Instructions for Travel to Catholic University

The Edward J Pryzbyla University Center is a searchable location on your GPS. However, if you are using an Uber/Lyft Service, cab, or driving by yourself, please place McMahon Parking Lot in your GPS as it will direct you to the front of the Pryzbyla Center. 

Driving to park in the McMahon Parking Lot: From Michigan Avenue, turn by the Basilica. Go right on the roundabout to the Basilica, drive along the right side of the basilica. At the stop sign, turn right into McMahon Parking Lot. Walk down the ramp to the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, a glass, modern building.

Volunteers will help with those who need transportation help around campus and from the metro Sunday-Friday. We can also pick you up on campus near the metro stop.

This link has directions for travel to Catholic University by car, train, or from airports. https://www.catholic.edu/resources/Maps%20and%20Directions/index.html 

When you arrive at Catholic University, come to the Edward J. Pryzbyla Conference Center. You can check in for the conference and for a dorm room on campus if you have reserved one.

You may check in anytime the Pryzbyla Center is open: 7 am to 10 pm. The Pryzbyla Center will stay open until midnight on July 7. If you arrive at a time the Pryzbyla Center is not open, you may call 202-319-5200 and someone will come to meet you.

If persons with disabilities are connected to a para-transit program in their home location, they will be able to gain access with MetroAccess, but must contact 202-962-2700, the DC Accessibility Office, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

 

Airport Information

 

How to get to Catholic University of America from the airport by subway, bus, taxi.

This link has directions for travel to Catholic University by car, train, or from airports. https://www.catholic.edu/resources/Maps%20and%20Directions/index.html 

Commuter Rail

  • The MARC Train (Maryland Rail Commuter), VRE (Virginia Railway Express) and Amtrak trains stop at Union Station, which is also Metrorail (Red Line) and Metrobus accessible using WMATA.

  • The Metro (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) operates a regional rail and bus system. CUA is located at the Brookland/CUA Station on the Red Line of the metrorail system

    Parking at CUA

  • You will need a CUA visitor’s permit to park on campus; these permits are required 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visitors may obtain a visitor’s parking permit online in advance at guestparking.catholic.edu or, after you arrive, from the Office of Transportation and Parking Services, located in Pryzbyla Center 242, close to the Alternatives conference registration desk. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $10 per day, $46 per week. You will need your vehicle make, model, and license plate number to purchase a parking permit. 

    “Handicapped” Parking: Vehicles displaying state- or District of Columbia-issued “handicapped” tags or placards are exempt from meter fees. However, to park in “handicapped” parking spaces on campus, you will need to purchase a CUA parking permit in addition to your state-issued tag.

    Public Transportation

    • Public transportation is available for travel to Washington DC by Amtrak or by bus. The train and the Greyhound, Megabus and Bolt buses all arrive at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

    • From Union Station you can take either the Metro or MARC Train. Catholic University is located at the Brookland/CUA Station on the Red Line of the metrorail system.

    • The Metro (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) operates a regional rail and bus system.

    • VRE (Virginia Railway Express), www.VRE.org

    • Commuter Rail

    • All of the to DC trains stop at Union Station. From Union Station you can take the Metrorail (Red Line) or Metrobus to Catholic University (CUA). www.wmata.com for more information.