Transportation Information


The hotel is approximately 45 minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Union Station and 45 to 60 minutes from Dulles International Airport. Travel time is dependent upon traffic. The cost for a taxi is approximately $60 US from all locations.


The Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown Hotel is accessible by Metro from Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Union Station via the Bethesda Metro Station, which is on the Red Line. Please visit the Metro Web site at to access a map of the metro rail system.

Driving Directions to the Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown Hotel

Directions to the hotel can be found on the hotel's Web site at

Hotel Parking

$20 daily with in/out privileges



A shuttle will be provided to transport participants staying at the Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown to the NIH Campus Building 31A on Friday morning. The pick-up time will be sent closer to the meeting date.

NOTE: A government-issued photo ID or NIH badge is required to gain access to the NIH Campus.

Taxicabs will also be available following the meeting to transport attendees back to the hotel or to the airport. To secure a taxi following the meeting, please sign up at the meeting's registration desk.


All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center. You will be asked to submit to a vehicle or personal inspection.

The NIH Gateway Center is located adjacent to the Medical Center Metro Station at the South Drive entrance to campus from Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355). It combines visitor parking, non-commercial vehicle inspection, and visitor ID processing all in one location.

For visitors arriving in vehicles, the Gateway Vehicle Inspection Station (Building 66A), provides multiple inspection lanes and allows visitors to go through inspection and get a visitor badge. Vehicles enter the Gateway Center complex through a new roadway, "NIH Gateway Drive," just south of the intersection of the previous visitor entrance at South Drive and Rockville Pike. Vehicles that choose to bypass parking in MLP-11 will go through inspection and enter campus at Center Drive near the National Library of Medicine. (See Gateway Map:

When driving to NIH, plan some extra time to get through the security checkpoints at the visitor entrances to campus.

Parking: Parking is at the NIH Gateway Center. Shuttle services are provided throughout the day on the NIH Campus for employees, patients, and visitors.

NIH Shuttle Route and Times:

Please pay special attention to parking signs. Illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed by the NIH police.


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