2015 Airport Pickup Program

During the summer, the Graduate Student Government will be hosting a shuttle service to escort students from Dulles International Airport to campus. The dates of this service are August 10 - 14, and the shuttle will leave the airport at 6 PM. The sign-up is now live!

Due to demand, we have extended the shuttle pickup service to include August 4th, 6th, and 9th!

SIGN UP HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/iFYjFzZETr

Thank you to our sponsors for making this program possible: The Graduate School, the Office of the VP for Student Affairs, and the Department of Transportation Services (DOTS).... THANK YOU!

 


Getting to Campus (on your own)

http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/international-students-scholar-services/transportation

Text excerpt from the above page: National and International Public Transportation Section

Amtrak
Amtrak operates limited service throughout the US and Canada.  Locally, it goes to and from BWI Airport from Washington, DC's Union Station, but MARC is much cheaper. Amtrak's website has lots of information about schedules, routes and fares throughout the country.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
Located in Maryland, this is the closest airport to College Park, and many airlines fly in and out of BWI daily.

Getting to College Park (cheapest option):
Catch the BWI Express from BWI Airport. There are two WMATA Bus Stops. One is located on the lower level of the International Pier and the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B. The B30 will pick you up outside at the bus shelter. Follow the signs that say Public Transit. This will take you to the Greenbelt metro stop. From there you can take the green line to the College Park-U of MD metro stop. At the College Park stop, you can take a taxi or Shuttle-UM to get to campus.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Also known as Reagan National or just National, this airport is very close to downtown DC and is the only airport located on the Metrorail system. It is located in Virginia, on the blue and yellow lines, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stop.

Getting to College Park (cheapest option):
Take the yellow Metrorail line in the direction of Mt. VernonSquare/7th St. Convention Center. Transfer at Gallery Place/Chinatown to the green line in the direction of Greenbelt and get off at College Park-U of MD. From there you can take a taxi or Shuttle-UM to get to campus.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Located in Dulles, Virginia, Dulles Airport (or just Dulles) is about 26 miles from downtown DC.

Getting to College Park (cheapest option):
The bus Route 5A operates between Dulles airport and L'Enfant Plaza metro station.  Transfer at L'Enfant Plaza station to the green line in the direction of Greenbelt and get off at College Park-U of MD. From there you can take a taxi or Shuttle-UM to get to campus.

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