Gaithersburg is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Gaithersburg was settled in 1765 for agricultural purposes. It grew into a town after the opening of a stop on the B&O Railroad in 1872; however, the area remained predominately rural until the 1970s. It is now famous for being the site of the headquarters of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI IATA) is a 45 minute drive from Gaithersburg. It is also accessible via ICC Bus 201.
Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA IATA) is a 35 minute drive from Gaithersburg and is accessible via the Metrorail.
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD IATA) is a 40 minute drive from Gaithersburg but takes significantly longer using public transportation.
MARC offers service to/from Union Station in Washington, D.C. as well as service to/from Rockville, Germantown, Frederick, and Harpers Ferry via its Brunswick line. The schedule is geared towards commuters with relatively few trains during midday and on weekends. 1 Gaithersburg station is located at 5 S Summit Ave.
Ride-on-Bus operates service between Gaithersburg and other locations in Montgomery County, including Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Wheaton.
From D.C. and the south or west take the Capital Beltway (I-495) to Interstate 270 North. Exits 8, 9, 10, and 11 serve Gaithersburg.
A car is best used to get around the city. However, Ride-on-Bus can be used if traveling between popular destinations.
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