Parking & Commuter Options

Parking Patient Centered Parking At Walter Reed Bethesda we are PATIENT-CENTERED in everything we do, including parking.  Convenient, accessible parking is a key aspect of our patients’ Walter Reed Bethesda experience. We are making the following change:

  • Bldg 63 (America Garage
  • Bldg 55 (Handicap staff continue to park in designated handicap parking spaces)
  • Bldg 54/Bldg 32 (MUPS)
  • Sanctuary Hall (New Garage opened 2 December)
  • G/H/N Lots
  • Palmer Road North and East
  • Brown Drive/Stone Lake Road
  • Ball Fields/AFFRI Upper Lot
  • Bldg 54
  • G Lot
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 = $140 (approximately)
  • Hourly at Meters = $.75 - $1.00 per hour
Metrorail Station Parking
Parking is available at 42 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 Lots

To park at NSA Bethesda, you will need a parking hang tag. The parking lots are designated by tenant command.

​Contractor Parking
Parking for the BRAC project (Clark Balfour & Beatty staff and subcontractors) should be within the designated construction zone. Violations of this guideline should be emailed to BRAC-FAQ@med.navy.mil.

Gate Schedule

Public Transit
METRO (Washington Transit homepage)


MARC (Maryland Rail Commuter system)
VRE (Virginia Railway Express)

Public Buses

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 first through the second level of the Staff Garage, Bldg 54 and the “I” lot. Yes, contractors are also eligible for carpool spots!

The distribution of carpool permits occurs multiple times throughout the year.  Staff members are reminded to look out for all hands messages announcing the next distribution.

Bicycle Riding

Bicycle Rack Locations (Click Here to View Map)
  • Building 147
  • Building 11
  • Building 27
  • Building 17
  • Q Lot
  • Building 62
  • America Garage
  • Building 54
  • Building 55
  • MUPS
  • Basement USU
  • NICoE
  • America Building
  • Building 1
  • Building 5
Shower and Locker Location
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Shuttles New base shuttles move you!
Military Shuttles in National Capital Region (Walter Reed, Annapolis, PAX River, Quantico)

Transportation Benefits MTFB (Mass Transit Fringe Benefits) Web Based Application
A new online, web based, application exists for MTFB. All DoD personnel that have a CAC card must utilize this new web base application at the following web link: http://www.whs.mil/dfd/PSD%20Services/Applying.cfm. Participants without a CAC card must continue to use the old DD Form 2845 (paper form). The new web based application will provide enhancements such as email notifications regarding the status of their application (as steps are approved). The participant's supervisor must have .mil or .gov email address. Ensure all requested information is complete and accurate to guarantee timely approvals. There are applicant and supervisor guides posted on the application website for review. Processing time for applications is 30 days and must be recertified 45 days from the applicant's anniversary date.

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 $125 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 = JTFCapMed/WRNMMC
Navy Active Duty/Navy Civilian = N-18 BUMED
Army Active Duty = WRNMMC Bethesda

To learn more about Vanpool Options, please visit: www.wmata.com/business/employer_fare_program/vanpools.cfm.

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

Commuter Alerts

Traffic cameras Traffic conditions and alerts in region


Are you an Active Duty member, or a Resident Checking In?

Report to your specific command upon arrival. After an initial check in, you will be directed to the Personnel Support Detachment (PSD), in Bldg. 17, for processing of your personnel and pay records. You will then return to your command to complete your check-in procedures that includes mandatory enrollment in Tricare Prime. If you need assistance after hours, visit the WRNMMC Command Duty Office in Bldg. 10, 1st floor lobby, or call (301) 295-4611.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Manpower Management
Phone: (301) 319-4900
Location: Bldg. 1, 5th floor

Naval Medical Research Center
Phone: (301) 319-7403
Location: Bldg. 17 – 2nd floor

Navy Medicine Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education
Phone: (301) 295-1251
Location: Bldg. 1, 17th floor

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Phone: (301) 295-3423
Location: Bldg. 71