International AIDS Society


The AIDS 2012 conference will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (WCC) which is located in the heart of the District of Columbia at: 801 Mt Vernon Place NW Washington, D.C. 20001 (between 7th and 9th Streets, and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place).

The easiest way to access the WCC is by Metro, which is the public transportation system for all of Washington D.C. as well as the surrounding parts of Maryland and Virginia.

Please exit the train at Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center Metro Station. The entrance to the convention center will be directly in front of you upon exiting the station. For more information, please visit: www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=70

Metro timetable: 05:00 - 24:00
05:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 03:00
07:00 - 24:00

Metro fares are based on the distance traveled. Day passes are also available for unlimited rides after 09:30 on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Both farecards and day passes can be purchased at the metro station prior to boarding (farecards/day passes cannot be transferred to another person).

For more information on the Metro, fares, day passes, etc. please visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)’s Getting Around page.

For more general information, please visit www.wmata.com/.

Conference Hotels’ Shuttle Services

Please note: the transportation service mentioned below is available only for delegates booking their accommodation through the AIDS 2012 Accommodation Department.

For delegates who have booked their hotel accommodation through the AIDS 2012 booking system, there will be shuttle buses available for transportation to and from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center which are included in the room rates.

  • Hotels located in Washington, D.C.: Due to the convenience of the MetroRail throughout Washington D.C. delegates staying within a close walking distance to the venue or a metro station can easily commute to the venue by riding the metro, which is the public transportation system for all of Washington D.C. as well as the surrounding parts of Maryland and Virginia. 
    For the conference hotels that are not within walking distance or on a Metro line, transportation by shuttle buses will be provided from certain pick-up points to the WCC and back.   For listing of the nearest shuttle location by hotel and shuttle schedules and click here.  

    Posters will be available in every hotel lobby to provide additional transportation information. 
  • Baltimore hotels: Transportation by shuttle bus (Sunday 22 July) and train (Monday 23 - Friday 27 July) from Baltimore to the WCC are included in the room rates. Please note that it can take up to 1h45 to commute from Baltimore hotels to the WCC.

SuperShuttle and ExecuCar Transportation Services

Let SuperShuttle pick you up from Reagan Airport, Dulles Airport or BWI and take you to your hotel. The Washington DC airport shuttle is more convenient than DCA, IAD and BWI airport parking and more economical than a taxi or limo. SuperShuttle passengers share the ride with others going in their direction in one of our comfortable blue vans. Advanced reservations and pre-payment for your Washington DC airport ride take the time and hassle out of getting to and from the airport. Book your airport shuttle now!

ExecuCar offers private, luxury transportation with experienced professional drivers. ExecuCar has experience transporting foreign diplomats, celebrities and professional athletes. Whether you are traveling to or from the airport, attending a business meeting, need a ride to dinner or a night out in the city, ExecuCar will get you there safely, in style and comfort.

SuperShuttle and ExecuCar will be providing discount to all attendees of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012). Attendees will receive a $2 off each way or $5 off roundtrip off all SuperShuttle bookings, and a 10% discount off all ExecuCar bookings.


Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Washington, D.C. between July 19, 2012 – July 30, 2012. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

Please refer to Convention Fare Code X71K-951 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.

HITCH – The iPhone based car service

Order a car from your iPhone and don’t stand in line waiting for taxis! HITCH is a new eco-friendly, community-based transportation system. An iPhone app orders the car, and upon the destination shows what a normal taxi fare would be, passengers then donate (via credit card) any amount they would like to. Receipts are emailed. This quality incentive ensures excellent service. HITCH is looking forward to welcoming you to Washington DC! They service all DC airports (IAD, DCA, and BWI) as well as around town. From the Apple App Store, search for “HITCH”.

For more information, visit www.hitchrides.com


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