Travel Information

Meet LogoGround Transportation and Airport

The Washington, D.C., area is served by most major airlines and three major airports: the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Please visit the Metro website for trip planning and costs:


Book your flights to the three major airports in the Baltimore-Washington area. Special discounts and Internet fares on several airlines are available.

Globetrotter Travel Management Services Inc., 800-322-7032. Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,

  • Service fee is $15 per ticket
  • Meeting code UMDSWIM0814 for special event airfare discounts
  • Complimentary flight insurance

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The meet social will be held at the Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game on Friday, Aug. 15. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m., and more information will be published in pre-event emails.

Hotel and Shuttle

A shuttle service is being offered for most hotels listed. The cost is $25 per person if reserved when registering for the meet or $30 after the entry deadline. A schedule for the shuttle service between designated hotels and the university will be available at registration and at each hotel registration desk.

On-campus housing (single and double occupancy) is also available in Elkton Hall, an air-conditioned residence hall a 5-minute walk from the pool. Only twin beds are available.

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Onsite parking will be available near the natatorium. Weekday parking will be $10 per day, purchased onsite. All hotels listed below are on the shuttle route except for the Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown. Please book by July 13, 2014, to ensure the best rate and availability. Mileage is to the natatorium.

Airport Transportation

Airport Distance to University Modes of Transportation Available
BWI Approximately 35 miles Car rental Super Shuttle Metro bus *
DCA Approximately 16 miles Car rental Super Shuttle Metro rail #
IAD Approximately 38 miles Car rental Super Shuttle Bus and Metro rail ^

* A Metro bus is available from the airport to the Greenbelt Metro Station, which is one stop from the College Park station.
# The Yellow Line Metro train has a stop at the airport and may be used to transfer to the Green Line Metro and the Greenbelt or College Park station.
^ The Silver Line Metro does not yet extend to Dulles. Participants will need to take a bus to the Wiehle Reston Metro station, transfer to the Silver Line, and then transfer to the Green Line to the Greenbelt or College Park stations.