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Travel by Automobile
Travel by Train (Metrorail/MARC/Amtrak)
Travel by Plane


Travel by Automobile

From Baltimore and Points North
  • Take I-95 South to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495).
  • Take Exit 27 and then follow signs to Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park).
  • Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1.
  • Turn right into Visitor Center parking area.

From Virginia and Points South
  • Take I-95 North to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495).
  • Continue North on I-95/I-495 toward Baltimore.
  • Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park).
  • Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1.
  • Turn right into Visitor Center parking area.

From Virginia and Points West
  • Take I-66 East or I-270 South to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495).
  • Go East on I-495 toward Baltimore/Silver Spring.
  • Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park).
  • Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1.
  • Turn right into Visitor Center parking area.

From Annapolis and Points East
  • Take U.S. 50 to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495).
  • Go North on I-95/I-495 toward Baltimore.
  • Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park).
  • Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1.
  • Turn right into Visitor Center parking area.

From Washington, D.C. (Northwest/Southwest)
  • Take 16th St. North which becomes Georgia Ave. North at Maryland/D.C. line.
  • Go East on I-495 toward Baltimore.
  • Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park).
  • Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1.
  • Turn right into Visitor Center parking area.

From Washington, D.C. (Northeast/Southeast)
  • Take Rhode Island Ave. (U.S. 1 North) which becomes Baltimore Ave. North at Maryland/D.C. line.
  • Proceed through the city of College Park.
  • Turn left at Rossborough Lane into Visitor Center parking area.


Travel by Train (Metrorail, MARC, Amtrak)

Metrorail from Washington, D.C.
  • 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.
  • Or 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.
  • Get off the Shuttle-UM at the "M" (or second) stop for Undergraduate Admissions. Cross street and walk south toward Mitchell Buliding.

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 Metrorail station.
  • Get off the Shuttle-UM at the "M" (or second) stop for Undergraduate Admissions. Cross street and walk south toward Mitchell Building.

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 Metrorail station.
  • Get off the Shuttle-UM at the "M" (or second) stop for Undergraduate Admissions. Cross street and walk south toward Mitchell Buliding.

Amtrak
  • To Washington, D.C. (Union Station): Transfer to Metrorail system. Follow directions above.
  • To New Carrollton, MD: Transfer to Metrorail system, taking the Orange Line to the Green Line, and following directions above.


Travel by Plane

The University of Maryland is served by three major airports - Reagan Washington National (DCA), Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), and Washington Dulles (IAD). Following are suggestions for travel to campus from these airport locations.

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 Travel by Train.
  • Super Shuttle is also a convenient option.
  • Taxi service from the airport to campus will cost approximately $40.00.

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.
  • Super Shuttle is also a convenient option.
  • Taxi service from the airport to campus will cost approximately $35.00.

Washington Dulles International (IAD)
  • Located near Herndon, Virginia, this airport is about 35 miles southwest of College Park. Driving time is approximately one hour.
  • Bus service is available to take you to the West Falls Church Metrorail station where you will take the Orange Line (toward New Carrollton), transferring to the Green Line (toward Greenbelt), and get off at College Park/U of MD station. Follow remaining directions above under Travel by Train.
  • Super Shuttle is also a convenient option.
  • Taxi service from the airport to campus will cost approximately $55.00.



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