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Transportation and Parking

A Children's National shuttle bus

We hope your trip to Children's National is easy to navigate, whether by car or public transportation. Here are tips for traveling to — and parking at — our main hospital campus.


If you are driving to our main hospital campus, you can find directions on our website or put our address into your GPS: 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20010. If you need to have directions mailed, faxed or emailed to you, contact the Welcome Desk at 202-476-3000.

Where to Park

Our main campus parking garage is currently undergoing renovations; please allow extra time when arriving for appointments.

When you are arrive at our garage, please look for brightly colored signs that direct you into the garage and take a ticket at the entrance gate.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available in the parking garage Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. There is no additional charge for this service, but regular parking rates do apply. Parking garage attendants are stationed throughout the garage to help direct you to the valet parking area. Signs are also posted to help you find the area, which is on the P-1 main level of the garage.

Valet Parking Pick-Up

Between 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, you can pick up your car from the valet station, located in the lobby on the P-1 main level of the parking garage. After 5 p.m., and on weekends, you may pick up your keys from the Security Office, located near the Emergency Department on the 1st Floor, East Inpatient Tower.

Weekday Parking Rates

0 - 30 minutes: Free
30 minutes - 60 minutes: $3.00
1 - 2 hours: $5.00
2+ hours: $7.00
Rates are subject to change

Weekend Parking Rates

(In by 5 p.m. Friday and out by 7 a.m. Monday)

0 - 30 minutes: Free
30 minutes - 60 minutes: $3.00
1 - 2 hours: $5.00
Rates are subject to change

Discount Parking Tickets

Parents or guardians who park in the garage can purchase a validation ticket for $5 at the Parking Office, located near the Emergency Department, 1st Floor, East Inpatient Tower, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This ticket can be used at the exit gate by inserting the original parking ticket taken at the entrance to the garage, followed by the validation ticket. If you do not have a ticket from the entrance, you will pay the daily maximum rate of $7 if your stay was longer than two hours. A discounted parking voucher is recommended if you plan to park for more than two hours.

Special Needs Travelers

Parking for people with special needs is available on the P-1 parking level. When you first enter the garage, after you pass through the entrance gate, turn left and look for these parking spaces. There are elevators from the P-1 level up to the main hospital entrance. Please use the tan-colored phone located on the P-1 level if you need a wheelchair or help with moving yourself, a patient or visitor into the hospital.

Public Transportation

Our main campus is easily accessible if you are taking public transportation. For your convenience, we've listed public transportation information and resources below.

For more information about transportation, contact Concierge Services at 202-476-2220, visit the Welcome Desk in the Costco Wholesale Atrium or call the Welcome Desk at 202-476-3000.

  • Washington Metro Area Transit
  • Children's Metro Shuttle Service
  • Amtrak and MARC Trains
  • Taxi and Limousine Services
  • Airports