Washington D.C. is serviced by 3 major airports. Here is some helpful information on how you can plan you travel to the District. You can also view more information on how to get to the hotel directly on the Hotel Website here.

Air Travel

Reagan National Airport (4.5 Miles/7.2 KM to Hotel | Map it) Reagan National Airport is the closest to the Conference Hotel.

Taxi fare from this airport is typically $19USD. Those traveling in a group, within the same taxi, to the same destination are charged one fare, not $19 per person.  Subway/Rail fare is $4USD.

Washington Dulles International Airport (28 Miles/45 KM to Hotel | Map it)

Taxi fare from this airport is typically $55USD.  Currently, a rail system is not in place for this airport into downtown Washington.

Baltimore Washington International Airport (38 Miles/45 KM to Hotel | Map it)

Taxi fare for this airport is typically $65USD.  Rail travel into Washington, D.C. is available for $6.50USD. 

Discounted Air Travel Via United

CIES has partnered with United Airlines to provide a discount on air travel.  The program will provide a discount if 20 or more attendees book a flight using the below information.  If you plan to use United as your airline, please book your air travel using the below information. If the 20 attendee minimum is reached a discount will be applied to your fare.  

US 50 States and Canada Customers: Call your professional travel agency, book online via or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 and provide the Z Code ZT8Y and Agreement Code 644218.  For all tickets issued through United Meetings Reservation Desk, there will be a $25 per ticket service fee collected.  This fee is subject to change without notice.  Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round trip. 

Customers outside the US 50 States and Canada: Call your professional travel agency, book online via or email and provide your preferred itinerary, agreement code 644218 and Z Code ZT8Y.  Please allow 24 hours for email requests to be processed.  

Reservations booked online via will receive an additional 3% discount without a service fee.  Enter both your Z Code and Agreement Code, without a space, in the Offer Code Box.  The additional 3% discount applies to published fares only and excludes travel to/from Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India. 

Rail Travel

Washington Union Station ( 3 Miles/4.8 KM to Hotel | Map it)

Discounted Travel via Amtrak

Amtrak is offering a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to (Washington, DC) between (March 05, 2015 – March 16, 2015) for all CIES Conference Attendees. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X11U-913 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

Group Transportation to and from Airports

CIES has secured a discount on Super Shuttle for conference attendees.

Discounts include $2 off one way; $5 off round trip to/from Dulles and BWI, $1 off one way and $3 off round trip to/from DCA.

Super Shuttle

Visa Information

The information provided here is intended to assist participants who need to obtain a visa to attend the conference and is not an official invitation to cover fees and/or any other expenses or financial support for obtaining a visa. CIES cannot be held responsible for travelers that do not confirm their visa requirements or obtain it. We strongly advise non-U.S. citizens, who need visas to start the application process as early as possible. Below, please find some recommended links:

The best source for the specifics on the visa process in a particular geographic region is the U.S. embassy or consulate in that locale, as the decision-making authority for any visa application lies solely with the consular officer abroad. Please click here to find the appropriate embassy’s or consulate’s website.

The Department of State’s website also provides additional information on procedures, including how to schedule an interview appointment, pay fees, and much more.