Air & Ground Transportation

There are three major airports in the DC Area (DCA, IAD and BWI) for which details are listed below. In regard to public transportation, options (bus and/or Metrorail service) vary from each airport. Attendees flying into any of the three airports 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 WMATA website (http://wmata.com). Sample routes are outlined below; however, it is recommended travelers check the WMATA website for any schedule and/or route changes. Note: The hotel is across the street from the White Flint (Red Line) Metrorail Station. The hotel does not provide shuttle service. 

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Distance to meeting venue: 23 miles

Estimated travel time via Metrorail: 50 minutes

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 the Airport, which can deliver travelers safely and cost-effectively to the White Flint (Red Line) Metrorail Stop located directly across the street from the Bethesda N Marriott Hotel & Conf Ctr.

Metrorail Instructions: 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 Metrorail towards Largo Station, exit at the Metro Center Station. Transfer to the Red Line Metrorail towards Shady Grove. Exit at the White Flint Station, which is located directly across the street from the Bethesda N Marriott Hotel & Conf Ctr.

Estimated Metrorail fare: $6.90USD (one way)

Estimated Super Shuttle fare:
$33USD (one way)

Estimated taxi fare:
$55USD (one way)


Washington Dulles Int’l Airport (IAD)

Distance to meeting venue: 25 miles

Estimated Travel Time via Bus/Metrorail Combo: 1 ½ - 2 hours

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.

Bus/Metrorail Combo Instructions: Purchase tickets at the counter located inside Arrival Door 4 in the Terminal, on the Baggage Claim Level. Cash or credit card only; SmartTrip® Cards are NOT accepted. Non-stop, frequent bus service is available every 15 minutes during peak times and 20 minutes during off-peak times. Depart from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door. Board Bus # 5A towards L’Enfant Plaza Station and exit N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C. Take the Blue Line Metrorail towards Largo Town Ctr and exit at Metro Center Station. Take the Red Line Metrorail towards Shady Grove and exit at White Flint Metrorail Station, which is located across the street from the Bethesda N Marriott Hotel & Conf Ctr.

Estimated Bus/Metrorail fare:
$13USD (one way)

Estimated Super Shuttle fare:
$30USD (one way)

Estimated taxi fare:
$60USD (one way)


Baltimore/Washington Int’l Airport (BWI)

Distance to meeting venue: 36 miles

Estimated Travel Time via Bus/Metrorail Combo: 1 ¼ - 2 hours

While Baltimore/Washington Int’l is an international airport, its location is the furthest from the Bethesda N Marriott Hotel & Conf Ctr, which may make travel by taxi time consuming and more expensive.

Bus/Metrorail Combo Instruction: Catch the BWI Express from BWI Marshall Airport. There are two WMATA Bus Stops. One is located on the lower level of the International Concourse and the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B. The B30 will pick you up outside at the bus shelter. Follow the signs that say "Public Transit." Exit at the Greenbelt Station/Bus Bay D and walk 0.1 miles to the Greenbelt Metrorail Station. Board the Green Line Metrorail towards Branch Ave and exit at Fort Totten Metrorail Station. Board the Red Line Metrorail towards Shady Grove and exit at White Flint Metrorail Station. The Bethesda N Marriott & Conf Ctr is directly across from the White Flint Metrorail Station. Note: Only Cash & SmartTrip® are accepted on buses.

Estimated Bus/Metrorail fare:
$13USD (one way)

Estimated Super Shuttle fare:
$42USD (one way)

Estimated taxi fare:
$75USD (one way)