Directions to The Inn

Note: if you are not a patient, you must follow the visitor instructions to enter the NIH campus.

Driving Directions to The Inn

The Children’s Inn Address
7 West Drive
Building 62 (NIH Campus)
Bethesda, MD 20814

The National Institutes of Health Address
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

From Baltimore and All Points North of Washington, D.C.

  • Take I-95 south toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), go west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda
  • Take Exit 34 (MD-355/Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike) and go south toward Washington/Bethesda
  • Turn right at the NIH Gateway Drive and proceed to the visitor security checkpoint
  • Once on campus, take a right onto Center Drive. Continue through campus and take a right on West Drive. The Inn is immediately on the left.

OR

  • Take I-270 south toward Washington
  • When I-270 splits, take the left spur toward College Park/Silver Spring
  • Take the MD-355 S/Bethesda exit on the left and merge onto Rockville Pike/MD-355 S
  • Turn right at the NIH Gateway Drive and proceed to the visitor security checkpoint
  • Once on campus, take a right onto Center Drive. Continue through campus and take a right on West Drive. The Inn is immediately on the left

From Virginia and All Points South of Washington, DC

  • Take I-95 north toward Washington, DC
  • Keep right via Exit 170A-B toward I-395 N/Washington/I-495 N/Tysons Corner
  • Take Exit 170B and merge onto I-495 N/Capital Beltway toward Tysons Corner (you will cross into Maryland and head north toward Silver Spring/Bethesda)
  • From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34, which is MD-355/Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike and go south toward Washington/Bethesda
  • Turn right at NIH Gateway Drive and proceed to the visitor security checkpoint. Once on campus, take a right onto Center Drive. Continue through
  • campus and take a right on West Drive. The Inn is immediately on the left

Metro

On the Metro (subway system), take the Red Line to the Medical Center stop. At the top of the escalator proceed to the Gateway Visitors Center.

Driving Directions from 3 Area Airports

Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) – 34.2 mi

  • Take the Airport exit (I-195 W)
  • Take exit 4B to merge onto I-95 S toward Washington
  • Take exit 27 to merge onto Capital Beltway/I-495 W toward Silver Spring
  • Take exit 34, MD-355 toward Bethesda/Rockville
  • Merge onto MD-355 N/Rockville Pike
  • Slight right at Grosvenor Ln (signs for MD-355, Bethesda/Washington)
  • Very quickly, sharp left at sign for MD-355 S. You are now on Rockville Pike
  • Turn right at NIH Gateway Drive and proceed to the visitor security checkpoint

Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 25.2 mi

  • Take the exit towards Washington (Dulles Airport Access Rd)
  • Continue on Dulles Airport Access Rd (Parallel to Dulles Toll Road Rt. 267)
  • Take the exit toward I-495 (exit 18-19/Rt. 123/Baltimore/Richmond)
  • Merge onto Rt. 267 E (the end of the Dulles Toll Road)
  • Take exit 18 onto Capital Beltway/I-495 N toward Baltimore
  • Take exit 34 onto MD-355 S/Rockville Pike toward Wisconsin Ave/Bethesda
  • Turn right at NIH Gateway Drive and proceed to the visitor security checkpoint

Washington/Reagan National Airport – 21.2 mi

  • Head northeast and take a slight left (signs for B C/Arrivals-Bag Claim)
  • Take the ramp to George Washington Memorial Pkwy N (GW Pkwy N)
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for GW Pkwy N, merge onto GW Pkwy N
  • Take the exit North to Maryland (merging onto Capital Beltway/I-495 N)
  • Take exit 34 onto MD-355 S/Rockville Pike toward Wisconsin Ave/Bethesda
  • Turn right at the NIH Gateway Drive and proceed to the visitor security checkpoint

NIH Visitor Map & Information

NIH Visitor Map
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