Travel Smarter

NoMa offers unparalleled transportation access throughout the District and the region. With two red line Metro stations, protected bike lanes, access to Route 50 and Interstate 395, and an array of regional commuter options within the Union Station transit hub, it’s easy to get anywhere you want to go.



View a Metrorail map. The Red Line Metrorail has two stations in NoMa:

  • Union Station: 701 First Street, NE
  • NoMa – Gallaudet U: Second and N Street, NE or 160 M Street, NE

Both regional and national rail service are available out of Union Station.

  • Amtrak: Operates numerous routes across the nation.
  • MARC Train: Operated by the Maryland Transit Administration, the MARC train provides service to Washington, DC (Union Station) from Harford County, MD; Baltimore City, MD ; Brunswick, MD; Frederick, MD, and Martinsburg, WV.
  • Virginia Railway Express (VRE): Provides service Mondays-Friday on its Fredericksburg and Manassas lines with final destination at Union Station.



Capital Bikeshare and Biking

NoMa is one of the top neighborhoods in the District for biking. Cyclists in NoMa enjoy four free air-pumps, eight Capital Bikeshare stations and D.C.’s first protected cycletrack along First Street, NE, connecting the eight-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail.  Running through Takoma Park, Brookland and NoMa, the Metropolitan Branch Trail is a hike-bike trail that provides bicycle and pedestrian access from the Union Station to Silver Spring, Maryland. 

The District’s bikesharing program makes bicycles available to everyone. Simply take a bike from one of the 150+ stations in DC and Arlington, and return it to a docking station close to your destination. NoMa is served by eight Capital Bikeshare stations. View a complete station map.

  • Columbus Circle/Union Station (east side of Union Station)
  • Eckington Place and Q Street, NE
  • First and M Streets, NE
  • Florida Avenue and R Street, NW
  • North Capitol and G Streets, NE
  • Second and G Streets, NE
  • Third and H Streets, NE
  • Union Market/Sixth Street NE

 More on biking in NoMa.



From the north: Take I-95 South to the Baltimore Washington Parkway to the New York Ave. exit. Proceed to Florida Ave., NE, and turn right. Take the first left onto First Street, NE.

From the south: Take I-95 North to I-395 North. Take exit 6 for I-395 North toward D St., NW/U.S. Senate/C St., SW/U.S. Capitol the House. Keep right at the fork. Turn right onto New York Ave., NW. Turn right onto First Street, NE.

From the east: Take Route 50 West toward Washington/I-97/Baltimore. Turn right onto Florida Ave., NE. Take the first left onto First Street, NE.

From the west: Take I-66 East to Independence Ave. Continue straight onto Rock Creek and Potomac Pkwy, NW, and then onto Ohio Dr., SW. Make a slight right onto Maine Ave., SW, and take the I-395 N/Southwest Freeway ramp on the left to South Capitol St. Merge onto I-395 North; take exit 6 for I-395 North toward D St., NW/U.S. Senate/C St., SW/U.S. Capitol the House. Keep right at the fork and then turn right onto New York Ave., NW. Turn right onto First Street, NE.



Multiple Metrobus lines run through NoMa, providing many convenient stops. The closest bus lines include:

  • 90/92/93 U Street – Garfield Line
  • 96/97 East Capitol Street Line
  • 80 North Capitol Street Line
  • P6 Anacostia – Eckington Line
  • D3 Ivy City – Dupont Circle Line
  • D4 Ivy City – Franklin Square Line
  • D6 to Sibley Hospital – Stadium Armory Line
  • D8 Hospital Center Line
  • X1 Benning Road Line
  • X2 Benning Road – H Street Line
  • X8 Maryland Avenue Line
  • X9 Benning Road – H Street Metroextra Line
DC Circulator

The DC Circulator bus runs every 10 minutes and only costs $1 each way. Three bus routes leave from Union Station.

  • Georgetown – Union Station Route
  • Union Station – Navy Yard Route
  • Union Station – National Mall Route
Commuter Buses

Using a commuter bus to get to work is an easy and comfortable way to actually enjoy your commute. Both the Loudoun County Transit and MTA Commuter buses provide service nearby. The MTA Annapolis 950 picks up and drops off in NoMa.

Intercity Buses

Several intercity buses now operate out of Union Station, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Megabus, DC2NY, Sprinter Bus and Washington Deluxe.