Getting Around

AFA provides complimentary daily shuttle bus service on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and the Pentagon (South Parking-Fern St), Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Joint Base Andrews, and King Street Metro Station during the Conference. Please check back soon for shuttle schedule information.

There is plenty of parking available at the Gaylord and in National Harbor.

Parking at the Gaylord - AFA has negotiated discounted self-parking rates at the hotel (see below for details). Valet parking is available for up to $45 per day based on length of stay.

  • For attendees staying at the hotel: The discounted self-parking rate is $17 per day, which is 50% off their normal rate. During check-in at the front desk, please make sure to communicate to the front desk agent that you are parking a vehicle in order to get the charges added to your hotel folio. You MUST tell the front desk agent that you are with AFA in order to get the discounted self-parking rate.
  • For attendees not staying at the hotel: You can self-park at the Gaylord for $17 per day (for one entrance/exit per day) or $22 per day (for unlimited entrances/exits per day). In order to take advantage of the $17 or $22 offer, you will need to stop by the Parking Desk located near AFA Registration during registration hours to pre-pay for your parking.

Parking in National Harbor - There are several parking garages in National Harbor in close proximity to the Gaylord. The National Harbor public parking garages start with the first hour at $3 with incremental increases. The cost is $13 for 4 to 12 hours and $16 for 24 hours.

Driving Directions

 

Please click here for driving directions. 

 

Car Rental

 

Receive up to 25% off when you click here to rent through Avis or call (800) 698-5685 and reference AVIS Worldwide Discount D453800. 

 

Receive up to 25% off when you click here to rent through Budget or call (800) 455-2848 and reference AFAVBA discount #BCD X201400. 

 

Travel Partners

AFA is proud to announce American Airlines is offering a 6% discount on applicable fares when traveling to Washington, DC (via DCA, IAD, or BWI) for our Air, Space & Cyber Conference. Visit AA.com to book your flight. After selecting your fights, enter promo code 6298BM when completing passenger details. Contact the American Airlines Meeting Service Desk at (800) 433-1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchase. Read full terms and conditions.

AFA is also proud to offer discounted airline tickets to AFA members. Purchase your discounted airline tickets using Booking Community for up to 70% off of retail pricing. You must be an AFA member to sign in. 

Airport Information

The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. It is nine miles north of the hotel. Visit its website or call (703) 417-8000 for more information.

The Gaylord offers an exclusive shuttle via SuperShuttle to and from Reagan National Airport. It departs every twenty minutes from the Gaylord's front door and every twenty minutes from baggage claim between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm and costs $20 one-way and $35 roundtrip per person. Click here for more information. SuperShuttle's regular service is slightly less expensive; however, it could make additional stops and not go straight to your destination. The cost is $18.50 one-way per person or $37 roundtrip. To make reservations, please call (800) 258-3826 or use the SuperShuttle App with the code XKUA3 or click here for the special AFA discount. This link will also provide a discount for private car service through ExecuCar. A taxi will cost approximately $20 one-way from Reagan National. Taxis can be found outside of baggage claim.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 35 miles northwest from the Gaylord. Visit its website or call (703) 572-2700 for more information.

Super Shuttle is available from this airport and will cost approximately $44 one-way per person. To make Super Shuttle reservation, please call (800) 258-3826 or click here. A taxi will cost approximately $55 one-way from Dulles Airport. Taxis can be found outside of baggage claim. 

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is 38 miles northeast from the Gaylord. Visit its website or call (800) 435-9294 for more information. Super Shuttle is available from this airport and will cost approximately $45 one-way per person. To make Super Shuttle reservation, please call (800) 258-3826. A taxi will cost approximately $65 one-way from BWI Airport. Taxis can be found outside of baggage claim.

Metro

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) provides bus and subway service (Metro) around the DC area. Unfortunately, there is not a convenient Metro option near the hotel. AFA will run a free shuttle from and to the King Street Station on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during symposium hours. (See "AFA Shuttle Bus" section above for more details.)   

Trains

More than 80 trains arrive every day at Washington, DC's Union Station on Capitol Hill (50 Massachusetts Ave. NE). For updated information on arrivals, departures, and fares, contact Amtrak online or at (800) 872-7245. The two major commuter rail systems serving the Washington, DC area are the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) and the Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) service. For schedules and information, click here. Taxis are available at Union Station. Fares will vary.

National Harbor

There is a lot to do and see in National Harbor. For complete information about shopping, activities, and restaurants in the Harbor, please visit their website.

National Harbor Circulator

National Harbor now offers a shuttle that operates between Downtown National Harbor, Gaylord National, Tanger Outlets, and MGM National Harbor. A full-day pass is $5; however, if you are an overnight guest at the Gaylord, there is no cost, just have your room key available to swipe when boarding. Click here for full details about the Circulator.