails provide easy access to local Northern Virginia (CustisMount Vernon and W&OD Trails) and Montgomery County (Capital Crescent and Rock Creek Trails) suburbs

Auto: Theodore Roosevelt/I-66, Arlington Memorial, 14th St/I-395 and Key Bridges offer quick (10-15 min) access to Northern Virginia suburbs and escape from the city. Residents receive free garage parking (valued at >$200/month) in Foggy Bottom and those who live in Northern Virginia often choose to commute via car.

Rail: Washington Union Station (WMATA Red line) provides Amtrak, regional commuter (MARC and VRE) and bus service throughout the mid-Atlantic and Northeast corridor. The Acela train takes as little as 3 hours from DC to NYC.

Airports: The Washington, DC area is serviced by the following 3 airports:

  1. Reagan National Airport (DCA)- medium sized domestic airport, about a 20 minute drive from downtown, metro accessible on the Blue and Yellow lines
  2. Dulles International Airport (IAD)- large international airport in suburban Virginia, about 40-60 min drive from downtown DC or 60-75 minutes on public transit. IAD is also accessible by metro (Silver line) and the 5a WMATA bus line from Rosslyn and L'Enfant Plaza metro stations.
  3. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)- tends to have the cheapest flights however can be up to a 1.5 hour drive from downtown DC. Accessible by MARC/Amtrak train from Union Station (Red line) or New Carrolton (Orange line)-free bus shuttles connect the BWI train station to the airport proper.