SIAM International Conference on Data  Mining, April 11-13, 2002, Hyatt Regency, Crystal City at Ronald Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA


Transportation Information

By Air | Ground Transportation | By Train | Rental Cars

By Air

SIAM has selected Travel Leaders to assist attendees in making travel arrangements. To book your reservations through Travel Leaders, contact Amy Hueber at 215-643-6585. Be sure to mention you are attending the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. Travel Leaders will issue your ticket and mail it to you. Travel Leaders’ office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM- 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. Because of the expense ($20.00) for this service, you may wish to go to the web directly and purchase your own tickets to Arlington.

No matter how you choose to book your flight reservations, please be advised that SIAM has enrolled in the US Airways Corporate Dividends Program. The SIAM US Airways membership number is CDN125335. This program will ensure that you receive the best airfare possible at the time of booking.

Ground Transportation

Public Transportation from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

The Hyatt Regency Crystal City provides complimentary shuttle service to and from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The shuttle runs every thirty minutes and no reservations are necessary. After arriving at the airport, contact Hyatt Regency by using the courtesy phones in the baggage claim area on the lower level. They will ask for your name and the number of people in your party.

Public Transportation from Washington Dulles International Airport

The Hyatt Regency does not provide a shuttle from Washington Dulles International. However, Dulles does have Washington Flyer Taxis available 24 hours a day. These taxis are located on the east and west ramps of the lower level of the Main Terminal. The cabs accept credit cards including VISA, Discover, American Express, MasterCard, and Diners Club.

Buses are also available for travelers. Every 30 minutes, a transfer bus runs to the West Falls Church Orange Line Metro Station for those who wish to take the Metro instead of a taxi. For fare information and schedules, go to

By Train

Amtrak has a rail station in Washington, DC at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. To make train reservations through Amtrak, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or go to Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel. If you prefer to travel by Metro, a Metro station is also located in Union Station. Visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority at for more Metro information. You can also contact Travel Leaders for train tickets. See information above regarding how to reach Travel Leaders.

Rental Cars

Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make your arrangements when you arrive at the airport or you can make them through Travel Leaders or your own travel agent. Travel Leaders can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight reservations. See information above regarding how to reach Travel Leaders.

Driving Directions

If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. However, here are some suggested routes to reach the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (1 mile): Follow signs to Rt. 1 North. Take first right (South 23rd St.), and immediate right onto service road. Go three blocks. Hotel is on left.

From Washington Dulles International Airport (30 miles): Take I-66 East to Exit 75 (Rt. 110 South/turns into Rt. 1 South). Proceed on Rt. 1 to 4th light (27th Street). Turn left onto 27th Street. Hotel is on left.

From Downtown Washington: Take 395 South over the 14th Street Bridge. You will see signs for Route 1, take the US-1 S exit, exit number 9B, on the extreme left towards Pentagon/Crystal City/Alexandra. Crystal City Road turns into Jefferson Davis Parkway. Make left at 27th Street. Hotel is on left.

From Baltimore and I-95 South: Take I-95 over Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Virginia. Exit 1, first exit off bridge, is a three part exit. Take middle exit, Route 1 North, and travel approximately 5 miles North. Turn right onto 27th Street. Hotel is on left.

From Maryland and I-270 North: Take I-495 South across American Legion Bridge into Virginia. Exit onto George Washington Parkway, and travel about 10 miles south. Exit at National Airport, stay in right lane and follow signs to Crystal City Route 1 South. Take Route 1 South exit. Turn left at first light (27th Street). Hotel is on left.

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