Transportation and Lodging


Reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.  Reserve your room at:

All reservations are made directly with the hotel. Do not accept unsolicited attempts to secure hotel reservations.

Other Accommodations

While we encourage conference participants to stay at the venue and hotel the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington DC offers a multitude of other rooming options.

The most cost effective option for rooming would be utilizing hostels which are placed throughout the city.

Hilltop Hostel
300 Carroll, St.,Takoma, DC.
50 meters from the Takoma Park Metro Station

William Penn Hostel
515 Capitol Street, SE. Washington, D.C.
Alcohol and Tobacco free facility
Washington DC, USA

Nearby Airports

The most convenient airport for NCSE conference participants is the Ronal Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is a 10 minute ride by cab, Metro, or shuttle. The Hyatt offers a free airport shuttle to and from the National Airport. Please check the hotel website for details.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) are within 45 minutes by cab, shuttle, and various rail options. BWI is reputed to offer more low cost airline flights.To compare the cost of available ground transportation at each airport, please check the websites below:
Ronald Reagan National Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport
Baltimore Washington International Airport

Flight Reservations

All major airlines fly into the Washington DC area airports. Travel websites can help you find the most convenient times and fares for your travel. Tickets can be book through travel agents or directly through the airlines.


Ground Transportation

We encourage conference participants to be climate-sensitive when deciding their mode of transportation around the city. Guests are advised to take advantage of D.C.’s mass transit, specifically the Metro. Renting a car for the conference is generally unnecessary as parking is expensive and the roads are often congested within DC. Taxis and metros should satisfy all transit needs for the conference as well as any desired sightseeing. Please carpool when possible, and if you want some extra adventure consider renting a bike for your stay in DC.

Complimentary Shuttle

The Hyatt Airport Shuttle to Reagan National Airport (DCA) departs the hotel every 20 minutes on the hour from 5:00 AM-12:00 AM. (Times subject to change)

Shuttle picks up at the Old Terminal (2nd Curb by the marked Hotel Shuttle stop location) and the New Terminal Arrivals, Door 5 and Door 9 (1st Curb by the marked Hotel Shuttle stop location)

Metro Subway Access

Our hotel is a 10 minute walk from the Crystal City Metro Station (Yellow and Blue lines). See for additional information on the Washington, DC Metrorail System.

Courtesy Hyatt Airport Shuttle access to and from Crystal City Metro Station is provided at the corner of 18th street and South Bell Street.


The cost from Dulles airport to our venue is approximately $40 to $45

The cost from Baltimore Washington Airport to our venue is approximately $65 to $70.

Additional Options

The Hyatt Regency Transportation Information supplies additional options for transportation.


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