|The Natcher Building
is located on Center Drive and is a 5-minute walk from the Medical
Center Station on the Red Line.
Due to very limited visitor parking, you are strongly encouraged to
take a taxi or public transportation to the NIH campus.
below has been gathered from other web resources. You should check
with the transportation operators directly for updated information
and pricing. We cannot validate this information as accurate, and
offer it only anecdotally.
General Driving Directions to NIH
From the North: Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Silver Spring). Take
Exit 34, Wisconsin Avenue South. Proceed on Wisconsin Avenue for
approximately 1.5 miles to South Drive, the main entrance to the
NIH campus. Security will direct you to visitor parking and the
Natcher Conference Center.
From the South:
Take I-95 North to I-495 toward Bethesda/Rockville. Take Exit 34,
Wisconsin Avenue South. Proceed on Wisconsin Avenue for approximately
1.5 miles to South Drive, the main entrance to the NIH campus. Security
will direct you to visitor parking and the Natcher Conference Center.
Take the Red
Line and exit at the Medical Center Station. At the top of the escalators,
take the stairs or ramp to your left and follow the walkway to the
Natcher Building http://consensus.nih.gov/about/metro.htm. The
subway is available from Reagan National Airport and Union Station.
Reagan National Airport - From airport Terminals B and C, take
the pedestrian bridge to the metrorail's Reagan National Airport
Station located on the Yellow and Blue Line. Take a Yellow Line
train to Gallery Place or take a Blue Line train to Metro Center
and transfer to the Red Line. On the Red Line, take a train toward
Shady Grove or Grosvenor to the Medical Center Station.
Station - Union Station is located on the Red Line. Take a
train toward Shady Grove or Grosvenor to the Medical Center Station.
The Washington, DC area is served by three major airports; Ronald
Reagan National , Washington-Dulles
International , and Baltimore-Washington International
. Travel time from all three airports to the Bethesda-area hotels
and the NIH campus is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
serves the Washington, DC area. It is approximately 45 minutes to
Bethesda-area hotels and the NIH campus from the station.
In most cases,
airport shuttles will cost less than a taxi. Several shuttle services,
including the 3 listed below, operate to and from the local airports.
You can visit the websites or call the 800 number before traveling
to make necessary arrangements. When making reservations, please be
prepared with the following information:
From Ronald Reagan National Airport: 12 miles from NIH; one way
fare is approximately $40.
From Dulles International Airport: 26 miles from NIH; one-way fare
is approximately $50.
From Baltimore-Washington Airport: 34 miles from NIH; one-way fare
is approximately $70.
Airport Shuttle to NIH or Hotel
• the airport
where you will arrive
• the airline, flight number, and time of arrival