Directions

GETTING TO CAMPUS

Traffic on the Capitol Beltway (I-495) and U.S. 1 can be excessive on Fridays between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Allow plenty of time for travel to campus, and consider the use of alternate routes down Paint Branch Parkway to avoid traffic congestion.

Locally you can listen to 103.5 FM (WTOP) for traffic conditions in the Baltimore/Washington region. For personal assistance via telephone, call the University Visitor Center at 301.314.7777.

BY CAR

From Baltimore and Points North via I-95
Take I-95 South to the Capital Beltway (I-495)
Take Exit 27 and then follow signs to Exit 25B (U.S. 1 South, College Park)
Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1
Turn RIGHT into main entrance of campus (Campus Drive) and follow signs to Union Lane Garage/Stamp Student Union.

Alternate route via 295 (Baltimore/Washington Parkway)
Take 295 South to the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495)
Exit at I-95/I-495 North and stay in right lane
Take Exit 23 (MD 201/Kenilworth Avenue/Bladensburg/Greenbelt)
Proceed South on 201 in the direction of "Greenbelt Road and Bladensburg"
At 3rd light, turn right onto Paint Branch Parkway
Proceed approximately two miles to U.S. Route 1
Continue straight through traffic light to Campus Drive and follow signs to Union Lane Garage/Stamp Student Union.

From Virginia and Points South via MD side of Capitol Beltway
Take I-95 North to the Capital Beltway (I-495)
Continue North on I-95/I-495 toward Baltimore
Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park)
Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1
Turn right into main entrance of campus (Campus Drive) and follow signs to Union Lane Garage/Stamp Student Union.

Alternate route
From the Capitol Beltway, take Exit 23 for MD 201/Kenilworth Ave/Bladensburg/Greenbelt
Proceed South on 201 in the direction of "Greenbelt Road and Bladensburg"
At third light, turn right onto Paint Branch Parkway
Proceed approximately two miles to U.S. Route 1/Baltimore Ave
Continue straight through traffic light to Campus Drive and follow signs to Union Lane Garage/Stamp Student Union.

From Virginia and Points West
Take I-66 East or I-270 South to the Capital Beltway (I-495)
Go East on I-495 toward Baltimore/Silver Spring
Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park)
Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1
Turn right into main entrance of campus (Campus Drive) and follow signs to Union Lane Garage/Stamp Student Union.

Alternate route From the Capitol Beltway take Exit 28B (New Hampshire Ave). 
Proceed South on New Hampshire Ave approximately 1/2 mile
At second traffic light, turn left onto Adelphi Rd.
At third traffic light, turn left onto University Blvd/Route 193
Turn right at next light onto Stadium Drive.

- OR -

From the Capitol Beltway, take Exit 23 for MD 201/Kenilworth Ave South.
Drive approximately 2.5 miles on Kenilworth Ave/201 South.
Turn right onto Paint Branch Parkway and drive approximately 1.7 miles to the intersection of Paint Branch Parkway and Route 1/Baltimore Ave.
Continue straight through traffic light to Campus Drive and follow signs to Union Lane Garage/Stamp Student Union.

From Annapolis and Points East via U.S. 50 West
Take U.S. 50 West to the Capital Beltway (I-495)
Go North on I-95/I-495 toward Baltimore
Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park)
Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1
Turn right into main entrance of campus (Campus Drive) and follow signs to Union Lane Garage/Stamp Student Union.

BY RAIL (Metro)

The Metrorail system includes a College Park-University of Maryland station stop on the Green Line. Disembark and board the Shuttle-UM bus (College Park Metro route) at Bus Stop C to the University. University identification is not required to board. Riders will exit the bus at the Stamp Student Union, and may transfer to other Shuttle-UM buses to get around campus.

The College Park Metro route operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:50 p.m. at 10-minute intervals. Additional service is provided seven days a week from 8:00 p.m. to 12:40 a.m. and on weekends from 12:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. at 20-minute intervals. On Fridays and Saturdays, the College Park Metro Station route operates from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at 20-minute intervals. Complete schedules for Shuttle-UM are available on the DOTS Web site and Metrorail schedules are available at www.wmata.com.

BY AIR

Three major airports service the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area:

  • Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)

While BWI and DCA are the easiest airports to access campus via car and Metrorail, the Metrorail system also provides access to and from IAD. The directions listed below provide instructions for travel to campus via Metrorail. Complete Metrorail schedules are available at www.wmata.com.

Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI)
Board the BWI Airport/B30 Express bus to Greenbelt. Once at the station, take the Metrorail Green Line (toward Branch Ave) and exit at the College Park stop. Disembark and board the Shuttle-UM bus (College Park Metro route) at Bus Stop C. Riders will exit the bus at the Stamp Student Union (Lot HH).

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Take the Metrorail Yellow Line (toward Mt. Vernon Square) to the Mt. Vernon Square stop. Transfer to the Green Line (toward Greenbelt) and exit at the College Park stop. Board the Shuttle-UM bus (College Park Metro route) at Bus Stop C. Riders will exit the bus at the Stamp Student Union (Lot HH).

Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Use the Washington Flyer Coach shuttle for transportation to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station on the Silver Line. For information about the Washington Flyer Coach shuttle, visit www.washfly.com. At Wiehle-Reston East, take the Silver Line (toward Largo) to L’Enfant Plaza. Transfer to the Green Line (toward Greenbelt) and exit at the College Park station. Board the Shuttle-UM bus (College Park Metro route) at Bus Stop C. Riders will exit the bus at the Stamp Student Union (Lot HH).