From I-95/495, take exit 25 (US-1, College Park) to US-1 South
From the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (295), take the exit Greenbelt to MD-193 West and then US-1 South.
Parking on Campus
The campus has two kinds of visitor parking spots: meters (few in number and really only good for very short stays) and pay station spots. There are two nearby pay station locations, both shown in the map below in color.
Paint Branch Drive Visitor Lot, labeled 'P' on the map below.
Regents Drive Garage, near the Fieldhouse Drive entrance.
Weekdays after 4pm and all day Saturday and Sunday parking is free for everybody at many unrestricted lots. Do NOT park at a parking meter! Double check the sign at the entrance of the parking lot!
If you are an official department visitor (such as a seminar speaker) and the department has promised to pay for your parking, make sure you get an 8-digit PIN from the department for use at the pay station. This will cover your parking for a full day.
From the College Park Metro station take the free Shuttle UM bus (route #104) leaving from the EAST side of the Metro station (main exit). Please see the Shuttle UM bus schedules for more details. Update: effective May 23, 2016, the bus will leave from the WEST side of the Metro station.
You can also walk to campus from the Metro station (about .8 mile, 20 minutes). Take the underpass to the WEST side of the Metro station and walk west on College Avenue. (College Ave. is a block to the right of the exit from the station.) Following College Avenue (which becomes Regents Dr. after crossing Route 1) will take you the traffic circle with the big "M" where the Math building is located.
Airports to Campus
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Take the Metro Yellow Line in the direction of Mt. Vernon Sq./7th St.
At L'Enfant Plaza, Gallery Place, or Mt. Vernon Square, switch to the Green Line, which runs along the same track, in the direction of Greenbelt.
Get off at the station College Park/University of Maryland.
Alternatively, you can take the Metro Green Line to the College Park/University of Maryland station. Follow the directions above Metro Rail to Campus.
SuperShuttle vans can take you to the Campus or a nearby hotel. Go to the SuperShuttle ticket counter on the lower level.
Amtrak to Campus
If you are coming via Amtrak train from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, etc., the closest train station to campus is New Carrollton. From the New Carrollton station, you can take the F6 Metrobus, which stops right in front of the Math Building. Alternatively, you can get off at Union Station in downtown DC and take Metrorail (Red and Green Lines) to College Park. If you are in a hurry, you can take a cab from New Carrollton to campus; the fare is approximately $15.
Long Distance Bus to Campus
If you are coming from Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, it is also possible to take the Bolt Bus to the Greenbelt Metro station. From there, take the C2 metrobus or else take the Green Line of the metro one stop to College Park and follow the directions above under Metro Rail to Campus. Other long-distance bus services in the northeast corridor include Vamoose and Tripper Bus, which stop in Bethesda (less convenient to campus), and Greyhound, which stops near Union Station and also in downtown Silver Spring.
4176 Campus Drive - William E. Kirwan Hall
College Park, MD 20742-4015
P: 301.405.5047 | F: 301.314.0827