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Directions to Johns Hopkins SAIS’ Washington, DC campus

The Washington, DC campus is located in the heart of Washington, DC. It is comprised of three buildings on Massachusetts Avenue. The Nitze Building (1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW), the Bernstein-Offit Building (1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW), and the Rome Building (1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). Classes are held in all three buildings, while the library, student lounge, cafeteria, and most administrative offices are housed in the Nitze Building while providing a dynamic learning environment to our students and being conveniently located near the heart of Dupont Circle.

Map of Campus

If you are reaching the campus by Metro, (Washington, DC’s subway system), use the Dupont Circle South exit. Once you face the circle,  the school  will be to the east. Cross Connecticut Avenue and travel east on Massachusetts Avenue. The Washington campus  is less than two blocks away, on the right side of the Massachusetts Avenue between 18th and 17th Streets.

The following directions can be used if you are driving to Johns Hopkins SAIS from a point of origin outside Washington, DC

From the North:
Follow I-95 South to the Washington Capitol Beltway I-495 West. Take Exit 31 and turn left onto Route 97 South. Turn right onto 16th Street NW and proceed into Washington, DC Cross O Street NW, and turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue NW at Scott Circle. Johns Hopkins SAIS will be on your right, about a block and a half from Dupont Circle.

From the South:
Follow I-95 North, which turns into I-395 North and leads to the 14th Street Bridge and downtown Washington. Once you have crossed the 14th Street Bridge, continue north on 14th Street to the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue at Thomas Circle. Enter the rotary, go two thirds of the way around the circle and take Massachusetts Avenue west. Johns Hopkins SAIS will be on your left between 17th and 18th Streets.

From the West:
Follow Route 66 East over the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge to Constitution Avenue, and turn left onto 18th Street. Travel north on 18th Street until you reach Massachusetts Avenue. Turn right and travel east for about half a block. Johns Hopkins SAIS will be on your right.

From the East:
Follow Route 50 West, which leads to New York Avenue NW. New York Avenue NW becomes Mount Vernon Place NW, which becomes Massachusetts Avenue NW. Travel west on Massachusetts Avenue until you reach Johns Hopkins SAIS, which will be on your left between 17th and 18th Streets.

Reagan National Airport is in Virginia, about 3 miles (5 k.m.) to the southwest of downtown Washington, DC. If you are not too loaded down with luggage, the most convenient and economical way of traveling into the city is by Metro, (Washington, DC’s subway system). Take a Blue or Yellow line train from Reagan National Airport station and transfer to the Red Line heading towards Shady Grove. Get off at the Dupont Circle station. If you would rather not take the Metro, taxis are plentiful and will get you into the city quickly. Super Shuttle vans can take you to the Capitol Hilton at 16th and K Streets, NW for a reduced price. This hotel is about a fifteen minute walk from campus. Visit for more information.

Dulles International Airport is in Virginia, about 20 miles (33 k.m.) west of Washington, DC. Taking a taxi or ride-sharing service from Dulles can be very expensive. There is Metro service from Dulles on the Silver Line.  Exit at Farragut West and walk from there or continue on the Silver Line to Metro Center and transfer to the Red Line Metro train toward Shady Grove exiting at Dupont Circle South.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is in Maryland, about 23 miles (38 k.m.) north of the city. There is no Metro service to the BWI Airport. Super Shuttle service is available for travel to the Capitol Hilton Hotel at 16th and K Streets, NW. Additionally, Amtrak and commuter trains run between the BWI Rail Station and the Union Station stop on the Red line of the Metro. Upon taking a free shuttle bus to the BWI Rail Station, you can travel to Union Station by MARC commuter train or by Amtrak.