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How to Get to the venue

Getting from Airports to The Hotel:

For more information about the MetroNote that you must purchase a $2 SmartTrip card to ride Metro. This card is reloadable and available for purchase at Metro station automated kiosks.

From BWI:

Taxi/Lyft/Uber (~45mins non-rush-hour): ~$45 (Lyft)
Public Transit: Not recommended.
SuperShuttle Shared Ride Van Service: $32 (one way)

From Dulles (IAD):
Taxi/Lyft/Uber (~60mins non-rush-hour): $55 (Lyft)

Public Transit:

  1. Board the Silver Line Express Bus ($5, cash or credit)  
  2. At the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station, board the Silver Line ($2 for SmartTrip card +$6 peak fare)
  3. At the Gallery Place Station, transfer to the Yellow or Green line towards Fort Totten or Greenbelt.
  4. If on a Fort Totten train, then switch to the Green Line (Direction: Greenbelt) at Fort Totten station.
  5. Disembark at the College Park- U of MD station.
  6. Get on the UMD Shuttle #104 (free).
  7. Disembark at the intersection of Campus Dr and Diamondback Dr.
  8. Walk SW on Diamondback Dr or Baltimore Ave 1 block to The Hotel.

SuperShuttle Shared Ride Van Service: $43 (one way)

From Reagan (DCA):

Taxi/Lyft/Uber (~45mins non-rush-hour): ~$35 (Lyft)

Public Transit:

  1. Board the Yellow line Metro (Direction: Fort Totten or Greenbelt) ($2 for SmartTrip card +$5.20 peak fare)
  2. If on a Fort Totten train, then switch to the Green Line (Direction: Greenbelt) at Fort Totten station.
  3. Disembark at the College Park- U of MD station.
  4. Get on the UMD Shuttle #104.
  5. Disembark at the intersection of Campus Dr and Diamondback Dr.
  6. Walk SW on Diamondback Dr or Baltimore Ave 1 block to The Hotel.

SuperShuttle Shared Ride Van Service: $35 (one way)

 

General Safety in College Park:

If walking alone at night, it is recommended to stay on major, well-lit roads (e.g. Baltimore Ave). There are walking paths that cross under Baltimore Ave and lead on/off campus, but it is not recommended that participants walk in these areas alone at night. The UMD Campus itself is safer than the surrounding areas, and there are emergency call boxes (with blue lights) scattered throughout campus.

 

Getting to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum (DC) from The Hotel: 
Note: An alternative is to walk to the College Park Metro station from the Hotel, and pick up at instruction #4, below. It is roughly one mile.

  1. Walk NE on Diamondback Dr or Baltimore Ave 1 block to the UMD Shuttle #104 stop (on Campus Dr).
  2. Get on the UMD Shuttle #104.
  3. Disembark at the College Park- U of MD station.
  4. Board the Green line (Direction: Branch Ave) or the Yellow line (Direction: Huntington or Franconia-Springfield) ($2 for SmartTrip card +$3.40 off-peak fare)
  5. Disembark at L’Enfant Plaza.
  6. Walk N on 7th St SW 2 blocks. Turn right on Jefferson Dr SW (borders the National Mall). Walk 1 block to the museum.

Getting to the Udvar-Hazy Smithsonian Air and Space Musuem (VA):

NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM ON THE NATIONAL MALL. However, this museum has many, many interesting aircraft and spacecraft (including the Space Shuttle) and makes a good day trip, particularly if you have a flight from Dulles Airport. For more info: https://airandspace.si.edu/visit/udvar-hazy-center/directions

From the Hotel: While it is possible to take public transit from College Park to the Udvar-Hazy, it takes 3 hours. A Lyft from College Park to the Udvar-Hazy is ~$53 and takes 1 hour (without traffic).

From Dulles Airport: From Ground Transportation, take Fairfax Connector No. 983 one stop to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Bus fares ($2) paid with SmarTrip card or cash.

 

Walking to UMD’s Orem Hall (location of the Public Event) from The Hotel: Duration: ~22mins

  1. Walk NE on Baltimore Ave. Turn Left on Campus Ave.
  2. Walk up Campus Ave (past the M round-about). Turn Right on Union Ave.
  3. Turn Left on Fieldhouse Dr.
  4. Turn Right on Alumni Dr. Orem Hall is in the Riggs Alumni Center.

Location Map

To see the location map, please visit the registration page
 

The Hotel at the University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, Maryland 20740 USA

 

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