Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine
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 system has a station (Medical Center) on the NIH campus.
Getting to D.C.
The Washington, DC area is served by three major airports:
Ronald Reagan Washington National
Washington Dulles International
Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International
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 Shuttle: 1-800-258-3826
The Airport Shuttle, Inc: 1-800-776-0323
Union Station serves the Washington, D.C. area. It is approximately 45 minutes to Bethesda-area hotels and the NIH campus from the station.
From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: 21 miles to NIH; fare is approximately $40
From Washington Dulles International Airport: 28 miles to NIH; fare is approximately $50
From Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport: 35 miles to NIH; fare approximately $70
Hotels in Walking Distance
American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-9300 | Tollfree: 800-323-7081
Bethesda Court Hotel
7740 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-2100 | Tollfree: 800-874-0050
Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-653-2000 | Tollfree: 800-955-7359
Hotel with Shuttle Service
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 Hotel (3 stops away)
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
301-468-1100 | Tollfree: 800-445-8664
Hyatt Regency Bethesda (1 stop away)
One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-657-1234 | Tollfree: 800-233-1234
The Legacy Hotel (3 stops away)
1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Bethesda North (2 stops away)
5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852
301-822-9200 | Tollfree: 800-859-8003
Residence Inn Bethesda (1 stop away)
7335 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-718-0200 | Tollfree: 800-331-3131
Last Updated January 2012