NIST Center for Neutron Research

Transportation to Gaithersburg, Maryland

Airports Shuttles:


How to use the DC Metro : Metro station entrances are marked by tall dark columns with a large "M" on each side. Metro lines are color-coded: Blue, Green, Orange, Red and Yellow. Maps in the stations and inside the trains also help you find your way. Rush hour fares are charged weekdays between 5:30 - 9:30 a.m. and 3 - 8 p.m. Off-peak fares are charged at all other times. Fares are posted in all Metro buses and at all Metro station kiosks. On Metro rail, you need a magnetically encoded fare card to ride. Fare cards can be purchased at any Metro station from fare card machines. If you are traveling late at night, check the signs on the station manager's kiosk for the time the last trains leave the station. At many stations, the last train departs before midnight. Allow at least five minutes to get to the platform before the last train is scheduled to leave the station. Watch out: The station manager does not provide change for large bills.

One can take the DC Metro from the National Airport to the Shady Grove Metro Station (end of the Red line) in Gaithersburg, then take either a Taxi to the hotel or the NIST Shuttle to NIST. A Metro ride from the National Airport to the Shady Grove station (changeover at the Metro Center Station) during peak hours costs $3.90 one-way. Check for current fares.

Taxicab Services (Gaithersburg Area):

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