Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition


Annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition
Monday, September 17 – Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center | 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
301-965-2000 | http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-national



Transportation Information


Airport Information
The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Located only 9 miles north from the hotel. Visit http://www.mwaa.com/national/ or call (703) 417-8000 for more information. Gaylord is operating an express shuttle to/from Reagan National Airport. It departs every twenty minutes from the Gaylord’s front door and every twenty minutes from baggage claim. It runs between 6:00am and 8:00pm and costs $18 one-way per person or $32 roundtrip per person. To make shuttle reservations, please call 800-660-8000. Super Shuttle is the same cost; however, it might make additional stops and not go straight to your destination. 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 http://www.metwashairports.com/Dulles/ or call (703) 572-2700 for more information. Super Shuttle is available from this airport and will cost approximately $43 one-way per person. To make Super Shuttle reservation, please call 800-258-3826. 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 http://www.bwiairport.com/ or call (800) 435-9294 for more information. Super Shuttle is available from this airport and will cost approximately $43 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.

AFA Shuttle Bus
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), Bolling AFB, Andrews AFB, and King Street Metro Station during the Conference. Please click here for the current version of the shuttle schedule.

Car Rental
Call 1-800-698-5685 and reference AVIS Worldwide Discount D453800 to receive up to 25% off. Click the Avis logo to the left to receive internet coupons for additional savings.
Call 1-800-455-2848 and reference AFAVBA discount #BCD X201400 to receive up to 25% off. Click the Budget logo to the left to receive internet coupons for additional savings.

Driving Directions
Please visit http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-national/directions-transportation/#map for driving directions.

Parking
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 $30 per day based on length of stay.
    • For attendees staying at the hotel: The discounted self parking rate is $11 per day. 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. There are several parking garages in National Harbor, please make sure you park in the Gaylord National’s self parking garage.
    • For our local attendees not staying at the hotel: You can self-park at the Gaylord for $11 per day (for one entrance/exit per day) or $16 per day (for unlimited entrances/exits per day). In order to take advantage of the $11 or $16 offer, you will need to stop by the Parking Desk located near AFA Registration during registration hours to pre-pay for your parking speedpass.
  • 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. It increases to a maximum of $11 per entrance/exit.

Metro/Water Taxi
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) provides bus and subway service (Metro) around the DC area. Unfortunately, at this time, there is not a convenient Metro option near the hotel. The preferred Metro stop to use is the King Street Station in Old Town Alexandria, which is across the river from the hotel. There is a shuttle from the King Street Metro to the Gaylord. The Gaylord’s shuttle schedule can be found here. The cost is $7 one-way and can be purchased at the Gaylord Transportation Desk or from the bus driver. AFA will run a free shuttle from/to the King Street Station on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during symposium hours. (** Please see "Will AFA provide shuttles" paragraph above for more details. **) When you exit the Metro, please exit at the “parking lot exit side” to find the “Alexandria Old Town Trolley” stop – that is where our shuttle will pick-up and drop-off. There is also a free trolley from King Street Metro to a commercial water taxi ($8 each way for a 30- minute trip; it runs daily 10:50am – 11:15pm from Old Town; more details at http://www.potomacriverboatco.com/).

Downtown Shuttle Bus
The Gaylord offers a shuttle from the main entrance of the hotel to the Old Post Office (1100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW) and Union Station (H Street & 2nd Street). The shuttle runs continuously between 8:00am and 9:00pm, seven days a week. Cost is $13 one-way, $20 round-trip or $49 for an unlimited 3 day pass. Stop by the hotel’s Tour Transportation Desk to purchase tickets. For those taking the Gaylord Shuttle from Union Station to the hotel who have not purchased tickets from the hotel’s Transportation Tour Desk: you can catch the On Board Shuttle in the 3rd lane of Columbus Circle. You will need to pay the driver in cash.

Trains
More than 80 trains a day arrive at Washington, D.C.'s Union Station on Capitol Hill (50 Massachusetts Ave. NE). For updated information on arrivals, departures, and fares, contact Amtrak www.amtrak.com or 800-872-7245. The two major commuter rail systems serving the Washington, D.C. area are the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) and the Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) service. For schedules and information go to www.commuterpage.com/rail.htm. Transportation information to the hotel from Union Station can be found above in the ‘Downtown Shuttle Bus’ paragraph. Taxis are available at Union Station. Fares will vary.


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