This map shows the location of Silver Spring a suburban city located in Montgomery County, Maryland just north of the Washington, DC line and about 2 miles south of the Capital Beltway (I-495). Downtown Silver Spring is an urban district with a variety of dining, shopping, and cultural arts venues. There is a Metro station in the heart of the downtown area, providing easy access from around the region.
Driving Directions to Downtown Silver Spring
From Washington DC: Follow 16th Street North towards Maryland. Merge right onto Alaska Avenue immediately after Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Turn left onto Georgia Avenue (MD-97 North) and proceed for approximately 1.5 miles to the center of Downtown Silver Spring.
From the Capital Beltway (I-495) from the West: Take Georgia Avenue (MD-97 South) exit (Exit 31B South) towards Silver Spring. Continue on Georgia Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to the center of Downtown Silver Spring.
From the Capital Beltway (I-495) from the East: Take Colesville Road (US 29) exit (Exit 30) towards Silver Spring. Continue on Colesville Road for approximately 1.5 miles to the center of Downtown Silver Spring.
Public Parking Garages and Lots in Downtown Silver Spring
The downtown public parking garages charge hourly or daily fees during the week and offer free parking on evenings, weekends and County holidays.
Downtown Silver Spring Map and Transportation Options
Downtown Silver Spring has developed and expanded in recent years. The major roads through the area are Georgia Avenue (Route 97) and Colesville Road (Route 29). The main shopping, dining, and entertainment area surround Veterans Plaza at Fenton St. and Ellsworth Dr. There is a free shuttle to get around downtown Silver Spring that operates daily (hours vary).
Silver Spring is accessible by Metrorail and Metrobus. The Metro Station is located at 8400-01 Colesville Rd Silver Spring, MD. Metrobus Routes: 70, 71, J5, F4, F6, JHI, J2, J3, J4, Q2, S2, S4, Y8, Z5
Montgomery County's Ride-on-Bus runs through Silver Spring. Routes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 28
MARC Train provides commuter rail service to Baltimore and Washington DC. The station is located at 1170 Bonifant St. Silver Spring, MD
Capital Bikeshare allows you to take a bike from one of over 180 stations in DC and Arlington, and return it to a nearby docking station. Docking stations in Silver Spring are located at 1212 East-West Hwy, the Metropolitan Branch Trail, and 8500 Colesville Road.