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Getting to the North Bethesda/Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland Area

The conference hotel is located within walking distance of the NRC Headquartersand the White Flint Metro subway station in North Bethesda (Montgomery County), Maryland.

Airport Information

Reagan National Airport is the only Washington, DC, area airport that has a Metro station. If you are traveling to the conference via Reagan National Airport, take the Metro train to the Metro Center station. Transfer to the Red Line and take the train directly to White Flint station (approximately 45 minutes). Directions from the White Flint Metro station to the Marriot Hotel and/or NRC Heaquarters are provided below.

Ground Transportation

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Directions by Public Transportation

By Amtrak

The most practical way for out-of-town visitors to reach the NRC by train is to travel by Amtrak into Union Station in downtown Washington, DC. Take the Metro to the White Flint Metro station. Amtrak can be reached at 1-800-USA-RAIL. You may also reach them at their Web site.

By Metro

From any Metro station, take the Red Line train to White Flint station. White Flint station is at the corner of Marinelli Road and Rockville Pike. Exit the station at the street level. The Marriott Hotel is located across Rockville Pike and is visible from the station entrance. Once at street level, turn right and take the stairs to the tunnel that goes under Rockville Pike. Follow the walk to the entrance of the hotel. NRC Headquarters is located across the street (Marinelli Road) from the entrance to White Flint station.

MetroRail routes and schedules can be obtained by calling Metro at 202-637-7000 or by visiting Metro's Web site . A Metro system map is also available for reference.

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Driving Directions

From Reagan National Airport

From the airport terminal, follow the Washington exit, onto the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GW Parkway).
Follow the GW Parkway (along the Potomac River) northwest for 12 miles.
Turn right at the Maryland exit onto Interstate 495 north.
Continue on Interstate 495 for 4 miles.
Bear left for the Interstate 270 exit.
Continue on Interstate 270 for 3/4 mile, to first exit (Democracy Blvd.).
Turn right onto Democracy Blvd. east, and continue for 3/4 mile.
Turn left onto Old Georgetown Road (MD 187 north).
Proceed 1.4 miles to Nicholson Lane, and turn right.
Turn left onto Executive Blvd.
Turn right onto Marinelli Road
Turn left into the Hotel entrance and parking lot.

From Dulles International Airport

From the airport terminal follow the Dulles Access Road toward Washington, DC.
Proceed for 14 miles to the Baltimore/Bethesda exit onto Interstate 495 north.
Continue on Interstate 495 for 7 miles.
Bear left for the Interstate 270 exit.
Continue on Interstate 270 for 3/4 mile to first exit (Democracy Blvd.).
Turn right onto Democracy Blvd. east, and continue for 3/4 mile.
Turn left onto Old Georgetown Road (MD 187 north).
Proceed 1.4 miles to Nicholson Lane, and turn right.
Turn left onto Executive Blvd.
Turn right onto Marinelli Road.
Turn left into the Hotel entrance and parking lot.

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport

From the airport terminal, follow the exit for Interstates 195 and 495 toward Washington, DC.
Follow Interstate 195 for 4.5 miles, and take the Washington exit onto Interstate 95 south.
Follow Interstate 95 for 21 miles; keep right to turn onto Interstate 495 toward Silver Spring.
Follow Interstate 495 for 8.5 miles.
Take the Rockville exit onto Rockville Pike (MD 355)--stay to the far left.
Follow Rockville Pike about 2 miles, and turn left onto Marinelli Road.
Turn right into the Hotel entrance and parking lot.

From Virginia and points south via the Washington Beltway

Follow Interstate 495 toward the west and north, across the Potomac River.
Three miles after you cross the river, bear left onto the Interstate 270 exit.
Continue on Interstate 270 for 3/4 mile to first exit (Democracy Boulevard).
Turn right onto Democracy Blvd East, and continue for 3/4 miles.
Turn left onto Old Georgetown Road (MD 187 north).
Proceed 1.4 miles to Nicholson Lane, and turn right.
Turn left onto Executive Blvd.
Turn right onto Marinelli Road.
Turn left into the Hotel entrance and parking lot.

From the east (Baltimore, Annapolis, southern Maryland) via the Washington Beltway

Follow Interstate 495 toward Silver Spring.
Take the Rockville exit onto Rockville Pike (MD 355)--stay left.
Follow Rockville Pike about 2 miles, and turn right onto Marinelli Road.
Turn left into the Hotel entrance and parking lot.

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Getting to Washington, DC

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Other Helpful Metropolitan DC Area Links

Rockville/North Bethesda

Washington, DC

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, November 13, 2013