NSA BETHESDA

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Airports

Airplane; Naval Support Activity Bethesda Directions, Airports

There are three Airports that service the DC area. Dulles International Airport, Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) and Reagan National Airport. Dulles International Airport is the most convenient to the base. There are not any Base shuttles that run from the airports. Reagan National does have a Metro Station within the Airport. The Metro can be taken from there to the Medical Center Metro Station where shuttles run to the base.

Reagan National Airport

Driving:
From the Airport, exit north on George Washington Parkway. After about 2 miles, you will see but do not take a left exit for Memorial Bridge and Arlington National Cemetery. Be sure to bear right and continue on GW Parkway, which follows the Potomac River on the Virginia side, for approximately 12 miles. From right lane, exit onto I-495, Capital Beltway, heading north to Maryland. You will be on the inner loop of the Beltway. Take Exit 34, Rt. 355 South, Wisconsin Ave., towards Bethesda. Get in left lane. Cross Cedar Lane intersection; at first median crossing (no light), turn left into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the guard station, show ID. From here you will be directed to parking.

Using METRO (subway):
Take Yellow Line towards Mt Vernon Square. Exit at Gallery Place METRO station. Take Red Line towards Grosvenor or Shady Grove. Exit at Medical Center METRO. At top of escalator, turn right and cross Wisconsin Ave. Show ID at guard stations. Approximately 35 minutes.

Dulles International Airport

Driving:
Drive east on the Dulles Airport Access Road for approximately 13 miles. Exit onto I-495 North, the Capital Beltway, towards Maryland on the inner loop of the Beltway. Take Exit 34, Rt. 355 South, Wisconsin Ave. towards Bethesda. Get in left lane. Cross Cedar Lane intersection; at first median crossing (no light), turn left into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the guard station, show ID. From here you will be directed to parking.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Driving:
Follow the airport access road, I-195 to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Drive south on the Parkway for approximately 18 miles to I-495 West (right), the Capital Beltway towards Silver Spring/Bethesda for approximately 12 miles. You will be on the outer loop of the Beltway. Take Exit 34, Rt. 355 South, Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike. As you exit from the Beltway, stay in right lane and immediately bear left at light to loop under and south on Rt. 355 towards Bethesda. Cross Cedar Lane intersection; at first median crossing (no light), turn left into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the guard station, show ID. From here you will be directed to parking.

Driving Directions

Directions Driving to NSAB from the North

Frederick, MD:
South on I-270 for approximately 24 miles. Between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m. observe the left HOV-2 lane that starts at Exit 8, Shady Grove Rd. Where I-270 divides into "spurs," take the left spur to I-495 East towards College Park/Silver Spring. (Do not take the far left lane which is the HOV access to I-495 South to Washington/Virginia.) After approximately 2 ¼ miles, from the left lane, exit onto Rt. 355 South, Wisconsin Ave. towards Bethesda. Get into left lane. Cross Cedar Lane intersection; at first median crossing (no light), turn left into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center . At the guard station, show ID. From here you will be directed to parking.

Baltimore, MD:
From I-695, the Baltimore Beltway, or from the Harbor Tunnel or Francis Scott Key Bridge - Drive south on I-95 for approximately 22 miles or on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway for approximately 20 miles to I-495 West, the Capital Beltway. Head west (right) towards Silver Spring/Bethesda for approximately 9 miles from I-95 or 12 miles from B/W Parkway. You will be on the outer loop of the Beltway. Take Exit 34, Rt. 355 South, Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike. As you exit from the Beltway, stay in right lane and immediately bear left at light to loop under and south on Rt. 355 towards Bethesda. Cross Cedar Lane intersection; at first median crossing (no light), turn left into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the guard station, show ID. From here you will be directed to parking.

From Annapolis and points East:
Drive west on Rt. 50 , John Hanson Highway. Exit right onto I-495 North, the Capital Beltway towards Baltimore/Silver Spring, on the outer loop of the Beltway. After approximately 20 miles, take Exit 34, Rt. 355 South, Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike. As you exit from the Beltway, stay in right lane and immediately bear left at light to loop under and south on Rt. 355 towards Bethesda. Cross Cedar Lane intersection; at first median crossing (no light), turn left into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the guard station, show ID. From here you will be directed to parking.

Directions Driving to NSAB from the South

Portsmouth/Norfolk:
Follow I-64 West towards Richmond for approximately 75 miles. Take Exit 20, I-295/US-60 exit - towards Washington/Rocky Mt, NC. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto I-295 North for approximately 13 miles. Take Exit 43 to I-95 North for approximately 85 miles. Take Exit 170B to I-495 North - towards TYSONS CORNER for approximately 20 miles. Take Exit 34, Rt. 355 South, Wisconsin Ave. towards Bethesda. Get in left lane. Cross Cedar Lane intersection; at first median crossing (no light), turn left into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the guard station, show ID. From here you will be directed to parking.

Other points south:
North on I-95. Take Exit 170B to I-495 North - towards TYSONS CORNER for approximately 20 miles. Take Exit 34, Rt. 355 South, Wisconsin Ave. towards Bethesda. Get in left lane. Cross Cedar Lane intersection; at first median crossing (no light), turn left into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the guard station, show ID. From here you will be directed to parking.

From I-66 and points west:
Drive east on I-66. Exit onto I-495 North, the Capital Beltway, towards Maryland on the inner loop of the Beltway. Take Exit 34, Rt. 355 South, Wisconsin Ave. towards Bethesda. Get in left lane. Cross Cedar Lane intersection; at first median crossing (no light), turn left into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the guard station, show ID. From here you will be directed to parking.

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