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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 Exit Disclaimer (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
(800) 590-0000
Super Shuttle Exit Disclaimer (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

The Washington DC Metro-Rail system has a station on the NIH campus, called "Medical Center". Once out of the station, there are NIH campus shuttles, including a shuttle, called "Executive Plaza", which shuttles to 6130 Executive Blvd. The schedule can be accessed at NIH Shuttle Schedules. Please note that the shuttle arrival and departure times are somewhat variable so it is best to arrive at the stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled time. 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.

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 and click Patient Shuttles.

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.

If you choose to walk from the White Flint metro to Executive Blvd, it is approximately a 15 minute walk. The following link provides a 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, we will validate parking. There is a parking lot for Executive Blvd North and South Buildings. If you enter the Executive Plaza, the parking lots are on the right. To the left is a different lot and we cannot validate. You will enter the gate and take a visitor ticket. We will provide validation stickers at the meeting.

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Local Hotels

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

*American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Avenue
(301) 656-9300
[5.5 blocks from Bethesda Metro and 3 blocks from NIH Shuttle or Medical Center Metro]

*Hyatt Regency-Bethesda
1 Bethesda Metro Center
(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
[1.5 miles from Medical Center Metro]

Hilton Hotel (previously DoubleTree)
1750 Rockville Pike
(301) 468-1100 / (800) 222-8733
[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
(202) 362-9300
[At Friendship Heights Metro]

*Residence Inn by Marriott
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
(301) 656-1500 / (301) 718-0200
[1 block from Bethesda Metro]

*Clarion Hotel Bethesda Park
8400 Wisconsin Avenue
(301) 654-1000
[2 blocks from Medical Center Metro]

Holiday Inn-Chevy Chase
5520 Wisconsin Avenue
[2 blocks from Friendship Heights Metro]

*Doubletree (previously Holiday Inn)
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
(301) 652-2000
[5 blocks from Bethesda Metro or 3 blocks to take NIH Shuttle or Medical Center Metro]

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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