March for Palestine logistics: Housing, parking, public transit & more

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Last updated: 10/26 at 3:00 p.m. ET


On Saturday, November 4, tens of thousands of people from across the country will gather at 2:00 PM at Freedom Plaza for the National March on Washington for Palestine. We will rally at Freedom Plaza, followed by a march. The address for Freedom Plaza is 1325 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004.

Transportation is being organized from cities all over the country to travel to Washington, DC. Click here for details about cities organizing transportation.

If you're organizing people from your area and you're not listed, fill out the online Transportation Center Form so we can help get the word out.


DC Churches

Shalom Place, Saint Luke’s Methodist Church
3655 Calvert St. NW
Washington DC
Phone: (202) 333-4949
Email: ​​[email protected] 

Price: $35 x Number in Group x Number of Nights, Cleaning deposit: $100, Key deposit: $25

Accommodations: 2 rooms with 12 bunk beds in each room, Maximum capacity is 24, 2 Showers & 3 separate restrooms. In total, there are 5 restrooms. Larger kitchen with 2 refrigerators and a medium common space area.

Near a bus stop, not metro accessible. 10 min. by bus to White House

Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I St SW, Washington, DC 20024
(202) 484-7700
-Available Nov 3, 10PM to Nov 4, 9AM 
-Receptionist will speak to Pastor but wants us to send an email request with numbers for group and exactly when - [email protected]

DC Hostels

DC International Hostel 1
1610 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 621-9344

Duo Housing
1223 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 808-2195

Generator Washington DC
1900 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-9300

U Street Hostel
1931 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 892-1122

Capitol Square BNB
1259 K St SE, Washington, DC 20003
(240) 781-8270

DC Hotels

Motel 6 Washington, DC
6711 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012
Phone: (202) 722-1600
Located 1 mile from metro (Takoma Park on the red line)

Windsor Inn Hotel
1842 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 667-0300
Located 6 blocks from Dupont Circle metro (red line)

Capitol Hill Hotel
200 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-6000
Metro station: Capitol South (blue/orange lines - 1 block) 

Tabard Inn
1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-1277

Days Inn by Wyndham Washington DC/Connecticut Avenue
4400 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-5600
Located two blocks from the Van Ness metro (red line) 

Glover Park Hotel Georgetown
2505 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-9700
1 mile to Woodley Park metro (red line)

Hamilton Hotel 
1001 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
(877) 714-7625
Price: $249< (Nov. 4th reservation)

West End Washington DC, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
1121 New Hampshire Avenue
Price: $185< + $40 parking (Nov. 4th reservation)

Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave. 
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-483-6000
Price: $269< (Nov. 4th reservation) 

Lyle Hotel
1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington DC
Phone: 202-964-6750 
Price: $499< (Nov. 4th reservation)

American Guesthouse (B&B)
2005 Columbia Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 796-5744
Price: $259< (Nov. 4th reservation)

YOTEL Washington DC
415 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202-638-1616
Price: $162< +$50 self-parking (Nov. 4th reservation)

Virginia Hotels

Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park
3111 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 849-9400
Hotel shuttle to Dunn Loring metro station; 25 min metro ride to the White House

Days Inn by Wyndham Alexandria South
6100 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22303
(703) 329-0500
Ten minute bus to the Pentagon metro station

Sonesta Simply Suites Falls Church
205 Hillwood Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 237-6172
2 miles from East Falls Church metro station; 15 min metro ride to White House

Quality Inn of Tysons Corner
1587 Spring Hill Rd Buildings 1 and 2, Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 448-8020
Located 10 miles from downtown and 5 min. shuttle once an hour to metro

Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston
4610 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 243-9800
Near Ballston metro station

Maryland Hotels

Metro Points Hotel
8500 Annapolis Rd, New Carrollton, MD 20784
(301) 459-6700
Hotel shuttle to New Carrollton metro station; 30 min metro ride to White House

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Laurel Near Fort Meade
9860 Washington Blvd N, Laurel, MD 20723
(301) 725-0769
7 miles from College Park metro on the green line

Best Western Capital Beltway Washington DC
5910 Princess Garden Pkwy, Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 459-1000
One mile to metro. 25 minutes from downtown.

Courtyard by Marriott Bethesda Chevy Chase
5520 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 656-1500
Located 1 to 2 blocks from Friendship Heights metro (red line)

(Please note: Some of the Maryland and Virginia locations listed below are a 30-60 min. drive from DC)

Aquia Pines Camp Resort
3071 Richmond Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554
(540) 659-3447 

Adventure Bound Camping Resorts - Washington DC
5381 Sands Rd, Lothian, MD 20711
(443) 607-8609 

Cherry Hill Park
9800 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740
(301) 937-7116


Bus Drop-off

Buses should drop passengers off at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW  This is the block of Pennsylvania Ave NW between 13th and 14th St NW.

Buses must drop off passengers quickly and then proceed to their parking. Passengers should be prepared to deboard the bus as soon as it stops. We will have designated bus greeters to orient passengers just before they deboard.

Bus Pick-up

Following the rally and march, bus passengers can be picked up at the same address, 1350 Pennsylvania NW. The march will end at the White House, which is a 10-15 minute walk away from the bus pick-up. Passengers should take this into account to make sure they are on time for their bus pick-up.

Bus Parking

Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
We recommend that buses park at Union Station, about two miles from Freedom Plaza. The maximum height for bus parking is 12 feet 5 inches. We highly recommend reserving a bus parking space ahead of time. You can reserve a space by emailing [email protected] or calling 202-898-1950.

Buzzard’s Point Parking Lot
1880 2nd Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
3.4 miles from Freedom Plaza. There are no height restrictions. Rate is up to $50/day.

RFK Stadium, Lot 3
1900E East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002
4 miles from Freedom Plaza. There are no height restrictions. Rate is up to $100/day per space.
Contact 202-265-0010 for more information and to make a reservation.


If you're organizing people from your area to travel, fill out the online Transportation Center Form so we can help get the word out.

Driving directions: Enter 1325 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC as your destination.

Van/Car Parking

There are many parking lots in the White House area in which cars can park, which we have listed below. 

There is street parking, but it is limited. If you are parking on the street, please read all parking signs carefully and check for “emergency no parking signs.” You may need to pay, even on a Saturday.

Parking in a lot will most likely be easier and more convenient.

Nearby Pay-to-Park Lots

Colonial Parking - Lincoln Square
555 11th St NW, Washington 20004
Daily Max: $25
Reserve Daily

Colonial Parking - 1111 Penn - Presidential Building
1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington 20004
Daily Max: $25
Reserve Daily

Colonial Parking - Willard Parking
1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington 20004
Daily Max: $37
Reserve Daily

Colonial Parking - The Westory
607 14th St NW, Washington 20005
Daily Max: $25
Reserve Daily

Metropolitan Square Garage
655 15th St NW
(202) 393-0297
Daily Max: $30

QuikPark - One Freedom Plaza
532 13th St. NW
Daily Max: $45
Reserve Daily


The closest metro (subway) stations to the rally site is Metro Center (blue/red/orange/silver lines), Federal Triangle (blue/orange/silver lines), McPherson Square (blue/orange/silver), and Gallery Place/Chinatown (green/red/yellow).

Here are some useful links from the DC metro (subway) website:

Interactive online metro map

Printable WMATA system maps

Trip planner

Fare costs


DC/MD/VA bus maps and timetables are available online:

Interactive online bus map

Please make sure to check the timetables for any bus you may take, since some do not run on the weekends.



There are three airports in the Washington DC area. Please see the websites of these airports for information about public transportation and directions.

Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA)

This is the closest airport to D.C. It is located directly on the Metro. Details can be found here.

Washington-Dulles International (IAD)

The Silver Line metro now runs directly to Dulles Airport. Details can be found here.

Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI)

The best way to get from BWI to the rally site is to take the WMATA Express bus that leaves from the airport and takes you to the Greenbelt Metro Stop. From there, you will want to go to the Gallery Place - Chinatown station where you can transfer to the red line and then exit at Metro Center. Details can be found here

DC airport codes are DCA, IAD and BWI. Some sites also allow you to enter WAS to cover all three.


Megabus, BoltBus, Greyhound and some other companies operate out of the Union Station parking garage, located at 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. The red line stop "Union Station" is located inside the building (click here for the Union Station website).

Here are their website links to check schedules and buy tickets:




There are several other low-cost bus companies that travel to Washington, D.C., from New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and other area cities. They drop off at various locations in the D.C. downtown area, all of which are metro accessible (including but not limited to Union Station). 

Here are some websites to check schedules and buy tickets:

Washington Deluxe

Chinatown Bus



Amtrak, MTA/MARC and Virginia Rail Express run to Union Station, located at 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. The red line stop "Union Station" is located inside the building (click here for the Union Station website).



Virginia Rail Express

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