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Attendees are responsible for their own transportation between the hotel and NIST.


NIST

NIST is located just off Interstate 270, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the center of Washington, D.C. If you wish to use an Internet map service to locate the NIST campus, the street address of NIST is:
          Bureau Dr and Clopper Rd
          Gaithersburg, MD 20899

 

Local Driving Directions to NIST:

From northbound I-270

  • Take Exit 10, Route 117 West, Clopper Road.
  • Merge onto Clopper Road at the end of the off-ramp and pass under I-270.
  • At first stop light, (Bureau Dr.) turn left into the main NIST entrance.

From southbound I-270

  • Take Exit 11, MD Route 124, Montgomery Village Avenue/Quince Orchard Road.
  • Bear right at the traffic light at the end of the off-ramp onto MD Route 124 West, Quince Orchard Road.
  • At the second light on Quince Orchard Road, turn left onto MD Route 117, West Diamond Avenue.
  • At first stop light, (Bureau Dr.) turn right into the main NIST entrance.

 

Driving Directions from Washington Dulles Int’l Airport (IAD):

When leaving the airport,

  • Follow the Dulles Access Road to the Bethesda/Baltimore entrance ramp to I-495 .
  • Take I-495 (left lane exit) to I-270 North (towards Maryland).
  • Take I-270 North (local lanes) toward Montrose Road.
  • Take Exit #10 off I-270 toward Clopper Road (MD 117) and Quince Orchard Rd (MD 124). Note that these exits are right exits, and exit from the collector/distributor lanes off the Interstate. Be aware of the signs directing you to enter the collector/distributor lanes several hundred yards prior to the exit itself.
  • Merge onto Clopper Road at the end of the off-ramp and pass under I-270.
  • At first stop light, (Bureau Dr.) turn left into the main NIST entrance.

 

Driving Directions from Baltimore-Washington Int’l Airport (BWI):

When leaving the airport,

  • Take I-195 West.
  • On I-195W take the I-95 South Exit #4B toward Washington DC.
  • Take the I-495 West Exit #27-25 toward College Park/Silver Spring, MD.
  • Take the I-270 North Exit #35 toward Frederick, MD.
  • Take I-270 North (local lanes) toward Montrose Road.
  • Take Exit #10 off I-270 toward Clopper Road (MD 117) and Quince Orchard Rd (MD 124). Note that these exits are right exits, and exit from the collector/distributor lanes off the Interstate. Be aware of the signs directing you to enter the collector/distributor lanes several hundred yards prior to the exit itself.
  • Merge onto Clopper Road at the end of the off-ramp and pass under I-270.
  • At first stop light, (Bureau Dr.) turn left into the main NIST entrance.

 

Driving Directions from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA):

  • Exit National Airport by heading north on the George Washington (GW) Parkway toward Maryland.
  • Take the GW Parkway to I-495 North toward Maryland.
  • At the lane divide, keep left and exit I-495 to take I-270 North toward Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Frederick.
  • Take I-270 North (local lanes) toward Montrose Road.
  • Take Exit #10 off I-270 toward Clopper Road (MD 117) and Quince Orchard Rd (MD 124). Note that these exits are right exits, and exit from the collector/distributor lanes off the Interstate. Be aware of the signs directing you to enter the collector/distributor lanes several hundred yards prior to the exit itself.
  • Merge onto Clopper Road at the end of the off-ramp and pass under I-270.
  • At first stop light, (Bureau Dr.) turn left into the main NIST entrance.

 

Metro Access to NIST (Subway)

NIST is accessible via the Washington Metro system. NIST is closest to the last stop on the Red Line (Shady Grove station), but it is a ten-minute drive from the Shady Grove station to the NIST campus. NIST provides shuttle service for official visitors and staff to and from the Shady Grove Metro Station. Visitors using Metro can meet the NIST shuttle at the east side "Kiss & Ride" area of the Shady Grove Metro Station at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. The shuttle departs from the front of the NIST Administration Building on the hour and half hour.

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