Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Baltimore-Washington International Airport is 25 miles from campus. MARC trains (800-325-7245) and airport shuttles are available for the trip from the airport to the campus. Washington National Airport is 15 miles from campus. Metrorail trains (202-637-7000) are available for the trip from the airport to the campus. Amtrak and Greyhound are available to Washington, D.C. Switch to Metrorail at Union Station and take it to College Park. University shuttle buses (301-314-2255) provide transportation from the College Park MARC and Metrorail stations to campus.
Driving Instructions to Campus
From Baltimore and the north, take I-95 S. to the Capital Beltway (I-495 around Washington, DC); follow signs to College Park. At Exit 25, take U.S. 1 S. for approximately 2 miles, then turn right into campus at the Visitor's Center. From the west, follow the preceding directions from the Capital Beltway (I-495). From the east, take U.S. 50 W. to the Capital Beltway (I-495); head north on I-495 to College Park. At Exit 25, take U.S. 1 S. for 2 miles and turn right into campus. From Washington, DC, take New Hampshire Ave. (U.S. 29) or Riggs Road (N. Capitol St. in DC, Maryland Rte. 212) north to the East-West Highway (Maryland Rte. 410); turn right onto Rte. 410 and proceed to U.S. 1 and turn left on it. Continue on U.S. 1 to the campus, turning left at the Visitor's Center.
Nearby: The Center of Adult Education (301-985-7300), a conference center on campus, has moderately priced rooms. The Quality Inn (7200 Baltimore Ave.; 301-864-5829) is half a mile away. Slightly less expensive is Econo Lodge (9113 Baltimore Blvd.; 301-345-4900), 1 mile away. Your rock-bottom budget choice is Comfort Inn (9020 Baltimore Blvd.; 301-441-8110), a mile and a half away. For a more upscale chain motel, try the Holiday Inn (10000 Baltimore Blvd.; 301-345-6700), or Courtyard by Marriott (8330 Corporate Dr., Landover; 301-577-3373). There is an even fancier Marriott, the Marriott Greenbelt (6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt; 301-441-3700), 15 minutes away. Two bed-and-breakfast referral agencies with listings in the area are The Traveller in Maryland (410-269-6232), and Amanda's BandB Reservation Service (410-225-0001).