Getting to NCCWSL

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), is located in the northeast suburbs of Washington, D.C. We want you to know the easiest and fastest ways to get there, so here are a few tips to help with your travel.

There are three main ways to get to UMD: driving, flying, or taking the train.

If you’re driving, be sure to print out your directions ahead of time and keep an eye out for bad traffic — Interstate 95 is always busy during the summer months.

If you are traveling by air, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the closest airport to the University of Maryland. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is the second closest, and Dulles International Airport is the farthest. You can reach campus from the airport by taxi or by shuttle.

If you’re taking the train, you can travel to Union Station and from there take either the Metro or a taxi to campus. Check out the Washington, D.C.-area Metro map here.

Whatever type of transportation you choose, check out the handy instructions below for detailed advice on getting to UMD. Once you’ve found your way there, read up on the main locations you’ll be visiting during NCCWSL!

Arriving by Air

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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Baltimore/Washington International Airport

Dulles International Airport


Arriving by Train

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Metro from Washington, D.C.


Arriving by Car

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Driving Directions

Residential Parking

Commuter Parking

Travel Assistance

For recorded directions to the University of Maryland, College Park, call 301.314.6277. For personal assistance, call the Visitor Center at 301.314.7777 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Traffic conditions in the D.C. region are available by tuning your radio to 103.5 WTOP-FM.
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