College Park is close to three major airports that serve the Washington DC area, so there is a good chance that you can find
cheap or convenient flight connections.
Be sure to think ahead about your ground
transportation options. Washington DC is trying to challenge Los Angeles as one of the most congested cities in the nation,
and rush-hour travel in particular can be rather a pain.
Reagan Washington National
Reagan is located in downtown Washington DC. Frequent flights, mostly from the eastern US. There
is a good Washington
DC Metro connection between DCA and College Park, but flight prices tend to be higher for this
airport. Taxi service to College Park costs approximately $40.00. Super
Shuttle is also a convenient option. Price $28 + $10 per
International Airport (BWI)
BWI has mostly domestic connections, but
with a few direct international connections, e.g. to the UK. It often offers the cheapest flights, since it is a
hub city for the discount carrier Southwest Airlines, which generates fierce
price competition. There is a regular $2 Metrobus service from BWI to the Greenbelt Metro
Station, which is only one stop away from College Park. Taxi service to College Park costs approximately $55.00. Super Shuttle is also a convenient
option. Price $28 + $10 per additional person.
International Airport (IAD)
Dulles is the main international hub in the
region, with direct connections from throughout the US, Europe and Asia. Ground transportation to College Park is least easy from Dulles, however. Options are taxi
or shuttle van (International Express Shuttle, Super
Shuttle), or bus-and-metro combination. The Washington Flyer bus
regularly connects Dulles to the West Falls Church
stop on the Orange Line of the Washington
DC Metro. Taxi service to College Park costs approximately $65.00. Super Shuttle is also a convenient
option. Price $28 + $10 per additional person. Another
option might be to take a cab to the closest metro station (West Falls Church, Orange Line).
AMTRAK offers train service to Wasington-Union
Station, DC (WAS), or New Carollton, MD (NCR).
From either station you can then take the Washington DC Metro, or a taxi
to College Park.
If you arrive at the College Park Station on
the Green Line of the Washington DC Metro, you can take a cab or a short walk to
the Quality Inn (5-7 minutes) or take the free Shuttle-UM shuttle bus to the University of Maryland campus. The shuttle bus stops directly outside the Stamp Student Union,
the main conference venue for CUNY 2004. See key conference locations on this map.
Here are some driving DIRECTIONS
to campus. And here is a link to a PDF Campus Map,
since the on-line version appears to be currently broken. The UM campus is on
US Route 1, just 5 minutes drive from the intersection of I-95 with the
Washington DC Beltway (I-495).
Here is a link to the University's page for visitors,
which also includes air, train, and road directions (it even describes metro
If you come by car, there are three parking
- Parking Garage 1 (also known as Union Lane Parking Garage) is
located directly across from the Stamp Student Union, the location of all
conference events. Parking in this garage costs a maximum of $8 per day.
- Parking on the roof of Parking Garage 2 will be free throughout the
conference. It is about a 5 minute walk from the Stamp Student Union, and
is located on the corner of Regents Drive and Presidents Drive, very close to the "M" rotary at the
center of campus.
- Parking in Lot 1, also about a 5 minute walk from the Stamp
Student Union, will be free throughout the conference. It is a very large
parking lot, located on Presidents Drive, west of Stamp Student Union.