The Cathedral is located at the intersection of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues in northwest Washington, D.C.

Directions Via Metrorail and Metrobus

Since parking at the Cathedral is extremely limited, please consider riding Metro; be sure to get a bus transfer when you enter the station.

From Tenleytown:

  • Take the Metro Red Line to the Tenleytown/AU station.
  • Exit on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue.
  • Take any "30" series bus (#30, #32, #34 or #36) going south on Wisconsin Avenue.
  • Ride approximately one and one-half miles south on Wisconsin Avenue to the Cathedral. (This is a downhill walk, if you prefer to walk.)

From Dupont Circle:

  • Take the the N2, N3, N4, or N6 bus until you reach the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues.
  • Walk north on Wisconsin one-half block to the Cathedral.From Woodley Park
  • Take a 90 or 92 bus toward McLean Gardens.
  • Get off the bus at the corner of Woodley and Wisconsin Avenues.
  • The Cathedral is on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue.

For more information on public transportation, call Metro Information at (202) 637-7000 (TDD: (202) 638-3780) or check

Directions Via Car

From downtown Washington:

  • Take Massachusetts Avenue north to Wisconsin Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Wisconsin Avenue.
  • The Cathedral is on your immediate right.

From Maryland and the north:

  • Take I-95 to I-495 west, the Capital Beltway.
  • Exit south on Wisconsin Avenue.
  • The Cathedral is approximately 6 1/2 miles on your left.

From Virginia and the south:

  • Take I-495 over the American Legion Bridge into Maryland and take the Wisconsin Avenue/Bethesda exit.
  • The Cathedral is approximately 6 1/2 miles on your left.


  • Take the Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial, bearing right onto Rock Creek Parkway. (note: Rock Creek Parkway is one way south bound during morning rush hour; buses cannot exit on Massachusetts Avenue).
  • Follow Parkway to Massachusetts Avenue, turning left onto Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Then follow directions "From Downtown" as above.
ImagePECF - Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues, NW - Washington DC 20016-5098