business is a go — From Here, the world

Whether you want to travel across town or around the globe, you’ll find it’s easy to get there from Montgomery County. With convenient access to three airports, D.C. Metro, MARC trains, Rapid bus lanes, and dedicated bike paths—professionals and residents alike have excellent options for getting around. In addition to our comprehensive transportation network, we’re perfectly situated next door to Washington, D.C. and halfway between Boston and Atlanta, on our nation’s most prosperous business corridor.

As an international company with operations in Europe, Brazil, and India, being able to get anywhere in the world quickly is essential — and the three international airports within 45 minutes' drive allow that.

Pradman Kaul, President, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Travel by Air to Anywhere

Global business is big business in Montgomery County. We have three international airports with direct flights to many international destinations. And since more than 160 foreign-owned companies have North American headquarters in the county, this offers a big strategic advantage.

43 minutes to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall > (BWI)

36 minutes to Dulles International > (IAD)

31 minutes to Ronald Reagan Washington National > (DCA)

Also, Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg provides convenient corporate and general aviation, offering a local alternative to regional transportation.

Metro System

Washington, D.C.’s Metro system is one of the best public transit systems in the country, with 117 miles and 91 rail stops located throughout Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. The mass transit service contributes to a regionally connected area, and Metro buses are also available to add riding options.


With construction already started, the new Purple Line will link Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton—with service projected to begin in 2022.


Commuter Trains

MARC trains provide efficient statewide transportation for commuters coming in and out of Montgomery County, with stops in Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville and Silver Spring. Amtrak also stops in the area, with a platform in Rockville.

Taking a Drive

Near the I-95 corridor, Montgomery County is perfectly situated for travel up and down the east coast. The I-495 Capital Beltway to the south provides access to Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, with the ICC connecting the I-270 Tech corridor to I-95 and College Park.

Minutes to Washington, D.C.

35 miles to Baltimore

141 miles to Philadelphia

227 miles to New York

8 minutes to I-270/I-495

Capital BikeShare

Montgomery County is part of the regional Capital Bikeshare system. Pick up a bike for quick and easy rides to home or work at participating Rockville, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Takoma Park and Chevy Chase communities. 


Pedestrian Friendly

Living here in Montgomery County allow many residents to enjoy walkable streets, landscaped sidewalks, bikeways, trails, and paths for pedestrian circulation and connections to surrounding communities.

Taxies, Uber, Lyft and More

Driving services are readily available throughout Montgomery County and the greater metro area.

Port of Baltimore

If shipping is an important part of your business model and growth potential, enjoy convenient access to the Port of Baltimore.

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Coming to the County

Greener and cleaner, a faster and more comfortable bus service is coming to Montgomery County with the Bus Rapid Transit. Service will start with a 13.5-mile project between Burtonsville and downtown Silver Spring, set to open in 2020. Other areas of future service include routes between Clarksburg and Bethesda, and Rockville and Wheaton. With more frequent service, dedicate lanes and green light priority signaling, BRT will be an excellent addition to Montgomery County’s public transportation options.