University of Maryland
High Energy Physics Group

Directions to the University of Maryland at College Park, the Physics Department, and the High Energy Physics Group is provided here. If you need additional assistance, please send email to

 How to Get to Here

BWI Airport

BWI Airport is about 10 miles south of Baltimore.  Look for the blue circle on the map.  It's very close to College Park, only about 30 minutes door-to-door by rental car.  The airport has rentals, even a train!

 To get to College Park from BWI, you head west on 195 (there's only one way to go on 195 anyway) to Route 95 South towards Washington, D.C. The red highway which encircles the city is called the "Washington Beltway". It's about 20 or 25 miles from BWI on 95S.

Once you get near the Beltway, you will have to find your way to Route 1 South. The map shows that you have to exit, head east for a bit, then get off at Route 1. As you leave 95, the exit signs point you to either east (95) or west (495). Take the west exit (right lane), but as soon as the road bifurcates, get into the left lane and follow the signs to "Route 1 South College Park". When you get to the Route1 exit, take south. In the map, the blue square labeled "1" is where you need to go.



The best, most convenient hotel, is the Best Western. The map shows it as a small black square, across the street and north a bit from campus. The address is 8601 Baltimore Boulevard (that's Route 1), and the phone number is 301-474-2800. Be sure to ask for the University of Maryland rate, it should be about $66/nite plus tax.

Physics Department

The following campus map shows Route 1 (lower left, Baltimore Blvd).  From the hotel, head towards campus (away from the highway), turn right at Campus Drive.  It's not very far, a large traffic interestection.  Take Campus up to a traffic circle (see the large "M" in the upper left corner of the picture), the Physics Department is right there to the right on the circle.  It's marked "82" in the map.  Turn right on Regents Drive, you can park in the parking garage you'll see on the left.