John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

The Kennedy Center is located on the bank of the Potomac River at 2700 F St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20566, at the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue, NW, and Rock Creek Parkway. It is accessible by Metro (via the subway and bus lines), by taxi, and by car. If you are driving, refer to the directions below to find the most efficient route for getting to the Center. And, always remember to allow extra time when driving as Washington traffic can be unpredictable. The Kennedy Center offers many pre-performance activities to help you make the most of your visit. You can find information on garage hours, fees, and accessibility here under: Parking at the Kennedy Center.


By Subway / Metro:

The Foggy Bottom/George Washington University/Kennedy Center subway station (on the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines, at 23rd and I Streets, NW), is the stop closest to the Kennedy Center. From there, it is a short walk via New Hampshire Avenue or use our free Kennedy Center Shuttle (signs are toward the left as you exit the escalator). The shuttle departs every 15 minutes from 9:45 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, noon-11 p.m. Sundays, and 4-11 p.m. on Federal holidays. For the most up-to-date information about scheduled Metro track work, please go to Metro’s Major Track Work page.

Please visit Metro’s Accessibility website for information for passengers with disabilities.

By Bus:

The 80 bus goes to the Kennedy Center. For details on bus routes and schedules, call Metro information at (202) 637-7000 or TTY (202) 638-3780.

By Taxi:

Taxi service to and from the Kennedy Center is convenient and readily available. A taxi dispatcher is available to signal cabs and assign patrons from 6:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. on matinee days) until 30 minutes after the end of the last performance, and taxis queue in the Plaza each evening to serve patrons. Look for the uniformed dispatcher at the Hall of States entrance.

By Car/ Get Directions:

from Northern Virginia | from Maryland and Northwest DC | from Downtown DC

Please refer to the map below to help plan your trip. Also be sure to check our parking information, garage hours, and fees before arriving.

  • Foggy Bottom