Directions to the University of Maryland College Park Campus
Directions to the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB)
Campus Map: CBCB is located on the third floor of the Biomolecular Sciences Bldg #296. View any of the campus maps for more information.
The official street address for our building is:
8314 Paint Branch Dr.
College Park, MD 20742
Directions from the Route 1 and Campus Drive entrance to the Paint Branch Drive Visitor Lot (closest to CBCB):
- take the right lane into campus and make first right turn onto Paint Branch Drive
- make a left into Paint Branch Visitor Lot and park in this visitor lot
From Parking Lot to CBCB:
- The closest visitor parking lot to CBCB is the Paint Branch Visitor Lot. It is on Paint Branch Drive. Below are 2 maps that show where it is located in relation to CBCB:
- From this visitor lot, walk past Stadium Drive, Engineering Drive, and Technology Drive along Paint Branch Drive
- Biomolecular Sciences Building #296 will appear on your left after passing Technology Drive. Walk around to the front of the building.
- Using the keypad near the front door dial the number of one of the CBCB staff members in order to gain entrance to the building
- CBCB is located on the third floor of the Biomolecular Sciences Building #296
All directions below take you to the main entrance on Route 1 and Campus Drive.
From Baltimore and Points North
I-95 South to Exit 25, U.S. 1 South Go two miles south on U.S. Route 1.
From Points South
I-95 North to Exit 25, U.S. 1 South Go two miles south on U.S. Route 1.
U.S. 50 to the Capital Beltway (I-95) North Exit Beltway at Exit 25, U.S. 1 South; go two miles south on U.S. Route 1.
From Points West
I-495 North to Exit 25 Go two miles south on U.S. Route 1
From Washington, D.C.
Take 16th St. North to Georgia Ave. North (U.S. 97); go about 1/4 mile to Capital Beltway (I-495) East; get off at Exit 25, U.S. 1 South; continue 2 miles on U.S. Route 1.
- If you require campus parking please contact info-cbcb[at]umiacs.umd.edu.
Amtrak trains service the Washington Metropolitan area. Call 1-800-872-7245 for automated information on schedules and rates. The closest station to the University is New Carrollton; you will need to take a taxi to the campus (approx. $15.00). If you arrive at Union Station in Washington D.C. you may take the Metrorail to College Park. Take the Red line towards Silver Spring to Fort Totten; change to the Green line (towards Greenbelt) get off at the College Park, University of Maryland Station. The campus shuttle bus #104 departs the Metro station on a regular basis. Click for schedules and more information about ShuttleUM and transportation at UMD.
The MARC train offers public transportation from Union Station and Washington D.C. to Baltimore's Camden Station on WEEKDAYS only. It's a short walk from The College Park MARC station to the College Park Metro station. From the Metro station, use the #104 ShuttleUM to campus.
The University is close to three major airports: Reagan National, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall and Dulles International.
All three airports are served by taxi, van and rental car companies.
Regan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 15 miles from the University. Driving time is approximately 40 minutes. Taxi fare is approximately $45
Metrorail from Reagan National
You can take Metrorail from DCA. Take the yellow line toward Fort Totten and get off at L'Enfant Plaza, then transfer to the green line toward Greenbelt. Get off at the College Park, University of Maryland Station. Then take #104 ShuttleUM to campus.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is located approximately 25 miles from the University. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes. Taxi fare is approximately $40.
Metrobus from BWI Marshall
Take the B30 Metrobus Shuttle to the Greenbelt Metrorail station on the green line. Take the Metrorail toward Branch Avenue and get off at the College Park University of Maryland Metro station (the next stop). Then take the #104 ShuttleUM to campus.
Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located approximately 37 miles from the University. Driving time is approximately 60 minutes. Taxi fare is approximately $90.
Metrobus and Metrorail from Dulles
Bus service is available to take you to the West Falls Church Metrorail where you will take the Orange line toward New Carrollton. Transfer at L'Enfant Plaza to the Green line towards Greenbelt. Get off at College Park, University of Maryland Station. Then take the #104 ShuttleUM to campus.
There are also sedan services.
Airport Connection 1-877-772-5466
CBCB uses Corporate Wheels as their sedan service. Call Phone: 301-627-9297, Email: email@example.com or use Quick Reservations to make a reservation at least 24 hours ahead of arrival. They apply a discount for those coming to the University.