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Directions & Airports

Montgomery County is located on the western border of our nation’s capital. The communities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Germantown are all located within the boundaries of Montgomery County. To the north of Montgomery County you will find Baltimore, to the east is Annapolis and to our immediate south is Virginia.

By Car

• From points Northwest, via exit I-70 East to I-270 South

• From points Northeast, via I-95 South to I-495 West

• From Points South, via I-95 North to I-495 West

By Air

Three airports serve Montgomery County: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), 20 miles. Metrorail’s Red Line connects the airport with Montgomery County for easy transfers. Many hotels provide shuttle service to and from Metro stations. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), 30 miles. Complete shuttle and limousine service is available. Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI), 40 miles. Car rentals, limousines and shuttles are available. Note: Distance to airports are from Rockville, Montgomery County’s Seat.

By Train

Amtrak: Intercity rail passengers service the Union Station (Washington, D.C.) and BWI Airport into Rockville Metro station, Hungerford Drive and Park Street. Metrorail: 13 Red Line stations serve Montgomery County, all leading into Washington, D.C. For more information

visit Montgomery County offers a truly comprehensive transportation system. If you want to see the sites of Montgomery County and Washington, D.C., hop on the Metro, one of the most sophisticated mass transit subway systems in the country. The Metro is clean, safe, easy to use, very affordable and will get you to the landmark or museum of your choice in minutes. The same is true of the Metrobus system which offers routes on every major thoroughfare. Additionally, thousands of taxi cabs serve the county and the greater metropolitan area.

By Water

White’s Ferry is the last ferry operating on the Potomac River. It connects Leesburg, Virginia to Montgomery County. The ferry runs continuously, year round, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. $4 one way or $6 round trip. Flooding and ice can close the ferry. For up-to-date conditions, call them at 301-349-5200. From Virginia: Take Route 7 West to Leesburg. Take Route 15 North. Make a right on Route 655/White’s Ferry Road.

Intercounty Connector (ICC)

The Intercounty Connector (ICC) links existing and proposed development areas between the I-270/I-370 and I-95 corridors within central and eastern Montgomery County and northwestern Prince George’s County with a state-of-the-art, multi-modal east-west highway that limits access and accommodates the movement of passengers and goods. Passengers may access the ICC with use of a pre-paid EZ-Pass. Further information is available on

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