T-MODE 2015 :: April 3-5, 2015 :: Hilton Rockville :: Rockville, MD

Attend > Travel

Getting to T-MODE is easier than ever thanks to its convenient location in Rockville, Maryland. Just minutes from I-495 Capital Beltway and I-270; Amtrak and Metro stations; and Reagan National Airport, T-MODE is accessible by all manners of personal and public transit.

By Car

Address

Hilton Washington DC/Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852 [map]

From Directly North of Maryland (Traveling through Pennsylvania):

  • Take Route appropriate from your location toward I-270 South toward Washington
  • Take Exit 4 Montrose Road East
  • Continue for 1.7 miles to Route 355/Rockville Pike
  • Turn left on route 355
  • Proceed approximately 1 mile on Rockville Pike
  • The Hilton will be on your right after the Rollins Avenue/Twinbrook Parkway Intersection

From North and East of Maryland:

  • Take Route appropriate from your location toward I-95 South to the Washington Capitol Beltway I-495 West toward Silver Spring
  • Take Exit 34 Route 355 North (Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike)
  • Proceed approximately 3.4 miles on Rockville Pike
  • The Hilton will be on your right after the Rollins Avenue/Twinbrook Parkway Intersection.

From Points South:

  • Take Route appropriate from your location toward I-95 North to the Washington Capitol Beltway I-495 North/East toward Tysons Corner/Rockville
  • Follow to Exit at I-270 Spur for I-270 North towards Rockville/Frederick (left lanes)
  • Take Exit 4A for Montrose Road East
  • Turn left onto E Jefferson Street
  • Turn right onto Rollins Avenue
  • Turn left onto Rockville Pike
  • The Hilton will be on your right after the Rollins Avenue/Twinbrook Parkway Intersection

Parking

Plenty of parking is available in the hotel’s garage. The overnight parking rate is $15/day. Half day parking is also available for $8. There are a number of cheaper and even free parking options you may wish to consider if you’re commuting or coming in from out of town.

  • Metered Parking:
    Anyone commuting to T-MODE daily may consider parking in Rockville’s metered parking spaces. Spaces are located along the perimeter of the hotel at rates around $1 an hour. Metered parking is free Friday evening after 6:00 pm until 6:00 am Monday morning.
  • Cheap or Free Parking at the Twinbrook Metro Station:
    Park at the adjacent Twinbrook Metro Station and you can exit for free on Saturdays and Sundays. Exiting on a weekday costs $5 ($8.50 for non-riders), and you must pay with Metro’s reloadable SmarTrip card.

By Metro

Twinbrook Metro Station

1600 Chapman Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852 [map]
Distance to Convention Hotel: 0.2 miles

Maryland, Virginia, and DC residents are invited to leave your cars at home for the weekend and take advantage of the Hilton Rockville’s excellent Metrorail accessibility. To get here via Metro, ride the Red Line to the Twinbrook Metro Station, exit the station, then take a short walk across the parking lot. That’s it! For detailed Metro directions from wherever you’re departing, try the Metro Trip Planner (type TWINBROOK in the “To: ” field).

Track Work

The following major Metro track work is scheduled to occur the weekend of April 20-21, 2013.

  • Red Line:
    There is no track work information posted at this time. We will list information as it becomes available.

By Amtrak

Union Station

50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 [map]
Distance to Convention Hotel: 19 miles

With stations in 46 states and Canada, Amtrak can get you to T-MODE by rail no matter where you are. Once you arrive at Union Station in Washington, DC, just ride the Red Line to the Twinbrook Metro Station. The station is located behind the convention hotel and is only about a five-minute walk away.

By Bus

Bus travelers have several options available.

  • Ride On Bus

    Use Montgomery County’s local transit service to commute around Rockville, MD.

  • Metrobus

    Use Metrobus service to commute throughout DC/MD/VA.

  • Vamoose Bus

    Location: Waverly Street Gallery – Bethesda, MD
    Metro: Bethesda Station, Red Line

  • Megabus

    Location: Union Station – Washington, DC
    Metro: Union Station, Red Line

  • Bolt Bus

    Location: Union Station – Washington, DC
    Metro: Union Station, Red Line

By Plane

You can travel to T-MODE from anywhere in the world thanks to the convenience of nearby Reagan National Airport. After landing, it’s about a 35-minute taxi ride to the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville, or you can take the Metro from the National Airport Station.

Dulles International and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airports are also not far away for people who prefer them, but they are not as easily accessible by public transportation.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

2401 Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202 [map]
Distance to Convention Hotel: 25 miles (35 minutes by car)

Directions:

  • Take 110 North/George Washington Parkway to I-495 North
  • When you are on I-495 North, bear to the left to get to I-270 North toward Frederick
  • Get off at Exit 4A (Montrose Road East)
  • Proceed approximately 2 to 3 miles
  • Make a left onto Rockville Pike (Route 355 North)
  • Proceed on Rockville Pike through four stoplights
  • The Hilton Rockville will be on your right

Typical Minimum Charge Getting to and from the Airport:

  • $29 Shuttle Service
  • $45 Rental Car
  • $55 Taxi

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

1 Saarinen Circle, Dulles, VA 20166 [map]
Distance to Convention Hotel: 24 miles (35 minutes by car)

Directions:

  • Take 267 (Washington Dulles Access and Toll Road) East to I-495 North heading towards Rockville
  • Take I-270 North toward Frederick
  • Get off at Exit 4A Montrose Road East
  • Proceed approximately 2 to 3 miles
  • Make a left onto Rockville Pike (Route 355 North)
  • Proceed on Rockville Pike through four stoplights
  • The Hilton Rockville will be on your right

Typical Minimum Charge Getting to and from the Airport:

  • $30 Shuttle Service
  • $45 Rental Car
  • $60 Taxi

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Aviation Boulevard & Elm Road, Baltimore, MD 21240 [map]
Distance to Convention Hotel: 35 miles (40 minutes by car)

Directions:

  • Take Route 195 West to Exit 4/I-95 South
  • Head West on 495 towards Silver Spring
  • Take Exit 34/Route 355 North (Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike)
  • Proceed approximately 3 to 4 miles on Rockville Pike
  • The Hilton Rockville will be on your right after the Rollins Avenue/Twinbrook Parkway Intersection

Typical Minimum Charge Getting to and from the Airport:

  • $42 Shuttle Service
  • $45 Rental Car
  • $75 Taxi

By Chocobo

  1. Acquire Chocobo Lure materia.
  2. Find a chocobo to battle.
  3. Feed it greens to distract it during the battle.
  4. Fight the enemies. Do not attack the chocobo!
  5. Defeat the enemies to capture the chocobo.
  6. Ride your chocobo to T-MODE.

Raise and breed different types of chocobos to explore other areas of Rockville, Maryland. Remember, chocobos are living creatures. Please park them outside and not in the hotel’s parking garage.

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