Travel Information

Walking

NSC is less than a mile away from the Bethesda North Marriott. If you would like to walk to the meeting location with some of your colleagues, please plan to meet in the hotel lobby for a 7:45am departure.

Metro

NSC is accessible by Metro from Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Union Station via the White Flint Metro Station, which is on the Red Line. From any point in the Metro system, take the Red Line to Shady Grove. Exit from the Medical Center station. At the Metro station look for the NIH shuttle stop and take the free NIH shuttle "Executive Plaza" route which drops you off in front of building 6001.

Or take the Red Line to Shady Grove and exit instead at the White Flint station (which is two stops from the Medical Center station). The NSC building is a ten-minute walk from White Flint station. As you exit the station, find Marinelli Road and walk west toward Executive Blvd.

Or you can board a Ride-On bus (routes 5, 26, or 81) for service along Executive Blvd. These routes stop at the driveway entrance to the NSC building and from there it's a short walk to the building.

Please visit the Metro Web site at http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm to access a map of the metro rail system.

Driving Directions to the Neuroscience Center

If you are driving or arriving by taxi, please note that the visitor parking entrance is at the second driveway traveling from east to west. The first driveway is accessible only to NIH employees with fascards.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Head north on the George Washington Parkway for approximately 12 miles. Exit onto I-495 (Capital Beltway), heading north to Maryland. From the Beltway (I-495), take (I-270) and head north towards Rockville. Stay to the right and bear off to the "Connector/Distributor" lanes. Exit at Montrose Road (east). Drive approximately 1.5 miles and either:

  • Turn right onto Rockville Pike. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Old Georgetown Road. At the second light, turn right onto Executive Boulevard. The NSC building is on your immediate right.
  • Or, turn right onto Executive Boulevard, drive approximately 1/2 mile and make a "U" turn at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard. The NSC building is on your immediate right.

From Dulles International Airport

Head east on the Dulles Airport Access Road for approximately 13 miles. Exit onto I-495 (Capital Beltway), heading north to Bethesda/Baltimore. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 38 (I-270 north to Rockville-Frederick). Proceed approximately 3 miles to Montrose Road (east) Exit 4A. Drive 1.5 miles (3rd stop light). Turn right onto Executive Boulevard. Proceed for 1/2 mile. The NSC building is on your left.

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway south toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34 which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave. /Rockville Pike) and head north toward Rockville. Drive approximately 2.4 miles and turn left onto Old Georgetown Road. At the second light, turn right onto Executive Boulevard. The NSC building is on your immediate right.

NSC Parking

The visitor parking lot is a paid facility operated by PMI. Up to the first 1/2 hour is free. The first hour is $2.00 and the maximum to closing is $7.00.

 


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