Getting to Fort Meade

Fort Meade is virtually a city in itself. It consists of 5,067 acres with 65.5 miles of paved roads, 3.3 miles of secondary roads, and about 1,300 buildings. There is a modern post exchange mall, bank, credit union, post office, chapels, seven schools and many other facilities on the installation. Whatever your interests - crafts, sports, movies - all are available on Fort Meade.

Map of Fort Meade's locationDirections to Fort Meade

From Washington D.C.:Take Interstate 95 or I?295 N toward Baltimore to MD State Route 175 E. Follow 175 E until it turns into Annapolis Road. Follow the signs to the Reece Road main gate. Be prepared to present identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance at the gate.

From Baltimore:Take Interstate 95 or I-295 S toward Washington, D.C. to MD State Route 175 E. Follow 175 E until it turns into Annapolis Road. Follow the signs to the Reece Road main gate. Be prepared to present identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance at the gate.

From Annapolis: Take US 50/301 W to Interstate 97 N toward Baltimore. Take MD State Route 32 W toward Odenton/Fort Meade. Take MD State Route 175 W, Annapolis Road. Follow the signs to the Reece Road main gate. Be prepared to present identification, vehicle registration and proof of insurance at the gate.

How Do I Get Around?

Over the past few years, Fort Meade and partner units have worked with federal, state and local officials to establish partnerships and work together to develop transportation options for workers and residents at Fort Meade.
Today Fort Meade commuters from Maryland and Virginia can take advantage of peak-hour MARC rail service, car and van pools, post and METRO shuttle bus services and subscription bus services. These services, combined with other programs such as Maryland's Guaranteed Ride Home program and the National Capital Region Mass Transportation Benefit Program are designed to help commuters better access mass transportation options and decrease traffic congestion by finding ways to help take cars off roadways.

For more information about commuter options for getting to and from Fort Meade, visit the Transportation Demand Management webpage.

Train Stations and Airports

Amtrak:The closest station to Fort Meade is the BWI Airport Rail Station. For more information, visit www.amtrak.com.

MARC Train (Mass Transit):Visitors can travel to and from Baltimore or Washington D.C. by using the MARC train, a local commuter system available Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to midnight. The nearest MARC stations to Fort Meade are the BWI Rail Station or the Odenton Station. For more information, visit www.mtamaryland.com.

Airport: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is located in Anne Arundel County approximately 10 miles from post, and is the closest airport to Fort Meade. Other airports in the area include Dulles International Airport (Northern Virginia) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Washington, D.C.).

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