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Convenient for All

Washington, DC has an excellent public transportation system, and The Wharf is only a few minutes' walk from two Metro stations, including the city's largest transit hub, L'Enfant Plaza Station. Our free SW Shuttle runs all day to connect you to wherever you want to go.

Metro Stations

Waterfront Metro Station Green line
5-minute walk to Waterfront Metro: Head southeast on Maine Avenue SW, which turns into M Street SW. After one block, the domed entrance to the Metro will be on your left, near 4th Street SW.

L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station Blue, Orange, Silver, Green, Yellow lines
8-minute walk to L’Enfant Plaza Metro: Head north on 7th Street SW, turn right onto D St. SW, and the Metro will be on your right. You can also ride between The Wharf and L'Enfant Plaza Metro station on our free SW Shuttle. The SW Shuttle picks up passengers on 7th St SW at Maryland Ave SW.

View the real-time Metro schedule

Bus Lines

CirculatorEastern Market-L'Enfant Plaza Line: eastbound and westbound stops on Maine Ave. SW at 9th St SW.

5214th Street Line: Takoma Metro Station to L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, with eastbound stop at Maine Ave. SW in front of CVS, and westbound stop at 9th St. SW and Maine Ave. SW

74Convention Center–Southwest Waterfront Line: Washington Convention Center to Fort McNair

P6Anacostia–Eckington Line: Anacostia Metro Station to Rhode Island Ave. Metro Station

V1Benning Heights–M Street Line: Benning Heights to Smithsonian Metro Station

W9South Capitol Street Line: L’Enfant Plaza Metro station to Coast Guard HQ (to Livingston a.m. only)

Train Stations

L'Enfant Plaza StationService on Virginia Railway Express (VRE) (8-minute walk)

Union StationService on Amtrak and Maryland Area Rail Commuter (MARC) (4 Metro stops from L'Enfant Plaza or a 9-minute drive)

Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given on the waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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