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Hotel and Transportation Information


Washington DC area has three airports:

  • Reagan National
    approximately 30 minute drive from Bethesda/Rockville*
    has its own Metro stop on the blue and yellow lines in Virginia

    NOTE: This airport may be the closest and easiest option if not renting a car or do not want to pay for an airport cab/shuttle.
  • Dulles International
    approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour car ride outside DC/MD*
    5A Metrobus connects to Rosslyn Metro station on orange line in Virginia
  • Baltimore Washington International (BWI)
    approximately 1 hour car ride from Bethesda/Rockville*
    has an Amtrak station which connects to Metro at New Carrollton station on the orange line in Maryland and Union Station in DC
    B30 Metrobus connects to Greenbelt Metro station in Maryland

    *Estimated drive times do not include any delays due to rush hour traffic and/or accidents.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Subway and Buses)
Least expensive (approximately $5). Can enter travel locations in Trip Planner feature to identify appropriate trains and buses to get to your destination. A map of the Metro subway system is available at Exit Disclaimer.

Shuttle Service Provider
(Require 24 hours advance notice)
Contact Number
Maryland Shuttle (301) 881-8800

Super Shuttle
(800) 258-3826

Cabs or Limousine Service
Contact Number
Barwood Cab (301) 984-1900
Action Cab (301) 840-1222
Montgomery Taxi (301) 926-9300

Airport Service Approximate Cost
Reagan National $40-45
Dulles Airport $40-45
BWI $50-55

Public Transportation: Hotel / NIH Main Campus and NCI at 6130 Executive Boulevard, Rockville

Getting to NIH Main Campus

The Washington DC Metro-Rail system has a station to the NIH main campus, called "Medical Center".

The practicum meetings are NOT located on the NIH campus, except for part of the day Tuesday and Thursday. The primary meeting location is at 6130 Executive Bldv, Rockville, also known as Executive Plaza. You can get to Executive Plaza from the main NIH campus (see below, getting to NCI at 6130 Executive Boulevard, Executive Plaza).

There is a NIH hotel shuttle to local hotels for patients. It seats 12 passengers and will take those going to NIH with patients given first priority. The schedule can be accessed at

Some hotels offer their own transportation within a 2-3 mile radius. Please inquire about shuttle/car services at each individual hotel. Many hotels, such as those in downtown Bethesda, are also within walking distance to metro stations.

Getting to NCI at 6130 Executive Boulevard (Executive Plaza)

To get from NIH main campus to Executive Plaza: Main campus NIH shuttle marked “Executive Plaza,” which runs from the NIH main campus to Executive Plaza. Shuttles are located in front on the Medical Center metro station on main NIH campus/main NIH campus entrance.
NIH shuttle schedules can be accessed at NIH Shuttle Schedules. The Executive Plaza Shuttle stops at three buildings before reaching 6130 Executive Blvd. It takes approximately 30 minutes for the NIH Shuttle to reach 6130 Executive Blvd after leaving the main NIH campus.

The closest metro station to Executive Plaza is White Flint. It is approximately a 15 minute walk. View map and directions Exit Disclaimer.

6130 Executive Blvd will be the sixth building on the left side of Executive Blvd after crossing Old Georgetown Rd.

If you are driving, there is parking at Executive Plaza, and parking is validated. When entering Executive Plaza, the parking lot for 6130 Executive Blvd is on the right. To the left is a separate lot and parking cannot be validated for that lot. You will enter the gate and take a visitor ticket. Validation stickers will be provided at the meeting.

Local Hotels

The following is a partial list of hotels. More hotels may be available – the address is 6130 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852.

  • American Inn of Bethesda
    8130 Wisconsin Avenue
    (301) 656-9300
    (866) 785-1812
    [5.5 blocks from Bethesda Metro and 3 blocks from NIH Shuttle or Medical Center Metro]
  • Hyatt Regency-Bethesda
    1 Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave)
    (301) 657-1234
    [At Bethesda Metro]
  • Bethesda Court Hotel
    7740 Wisconsin Avenue
    (301) 656-2100
    [1.5 blocks from Bethesda Metro]
  • Marriott-Pooks Hill
    5151 Pooks Hill Road
    (301) 897-9400
    (800) 228-9290
    [1.5 miles from Medical Center Metro]
  • Hilton Hotel
    1750 Rockville Pike
    (240) 292-1482
    [Across street from Twinbrook Metro;
    Located ~ 0.85 mi from Executive Blvd]
  • Bethesda North Marriott
    5701 Marinelli Road
    (301) 822-9200
    (800) 859-8003
    [0.35 mi from Executive Blvd]
  • Embassy Suites-Chevy Chase
    4300 Military Road NW
    Washington, DC
    (202) 362-9300
    [At Friendship Heights Metro]
  • Residence Inn Bethesda Hotel
    7335 Wisconsin Avenue
    (301) 718-0200
    [1 block from Bethesda Metro]
  • Clarion Hotel Bethesda Park
    8400 Wisconsin Avenue
    Bethesda, MD
    (301) 654-1000
    [2 blocks from Medical Center Metro]
  • Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase
    5520 Wisconsin Avenue
    Chevy Chase, MD
    (301) 656-1500
    [2 blocks from Friendship Heights Metro]
  • Doubletree
    8120 Wisconsin Avenue
    Bethesda, MD
    (301) 652-2000
    [5 blocks from Bethesda Metro or 3 blocks to take NIH Shuttle or Medical Center Metro]
  • The Legacy Hotel
    1775 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD
    (800) 276-7415
  • Ramada Inn-Rockville
    1775 Rockville Pike
    (301) 881-2300
    (800) 255-1775
    [Across street from Twinbrook Metro]
    *NIH patient hotel shuttle may be available (verify with hotel) – subject to availability.

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