For your convenience, we've compiled general information about visiting United Way Worldwide and the Washington, D.C. area (specifically the Mary M. Gates Learning Center at the United Way Worldwide office in Alexandria, Virginia). This information is subject to change and does not reflect arrangements which are made for each specific program hosted in this building. Please refer to your confirmation materials and the course description for specific information (and contacts) related to your program. 



Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport to Alexandria and is only about 15 minutes from any of the hotels listed below.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and Dulles International Airport (IAD), which sometimes offer significantly lower fares, are approximately an hour drive from Alexandria. If you arrive from either of these airports, expect to make use of a shuttle service, taxi, rental car, or public transportation to reach your hotel.


Amtrak has rail stations in Alexandria and Washington, D.C. For fares and schedules, please call 800-872-7245 or visit their website.

The MARC train runs from BWI into Washington, D.C.’s Union Station for less than $10 on Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., with limited service on weekends. From Union Station, you can take the metro to Alexandria. For more information visit the Maryland Transit Administration website.

PLEASE NOTE that all information on this page is provided as a courtesy only. Inclusion on this general information page does not indicate United Way Worldwide endorsement or recommendation. All travel arrangements made are at the discretion of the passenger and service provider.