400 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017-1566
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is located at 400 Michigan Avenue in Northeast Washington. Adjacent to the campus of The Catholic University of America, it is minutes from the Capital Beltway (Interstates 95 & 495) and downtown Washington. Ample free parking is available.
Washington's Metrorail System is another popular method of reaching the Shrine, which is only three blocks west of Metro's Brookland-CUA Station on the Red Line.
From the North
Travel I-95S towards Washington and take the I-495W (Capital Beltway) exit (27-25) towards US-1 (College Park/Silver Spring). Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto I-495W for one mile. Take the MD-650S (New Hampshire Avenue) exit (28B), towards Takoma Park. Follow MD-650 4.6 miles into the District of Columbia. Turn left onto North Capitol Street. Travel 1.9 miles and merge right onto Irving Street. Follow it 0.3 mile and turn left onto Michigan Avenue. The Shrine is 0.1 mile on the left.
Travel I-270S to I-495E (Capital Beltway). Travel I-495 5.8 miles and take exit 29B onto MD-193E (University Boulevard) towards Langley Park. Follow MD-193E 1.9 miles to MD-650S (New Hampshire Avenue). Take MD-650S 1.3 miles into the District of Columbia. Turn left onto North Capitol Street. Travel 1.9 miles and merge right onto Irving Street East. Follow it 0.3 mile and turn left onto Michigan Avenue. The Shrine is 0.1 mile on the left.
From the South
Take I-95N to I-395N (exit 170A on the left) towards Washington. Follow I-395N 13.1 miles to the end. Turn right onto New York Avenue (US-50). Stay to the right and bear right onto M Street. Travel 0.4 miles to North Capitol Street. Turn left and follow North Capitol Street 1.7 miles to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan Avenue. The Shrine is 0.7 mile on the left.
From the East
Take US-50W to the first District of Columbia exit at South Dakota Avenue. Follow South Dakota Avenue. 1.3 miles and turn left onto Monroe Street. Travel Monroe Street 2 miles to its end at Michigan Avenue. Turn left onto Michigan Avenue. The Shrine is 0.1 mile on the right.
From the West
Take I-66E to the Constitution Avenue (US-50E) exit. Follow Constitution Avenue 1.6 miles to 6th Street. Turn left onto 6th Street and follow it 1.5 miles to Rhode Island Avenue. Turn right onto Rhode Island Avenue and follow it 1.3 miles to 4th Street. Turn left onto 4th Street and follow it 0.9 mile to Michigan Avenue and the Shrine.
From Ronald Reagan National Airport
Taxi fare is approximately $20. Metro fare is approximately $1.85 to the Brookland-CUA Station (non rush hour), three blocks east of the Shrine. Rush hour fare is
From Baltimore-Washington (BWI) and Dulles International Airports
Airport shuttles are available into downtown Washington, where taxi or Metro may be accessed.
From Amtrak at Union Station
Taxi fare is approximately $7. Metro fare to the Brookland-CUA Station is $1.35 (non rush hour). Metro fare for rush hour is $ 1.85.