Patient Parking

* A portion of Brown Drive will be closed indefinitely beginning 13 April. For appointments in America Building (19), please use the North Gate (1) to park in America Garage (63). For appointments in Arrowhead (9) and Eagle (10), please use the South Gate (2) to park in Arrowhead Garage (55). See map.
  • Bldg 63 (America Garage)
  • Bldg 55 (Handicap staff continue to park in designated handicap parking spaces)

Blue and Yellow Permit Holders Authorized Parking Areas:

  • Bldg 54/Bldg 32 (MUPS)
  • Bldg 57
  • Bldg 17
  • Bldg 71
  • Z Lot, D Lot

Volunteer Parking:

  • Bldg 55

Vendor Parking:

  • Bldg 55

Public Parking in Bethesda

Public parking options are available in downtown Bethesda. Staff can park in these areas and then ride the Metro to the Medical Center Station. Transit benefits can be applied to the Metrorail cost, but not to public parking expenses.
  • Additional cost of parking in Bethesda
    Monthly = $150 (approximately)
  • Hourly at Meters = $1.00 - $2.25 per hour 
Metrorail Station Parking
Parking is available at 44 metrorail stations. The list of Metrorail stations and the daily costs for parking can be found on the WMATA website. The cost of parking is not included in the Mass Transit Fringe Benefit program. *The parking facility at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station is only one stop from the Medical Center Station.

Park and Ride Lots 
Located throughout Washington Metropolitan Region. In most cases, parking is free and there is a connection to the Metrorail via buses that can be paid for using the Transit Benefit Program. For Park and Ride Lots in the Metropolitan Washington Region (Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia), please review the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments website.  meet your carpoolers or take public transportation from here:
  • Northern Virginia
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Frederick County
  • Anne Arundel County

Staff Parking

To park at NSA Bethesda, you will need a parking permit issued by NSA Bethesda.

Gate Schedule

Public Transit

METRO (Washington Transit homepage)
MARC (Maryland Rail Commuter system)
VRE (Virginia Railway Express) 


Maryland (MTA) Commuter Buses
Montgomery County Transportation
Annapolis Transit 
Frederick County Transit Services 
Prince George’s Co, MD – The Bus 
Charles County, MD - Vango 

Fairfax City CUE 
Fairfax Connector 
Reston Town Center Association 
Loudoun Commuter Bus Service 
OmniRide/PRTC (Prince William County/ DC Metro area) 

Carpool/Vanpool Carpool Parking at WRNMMC 
Parking designated for carpools is on the top floor of Bldg 54, on Level 1 in Bldg 17 and on the third floor of Bldg 32. Yes, contractors are also eligible for carpool spots! 

The distribution of carpool permits occurs based off a waiting list managed by the Installation Transportation Officer.

Bicycle Riding

Bicycle Rack Locations
  • Building 147
  • Building 11
  • Building 27
  • Building 17
  • Q Lot
  • Building 62
  • America Garage 63
  • Building 54
  • Building 55
  • MUPS 32
  • Basement USU
  • NICoE 51
  • Building 1
  • Building 5
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Shuttles New base shuttles move you!
Military Shuttles in National Capital Region (Walter Reed, Annapolis, PAX River, Quantico)

Mass Transit Fringe Benefits
Mass Transit Fringe Benefit (MTFB) are available to Civilian & Active Duty Military staff. This is in addition to their current pay, up to $270 per month (subject to change), for their personal commuting costs using Mass Transit. MTFB can be applied to rail, bus and/or approved vanpools but not parking costs. On-line applications are available at Washington Headquarters Service (WHS).

Applicable Organizational Codes:
DoD Civilian =  DHA-NCR MD-WRNMMC - DHA-NCRMD - Walter Reed National Military medical Command
Navy Active Duty/Navy Civilian = N-18 BUMED
Army Active Duty = WRNMMC Bethesda

To learn more about Vanpool Options, please visit:

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Commuter Connections is a network coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). 

Commuter Alerts
Traffic cameras Traffic conditions and alerts in region 

Last Updated 4/10/2020