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Directions to NTIS

(Approximately 11 miles south of Washington, D.C.)

National Technical Information Service
5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312

Phone: (703) 605-6040
TDD: (703) 487-4639


By Car

  • Take I-395 to Exit 2B, Edsall Rd toward VA-648.
  • Turn right at Cherokee Avenue.
  • Continue on Shawnee Road.
  • NTIS is on right.


By Metrorail and Cab

  • Take Metrorail to the Van Dorn Metro station.
  • The cab fare is approximately $15 from that location.


By Metrorail and Bus

  • Take Metrorail to the Van Dorn Metro station.
  • Take Fairfax Connector bus Route 321. This route runs about every 30 minutes.
  • Get off at Cherokee Avenue.
  • NTIS is about .25 mile straight up the road.