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Montgomery County, MD Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 55
Total Sleeping Rooms 9,664
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 447
Committable Meeting Rooms* 24
Convention Center Space 48,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 23,408 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 23,408 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $251
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $76
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $230
*Maximum for a single hotel

Montgomery County, MD Airport Information

Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA)

Montgomery County Airpark (GAI)

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Montgomery County, MD Public Transportation


The second-busiest rapid transit system in the nation, Metrorail serves 86 stations and operates on 106 miles of track, both above and below ground. Its five color-coded lines service the downtown Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Thirteen Red Line stations serve Montgomery County, each leading into downtown DC. Metrorail schedules vary based on time and day, with high frequency service being offered during peak hours on weekdays.


Metrobus runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses serving more than 12,000 stops and covering 150 square miles in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Metrobus schedules vary based on route and location.

Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train

The MARC train is a commuter rail system that provides service in Maryland, Washington, and West Virginia. Serving 8 million passengers annually, the MARC train operates along three lines on a 202-mile, 42-station system. The system connects to both Metrobus and RIDE ON Montgomery County Transit. Fares vary by destination.

RIDE ON Montgomery County Transit

As the primary public transportation system in Montgomery County, the RIDE ON bus system operates along 80 routes, including connecting service to Metrorail and Metrobus. RIDE ON operates daily.

Bethesda Circulator

The Bethesda Circular is a free, dependable, convenient hop-on/hop-off service throughout downtown Bethesda. Passengers can access Bethesda shops, theaters, restaurants, and parking garages, as well as the Bethesda Metro station. The Bethesda Circulator runs Monday through Saturday.


Montgomery County is served by the Rockville Amtrak platform, located at 307 Stonestreet Ave. The Rockville platform provides access to the Capitol Limited route, which serves daily trips between Washington and Chicago. Montgomery County visitors can also access Amtrak at downtown Washington’s Union Station, which serves eight routes, including Acela Express, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visitors can ride the Metrorail from Union Station to the Montgomery County area.


Montgomery County visitors can access the Silver Spring Greyhound station at 8100 Fenton St. Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport also features a Greyhound station, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Rental Cars

Reagan National Airport features rental-car counters for Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National; Dollar and Thrifty representatives are located off-airport. Dulles International Airport features rental-car counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty, while Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport features counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.


Reagan National Airport passengers should expect to pay about $68 in taxi fare from the airport to the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, while Dulles International passengers should expect to pay about $75. Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport passengers should expect to pay about $105 in taxi fare. Taxis are located near the baggage claim exits of each terminal at Reagan National, on the lower level of the main terminal at Dulles International, and outside the baggage claim area at Baltimore Washington International.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Philadelphia, PA 115 mi 2 hr 51 min 3 hr 54 min USD $278+
Richmond, VA 116 mi 2 hr 23 min 3 hrs 12 min USD $352+
Johnstown, PA 154 mi 3 hr 4 min N/A N/A
Norfolk, VA 166 mi 3 hr 56 min 57 min USD $182+
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