Air & Ground Transportation

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

This airport may be the best choice for attendees traveling within the continental US. It does have more limited flight schedules than the two other airports and, as a result, fares can be higher. However, it is convenient due to the accessibility of the Metrorail system located inside Ronald Reagan National Airport, which can deliver travelers safely and cost-effectively to the White Flint Metro Stop located directly across the street from the Bethesda N Marriott Hotel & Conference Ctr. Distance to conference venue: 23 miles Estimated Metrorail service fee: $6.90 USD (one way) Estimated SuperShuttle: $33 USD (one way) Estimated taxi fare: $55 USD (one way) This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

International attendees traveling from outside of the continental US may find that using Washington Dulles Int’l Airport is a better fit for their air travel needs as it provides for customs facilities and caters more to the international traveler. Travelers can take a bus from the airport to the Wiehle Metrostop on the Silver Line for travel by Metrorail. Distance to conference venue: 25 miles Estimated bus/Metrorail service fee: $8.60 USD (one way) Estimated SuperShuttle: $30 USD (one way) Estimated taxi fare: $60 USD (one way) This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

While Baltimore/Washington Int’l is an international airport, its location is the furthest from the Bethesda N Marriott Hotel & Conference Ctr, which may make travel by taxi time consuming and more expensive. Distance to conference venue: 36 miles Estimated bus/Metrorail service fee: $7.00 USD (one way) Estimated SuperShuttle: $42 USD (one way) Estimated taxi fare: $70 USD (one way) This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Ground Transportation Public Transportation

Public Transportation options (bus and/or subway service) vary from each airport. Attendees flying into DCA, IAD or BWI may take advantage of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) services. Information on specific routes, times, and fares, which vary according to time and date of travel, can be obtained on the Washington Metro Transit Authority website (http://wmata.com). The hotel is across the street from the White Flint (Red Line) Metro Station.

Transportation from DCA: Estimated Travel Time: Subway – 50 minutes. An elevated Metrorail station is connected to the concourse level of Terminals B and C at Reagan National Airport. Use either of two enclosed pedestrian bridges on the concourse level which connect directly to the station. From the station, take the Blue Line Metro towards Largo Station, exit at the Metro Center Station. Transfer to the Red Line Metro towards Shady Grove. Exit at the White Flint Station.

Transportation from IAD: Estimated Travel Time: Bus – 15 minutes. Subway – 75 minutes. Catch the Silver Line Express (Bus Timetable: http://www.flydulles.com/iad/silver-line-express-bus-metrorail-station) from IAD Airport to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. Purchase a ticket at the Washington Flyer Coach ticket counter located at Arrivals Door #4 in the Main Terminal, travelers will also board the Coach from this location. The buses depart approximately every 30 minutes. Take the Bus to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station (Silver Line). Board the Silver Line Metro, heading towards Largo Station, and exit at Metro Center stop. Transfer to the Red Line Metro heading towards Shady Grove. Get off at White Flint Station. Transportation from BWI: Estimated Travel Time: Bus – 35 minutes. Subway – 1 hour Catch the BWI Express Bus (Bus Timetable: https://www.wmata.com/bus/timetables/md/b30.pdf?n) from BWI Marshall Airport to the Greenbelt Metro Station. There are two WMATA Bus Stops; one is located on the lower level of the International Concourse and the other is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B. Bus number B30 will pick you up outside at the bus shelter; bus fare is $7. Follow the signs that say "Public Transit." The buses depart approximately every 40 minutes. Take the Bus to the Greenbelt Metro Station (Green Line). Board the Green Line Metro, towards Branch Avenue, and get off at Fort Totten stop. Transfer to the Red Line Metro, towards Shady Grove, and get off at White Flint Station.

Taxi: Taxi or Uber services are available from area airports. Time of day, route taken, day of week and traffic can dramatically influence the fare.

SuperShuttle: Tickets may be purchased as you board, but advance reservations are recommended. To book your shuttle service, please contact SuperShuttle by visiting their website (www.supershuttle.com). Meeting attendees wishing to travel by train can access the Metrorail Red Line from Washington’s Union Station to the White Flint Metro Stop located directly across from the Bethesda N Marriott Hotel & Conference Ctr. Attendees arriving to the area by car should plan for significant traffic congestion on the Beltway (either direction) during morning and evening commutes.