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Transportation to NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is located approximately 25 miles north of Washington, D.C. in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Airports: The location of the meeting offers easy access from three arports: Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), Washington Dulles International (IAD), and Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA).

Shuttle Service: Super Shuttle (1-800-258-3826) offers commercial van service from Baltimore-Washington International, Dulles International, and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports to the Gaithersburg area. Call for reservations.

Rail Service: The Washington Metro system has subway service to Gaithersburg and can be boarded at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Take the Yellow Line train marked "Mount Vernon Square" to Gallery Place and transfer to the Red Line train marked "Shady Grove" to the Shady Grove station in Gaithersburg. Service is every six to fifteen minutes, depending on the time of day. Travel time from Ronald Reagan Washington to Shady Grove is approximately 50 minutes. Taxis are available from the Shady Grove Metro station to area hotels.

NIST Shuttle Service: A NIST shuttle van (301-975-5922) operates for official visitors and conference attendees from the Shady Grove Metro station to NIST. The van leaves the Shady Grove station on the quarter and three-quarter hour (e.g., 8:15, 8:45, ..., 5:45, 6:00) from the east side parking lot.

Driving Directions to NIST:
From northbound I-270: take Exit 10, Route 117 West, Clopper Road. At the first light, turn right off the exit. At the next traffic light on Clopper Road, turn left onto the NIST grounds.

From southbound I-270: Take Exit 11, Route 124 West, Montgomery Village Avenue/Quince Orchard Road. Bear right at the first light onto Quince Orchard Road. At the second light, turn left onto Route 117, Clopper Rd. At the next light, turn right onto the NIST grounds.

Directions to the Metrology Building 220:
Turn left after passing the NIST guard office. Make your first left onto East Drive. Turn right into the Metrology Building (220) parking lot.

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General Information:
301-975-2316 Telephone
301-869-5700 Facsimile

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8440
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8440