Travel and Getting Around
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
8270 Alumni Dr.
College Park, MD 20742
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E.
Hyattsville, MD 20783
(located on the UMD campus half a mile from CSPAC)
College Park and the District of Columbia
The University of Maryland is located just inside the Capital Beltway. Just a Metro ride or Uber away, you can catch all the sights, culture, and nightlife of Washington, D.C. If you extend your stay past the conference, you could check out mega-concerts at the Verizon Center, catch a game featuring one of D.C.’s five major professional sports teams, explore historic Georgetown, or just stroll down the National Mall in Federal Washington to visit one of the 11 free Smithsonian Museums and art galleries, the National Archives, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, or the White House. You’re also only a half-hour MARC train ride from Baltimore and Annapolis, where you can walk along the Inner Harbor, take in an Orioles baseball or Ravens football game, and of course try our famous Maryland blue crabs.
Air Travel to UMD
College Park is best served by two of the DC area's three major airports:
Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI)
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
In the DC area, it is better to gauge ground travel by time rather than by distance.
SuperShuttle: $32 one way
UberX estimate: $32-$43
Travel time by car from BWI to campus is about 40 minutes.
SuperShuttle: $28 one way
UberX estimate: $27-$37
Travel time by car from DCA to campus is about 40-45 minutes.
Metro: Take the Yellow Line toward Fort Totten (off peak) or Greenbelt (Rush)
During off-peak hours, transfer at L'Enfant Plaza to the Green Line toward Greenbelt
Take the Green (or Yellow during rush hour) to the College Park-U of MD station
Metro Fare: $3.60 Off-Peak, $5.51 Rush
UberX estimate from College Park Metro Station to Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center or Marriott: $5 - $7
Travel time from DCA to the College Park Metro station on the Yellow Line (peak, no transfer) is about 35 minutes.
Travel time from DCA to the College Park Metro station on Yellow transferring to Green (off-peak) is about 42 minutes.
Travel by car from the College Park Metro station to campus is about 7 minutes.
For those renting a car or driving, Free Overnight Parking with in-and-out privileges is included in the Conference Hotel rate.
From Baltimore and Points North, via I-95 South
Take I-95 South to Washington, D.C.’s Capital Beltway (I-495).
At the 495 split, be sure to go toward the right (495 West).
Be in the left lane so you can immediately take Exit 27 toward Route 1 South, College Park.
Follow signs to Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park).
Exit 25 ends at a traffic light. Turn right onto Route 1 South.
Proceed approximately 1 miles South on U.S. Route 1.
Exit right onto 193 West (University Blvd.) towards UM Events/Maryland Stadium
. . .To the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
At the second traffic light, turn left onto Stadium Drive.
Go 1/4 of the way around the traffic circle (3:00 location) and go to the right (Alumni Drive).
Daily Parking is available in the Stadium Drive Garage
. .To the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
At the third traffic light, turn left onto Adelphi Rd.
At the next intersection, turn left onto Campus Dr.
Take the first left into the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Free Overnight Parking with in-and-out privileges is included in the Conference Hotel rate.
For those not staying at the Conference Hotel, daily parking is available across the street
from the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in the Stadium Drive Garage. Rate: $15 per day
No overnight parking is permitted in the Stadium Drive Garage.