National Institutes of Health
Natcher Conference Center, Building 45
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
NIH Visitor Information Center is located in the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45). NIH Visitor Information Center phone number is 301-496-1776, and fax number is 301-402-0601. Go through the main entrance on South Drive; Building 45 is located south on Center Drive near Rockville Pike. Entering the main lobby, the NIH Visitor Information Center is located left of the dining services area.
NIH campus map
Metrorail Transportation (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) Metrorail is the clean, safe, easy-to-understand rail transit system serving the Washington, D.C. area. Metrorail serves 78 stations along 96 miles of track, using 5 color-coded lines that intersect at various points enabling passengers to change trains. Metro Fares
Each passenger must have a farecard, which can be purchased for any amount. At each station, fares and approximate times to all other stations are posted. In addition to farecards, Metro offers a variety of passes that are good for both bus and rail travel. The farecard stores the value paid and deducts your fare when you leave the system. Rates are subject to change. For more information, visit the website
Metrorail from the Doubletree Hotel to NIH
The closest Metrorail Station to The DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center - Bethesda is the Medical Center Metro Stop on the red line and you can get there by complimentary shuttle. The hotel has a complimentary shuttle that runs every hour from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. The shuttle stops at the Medical Center Stop (red line).
Metrorail from the Doubletree Hotel to Reagan International
From the Medical Center Stop (red line) above, you can catch the Metrorail to Reagan International (DCA). You will need to transfer to the blue line at Metro Center Stop. The blue line will take you to the Reagan National Airport stop. The Metrorail station at the Reagan airport is directly adjacent - walking distance into the airport. It is 15 miles to the airport from the DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center - Bethesda and the trip to the airport takes approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour traveling time.
From REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL to NIH
From DULLES to NIH
From BALTIMORE to NIH
Book Online or call 1-800-BLUE VAN (1-800-258-3826) at least 24 hours before your departure. Rates are subject to change.
Taxi Fare to the Natcher Center (Building 45) National Institutes of Health
(Rates are subject to change)
From Reagan Airport from $30 (15 miles)
From Baltimore Washington Int'l Airport from $92 (34.5 miles)
From Dulles Int'l Airport from $55 (26.2 miles)
Driving Directions from Local Airports to NIH
Parking at NIH
Visitor Parking is extremely difficult to find at NIH, so if at all possible, take public transportation.
There are NEW SECURITY MEASURES in place at NIH for all visitors.
Complimentary Shuttle to NIH
The Doubletree has a complimentary shuttle that runs every hour from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. The shuttle stops at the Medical Center Metro Station Stop (red line). The shuttle will continue on to the NIH and stops at Natcher Center and then at Building #10.
Download shuttle schedule here.
LOCAL AREA MAP - Bethesda
Finding the Visitor Information Center
The NIH Visitor Information Center (VIC) is located in the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45). The telephone number is 301-496-1776 and the fax number is 301-402-0601. Go through the main entrance on South Drive. Building 45 is located south on Center Drive near Rockville Pike. Entering the main lobby, the NIH Visitor Information Center is located left of the dining services area.
Hertz Car Rental has been selected as the official car rental agency for this event. To reserve a car, identify yourself as 2015 SPIE X-Ray and Neutron Phase Imaging with Gratings attendee using the Hertz Meeting Code CV# 029B0020. Discount rates apply for roundtrip rentals up to one week prior through one week after the conference dates. Note: When booking from International Hertz locations, the CV # must be entered with the letters CV before the number, i.e. CV029B0020.
• In the United States call 1-800-654-2240.
• In Canada call 1-800-263-0600, or 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto.
• In Europe and Asia call the nearest Hertz Reservation Center
or travel agent.
• Outside of these areas call 1-405-749-4434.
Book Online at www.hertz.com