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About Crystal City, VA

"Crystal City, Arlington's largest downtown, is transforming... alive with some of the city's hottest destination restaurants, a synergy of sidewalk cafes and diverse shopping. Premier offices and residential, world class hotels, shopping and inspired dining, all converge along tree lined streets, punctuated by parks filled with people. It's all here."

"Several of Arlington's largest hotels are in Crystal City, connected via the Crystal City Underground to Metro. Adjacent to Reagan National Airport and minutes from D.C. -featuring great shopping, dining and accommodations in an easily walkable downtown - Crystal City is not just's brilliant."

Free Hotel Shuttle

  • Crystal City Van Shuttle: the free shuttle leaves the hotel every 15 minutes on the hour, 1/4 hour, ½ hour and 3/4 hour to the Crystal City Metro.  4 of the 6 shuttle buses are accessible. If you need an accessible shuttle, call the hotel at 703-418-1234 to ensure an accessible shuttle will be at your location. 


  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
    44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314
    (703) 417-8000
    Located south of the city along the Potomac River and offering a full range of domestic flights on major, regional and commuter carriers. The Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel provides free shuttle service with chair lifts to and from Ronald Reagan National Airport. Courtesy shuttle service to and from airport is available 5:00am-12:00am. Pickup from the airportevery 20 min at the top of the hour and 20 minutes and 40 minutes past the hour. For guests in the area who require transportation back to hotel, call 1-703-418-1234. (Blue vans with white lettering saying Hyatt Regency Crystal City). Guests are advised to call hotel directly for free van pick-up, courtesy phone in baggage claim area. Taxi: approx $6, but there is a free accessible hotel shuttle bus.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport
    P.O. Box 8766, BWI Airport, MD 21240
    1 (800) I FLY-BWI (1-800-435-9294)
    Just 30 miles from Crystal City, VA, with over 670 domestic and international flights. Multiple ground transportation options to Crystal City, VA, including train, taxi, SuperShuttle and BWI Express bus. Taxi - $65 to $70.00 approx. Limousine - $75.00. Check the BWI website above for more information.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport
    45020 Aviation Drive, Sterling, VA 20166
    (703) 572-2700
    Just 30 miles from Crystal City, VA, with over 670 domestic and international flights. Multiple ground transportation options to Crystal City, VA, including train, taxi, SuperShuttle and BWI Express bus. Taxi - approx $65 to $70.00. Limousine - $75.00. Check the Dulles website for more information.

Public Transportation

  • Metro
    • Metrorail (subway), (202) 637-7000 
    • Take the Blue or Yellow line to the Crystal City Station. Take the escalators from the station up to the street. Once you are at the top of the escalators, turn to the left toward the brown Metro sign. The Hyatt shuttles stop at the corner (look for the WhiteRed Shuttle sign) every 1/2 hour. For pick-up at the METRO, please call the hotel directly at 703-418-1234.
  • Super Shuttle - offers door-to-door service, (800) BLUE VAN (258-3826)
  • MARC Commuter train from BWI Airport, 1 (866) 743-3682; hearing or speech impaired: (410) 539-3497. From BWI to Union Station train ride is approx $6.00, and the cab from Union Station to the hotel is $14.50 approx.
  • AMTRAK, (800) USA-RAIL (872-7245); $20.00 train ride from BWI to Union Station, then cab fare from Union Station to hotel is approx $14.50.
  • Virginia Rail Express, Automated Service Information: 1-800-RIDE-VRE
    It is a 5 minute walk, please click here for directions. Hotel shuttle will pick up and drop off; please call the hotel directly at 703-418-1234.

Taxi Services

Taxi service is available from airports to Crystal City. Approximate fare to Crystal City varies from each airport. Taxis may add a pass-through fee to all airport fares leaving the airport. Voluntary ride sharing is for two or more persons with a maximum of three.

  • Serving Reagan National Airport
    • DC Flyer Radio Taxi: (202) 488-4400
    • Comfort Cab Assn: (202) 636-1600
    • Diamond Cab Co: (202) 387-6200
    • Yellow Cab Co: (202) 544-1212
  • Serving Dulles Airport
    • Dulles Taxi Sedan: (703) 450-0045
    • Yellow Cab Co: (202) 544-1212
  • Serving BWI Airport
    • BWI Airport Taxi: (410) 859-1100
    • Yellow Cab Co: (202) 544-1212

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