Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine


Visiting NIH

The Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) is located on the main campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH, like all Federal government facilities, has security measures in place to ensure the safety of all employees, patients and visitors.

All visitors must go through a security screening, so please allow extra time to get on campus. You will need to show valid government-issued photo identification (i.e. driver's license, passport, or other government agency ID). Read complete details regarding the NIH security screening process.

Because visitor parking is severely limited, you are encouraged to take public transportation. The Metrorail subway systemexternal link has a station (Medical Centerexternal link) on the NIH campus.

Getting to D.C.

By Air

The Washington, DC area is served by three major airports:

Ronald Reagan Washington Nationalexternal link
Washington Dulles Internationalexternal link
Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Internationalexternal link

Travel time from all three airports to the Bethesda-area hotels and the NIH campus is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Airport Shuttle to NIH or Hotel

In most cases, airport shuttles will cost less than a taxi. Several shuttle services, including the three listed below, operate to and from the local airports. You may visit the websites or call the 800 number prior to travel to make necessary arrangements.

Super Shuttleexternal link: 1-800-258-3826
The Airport Shuttle, Incexternal link: 1-800-776-0323

By Train

Union Stationexternal link serves the Washington, D.C. area. It is approximately 45 minutes to Bethesda-area hotels and the NIH campus from the station.

By Taxi

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airportexternal link: 21 miles to NIH; fare is approximately $40

From Washington Dulles International Airportexternal link: 28 miles to NIH; fare is approximately $50

From Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airportexternal link: 35 miles to NIH; fare approximately $70


Hotels in Walking Distance

American Inn of Bethesdaexternal link
8130 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-9300   |   Tollfree: 800-323-7081

Bethesda Court Hotelexternal link
7740 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-2100   |   Tollfree: 800-874-0050

Doubletree Hotel Bethesdaexternal link
8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-653-2000   |   Tollfree: 800-955-7359

Hotel with Shuttle Service

Bethesda Marriottexternal link
5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-897-9400   |   Tollfree: 800-228-9290

Hotels with Metro Service to NIH

Hilton Washington D.C./Rockville Hotelexternal link (3 stops away)
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
301-468-1100   |   Tollfree: 800-445-8664

Hyatt Regency Bethesdaexternal link (1 stop away)
One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-657-1234   |   Tollfree: 800-233-1234

The Legacy Hotelexternal link (3 stops away)
1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

Bethesda Northexternal link (2 stops away)
5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852
301-822-9200   |   Tollfree: 800-859-8003

Residence Inn Bethesdaexternal link (1 stop away)
7335 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-718-0200   |   Tollfree: 800-331-3131

Last Updated January 2012

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