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Air Travel

The University of Maryland is served by three major airports:  Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), Reagan Washington National (DCA), and Washington Dulles (IAD) with BWI being the most convenient for getting to campus.

Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)

Located just outside Baltimore, this airport is approximately 25 miles north of College Park. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes.

MARC Train service is available from the BWI Rail Station to College Park.

Metrorail bus service is available from BWI airport. Take the B30 bus from outside the airport to Greenbelt Metro station. Then either take the C2 Metro bus to UMD campus, or enter the Metro station and take the Green line 1 stop to the College Park Metro station. To get from the College Park Metro station to campus, follow remaining directions above under Directions by Train.

Super Shuttle is also a convenient option.

Taxi service from the airport to campus will cost approximately $45.00.

Reagan Washington National (DCA)

Located in Arlington, Virginia, this airport is located about 15 miles south of College Park. Travel can be slow through downtown Washington, D.C. during rush hours; approximate driving time is 40 minutes.

You can take the Metrorail from the airport. Take the Yellow Line (toward Mt. Vernon Square), transferring to the Green Line (toward Greenbelt), and get off at College Park/U of MD station. Follow remaining directions above under Directions by Train.

Super Shuttle is also a convenient option.

Taxi service from the airport to campus will cost approximately $50.00.

Washington Dulles International (IAD)

Located near Herndon, Virginia, this airport is about 35 miles southwest of College Park. Driving time is approximately one hour.

The 5A Metro bus will take you from Dulles airport to L’Enfant Plaza Metro station. From there you will take the Green Line (toward Greenbelt), to College Park/U of MD station. Follow remaining directions above under Directions by Train to get from the College Park Metro station to campus.

Super Shuttle is also a convenient option.

Taxi service from the airport to campus will cost approximately $60.00.

Rail Travel

The University of Maryland is accessible by Metrorail, MARC, and Amtrak.

Metrorail from Washington, D.C.

From Red Line: Take the Red Line train (toward Glenmont). Transfer at the Fort Totten station to the Green Line train (toward Greenbelt). Get off at the College Park/U of MD station.
From Green Line: Take the Green Line train (toward Greenbelt); get off at the College Park/U of MD station.

The university’s Shuttle-UM buses pick up university-bound passengers on the east side of the station. (The university has multiple shuttle bus routes, but this is the only one that leaves from the College Park Metro station. For a schedule, refer to the 104 College Park Metro shuttle schedule posted on the Shuttle-UM website.) Get off the Shuttle-UM at the M(the first campus stop). Walk west along Campus Drive (up the hill, going straight at the M traffic circle) and the Hornbake building will be the second building on your right just past the M.

MARC from Baltimore (Inner Harbor)

Take the Camden Line train (toward Washington, D.C.); get off at the College Park station.

The university’s Shuttle-UM buses pick up university-bound passengers on the east side of the station. (The university has multiple shuttle bus routes, but this is the only one that leaves from the College Park Metro station. For a schedule, refer to the 104 College Park Metro shuttle schedule posted on the Shuttle-UM website.) Get off the Shuttle-UM at the M(the first campus stop). Walk west along Campus Drive (up the hill, going straight at the M traffic circle) and the Hornbake building will be the second building on your right just past the M.

MARC from Baltimore (Penn Station/West Baltimore/BWI Airport)

Take the Penn Line train (toward Washington, D.C.); get off at Union Station.
Transfer to the Metrorail system.
Take the Red Line train (toward Glenmont); transfer at the Fort Totten station to the Green Line train (toward Greenbelt); get off at the College Park/U of MD station.

The university’s Shuttle-UM buses pick up university-bound passengers on the east side of the station. (The university has multiple shuttle bus routes, but this is the only one that leaves from the College Park Metro station. For a schedule, refer to the 104 College Park Metro shuttle schedule posted on the Shuttle-UM website.) Get off the Shuttle-UM at the M(the first campus stop). Walk west along Campus Drive (up the hill, going straight at the M traffic circle) and the Hornbake building will be the second building on your right just past the M.

Amtrak

To Washington, D.C. (Union Station):
Transfer to Metrorail system. Follow directions above for Metrorail from Washington, D.C.

Or

To New Carrollton, MD (This station is physically closer to the university than Union Station is, if you want to take a taxi. It will take twice as long, however, to take the Metro from New Carrollton to College Park, than it would from Union Station .):
Transfer to Metrorail system, taking the Orange Line towards Vienna Fairfax-GMU. Transfer at L’Enfant Plaza Metro Statoin to the Green Line (towards Greenbelt). Exit the Metrorail system at College Park, and following directions above to take the UM-Shuttle to UMD campus. (Alternatively, you can take the bus from the New Carrolton Metro Station to the College Park Metro station by exiting the turn styles at New Carrolton Metro Station, following signs for the bus bay, taking the Metro F6 Bus towards Fort Totten Station, and getting off at the College Park UMD Station and Bus Bay.)

Hotel Recommendations

The following hotels are recommended by HCIL members:

The Inn and Conference Center

University of Maryland University College
Marriott Conference Centers
3501 University Blvd.
Adelphi, MD  20783
(301) 985-7303

Marriott

6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD  20770
(301) 441-3700

Hampton Inn, College Park

670 Baltimore Avenue,
College Park, Maryland,
United States 20740
(301) 345-2200

Courtyard by Marriott

6301 Golden Triangle Dr.
Greenbelt, MD 20740
(301) 441-3311

Quality Inn, University of Maryland

7200 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 864-5820

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

9020 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD, 20740
(301) 441-8110