Travel Information

***Special Needs***

Please contact the Logistics Coordinator at or at at least three weeks before the meeting or by December 12, 2008 if you require assistance getting to or from any of the sessions or events, or need special dietary or physical accommodation at any of the events or sessions. JMM staff is happy to accommodate any attendee who needs assistance to the best of their ability to ensure that all attendees are able to participate in the meeting.

Click here to see details on services offered by the hotels for the physically challenged.

Special Airline Discounts!

The official airline for the meetings is Delta. The AMS and MAA have made an agreement with Delta that will enable meetings’ participants to enjoy exclusive discounts in Y- Q classes and in First class! Discounts vary depending on the cabin and available airfare level.

We cannot guarantee that these will be the lowest fares when you make your arrangements but they will be the lowest Delta fares available online. We strongly urge participants to make use of this special deal if at all possible, since the AMS and MAA can earn complimentary tickets. These tickets are used to send meetings’ staff (not officers or other staff) to the Joint Mathematics Meetings, thereby keeping the costs of the meetings and registration fees down.

To make reservations, click on the Delta Air Lines logo below:

This will bring you to the Delta Air Lines website – where you can make your reservations and have your tickets issued. The applicable discount will automatically apply and the total airfare noted included all taxes and fees – convenient, fast and NO MEETING CODE NEEDED.

Reservations can be made by one of TWO ways:

1. By clicking the link above to be recognized as a Joint Mathematics Meetings participant - If you go to the website directly (and not via this link), you will NOT be eligible for a discount. Your benefits include:

  • No airline or agency booking fees, and
  • The ability to skip the airport lines! Check in on line and print your boarding pass within 24 hours of your flight time.

2. By calling the Delta's Association Desk and referencing "DP29" to be recognized as a Joint Mathematics Meetings participant - This option is available for people who are not comfortable with booking online. A booking fee does apply for this option.

  • Phone 1 800-455-2720
  • Hours 9:00AM - 5:30PM EST (Mon-Fri)
  • Reference Number: DP29


Traveling from the Airport

Washington DC is on Eastern Standard Time and is conveniently served by three large airports: Ronald Reagan/Washington National (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Terminal maps of each airport can be found online: Ronald Reagan/Washington National: national/directions_maps_reagan/terminal_map_2; Dulles International:; Baltimore/Washington International:

Driving Directions (to the Marriott/Omni)

From Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA): The Marriott and the Omni are approximately nine miles northwest of DCA. Leaving the airport, follow the signs to Washington DC northbound along the George Washington Parkway. Take I-395 North to Route 1 (Route 1 is the 14th Street Bridge). Merge to the far left lane on the bridge and follow the signs for 14th Street. Take 14th Street for one mile. Turn left onto K Street. Continue on K for five blocks. Turn right onto Connecticut Ave. and drive about one mile. Cross over the William Taft Bridge. Turn left onto Calvert St. to the Omni, or continue on and make a left turn at the third light after the bridge onto Woodley Rd. for the Marriott.

From Dulles Airport (IAD): The Marriott and the Omni are approximately 25 miles northeast of IAD. Upon leaving the airport, follow the signs to Interstate 66 east to Washington. Follow I-66 to the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge (U.S. Route 50). Take the Constitution Ave. exit off of the bridge. Continue on Constitution for six blocks and make a left turn onto 17th Street. This will change to Connecticut Ave. Continue on Connecticut Ave. for one mile. Cross over the William Taft Bridge. Turn left onto Calvert St. to the Omni, or continue on and make a left turn at the third light after the bridge onto Woodley Rd. for the Marriott.

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI): The Marriott and the Omni are approximately 33 miles southwest of BWI. Upon leaving the airport, follow the signs to I-95 South. From I-95 S take I-495 West towards Silver Spring to Exit 33, Connecticut Ave. Southbound. Continue south on Connecticut Avenue for about 6.5 miles. Turn right onto Woodley Rd. for the Marriott or continue on and take a right onto Calvert S. for the Omni.


Public Transportation

Taxi: One-way taxi fare to the Marriott Wardman Park or to the Omni Shoreham is approximately US$18-20 from DCA, approximately US$55 from IAD, and around US$79 from BWI.

SuperShuttle: or 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826). Trips can be booked in shared vans, up to seven people. The fares below (current at press time) are from the airport to the Marriott Wardman Park, the Omni Shoreham, or the Hilton.

From DCA: US$12 for the first person and US$10 for each additional person in the party. Upon leaving the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the outside curb and contact the SuperShuttle representative. After hours, call 1-800-258-3826 and press 1 for dispatch or 2 for reservations.

From IAD: US$27 for the first person and US$10 for each additional person in the party. Proceed to parking and ground transportation curb outside the Baggage Claim area to the SuperShuttle stop. A map showing the shuttle stop can be seen at

From BWI: US$36 for the first person, and US$13 for each additional person in the party. Proceed to the lower level near luggage carousels 1-5 (Southwest Airlines in Pier A/B).

Metro (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, The Marriott Wardman Park and the Omni Shoreham are right next to the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Stop on the Red Line. The Hilton is closer to the Dupont Circle stop, also on the Red Line. The Metrorail (subway) system map can be accessed at To phone for information on the Metrorail system, call (202) 637-7000; TDD (202) 638-3780.

From DCA: The airport is on the Yellow Line. The metro station is on Concourse Level 2, accessible from Terminals B and C by enclosed pedestrian bridges. If you arrive at Terminal A, exit the terminal to the street-side curb, and board any Airport Shuttle bus. At the stops for Parking Garages B and C (bus shelter #3 and bus shelter #5) you may access an enclosed bridge which connects to the Metrorail station. Travel on the Yellow Line to Gallery Pl/Chinatown. Change to the Red Line in the direction of Shady Grove to the Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan stop. Regular fare is around US$2.55 (discounted fares are available).

From IAD: Purchase a ticket (one-way or round-trip) at the Washington Flyer Coach ticket counter located at Arrivals Door #4 in the Main Terminal and board the Coach from this location. The buses depart approximately every 30 minutes, but please listen for announcements for exact bus departure times. The schedule is at Ticket prices are US$10 one way and US$18 round trip. The Washington Flyer will bring you to the West Falls Church Metro stop on the Orange Line. Trains bound for New Carrollton will take you toward downtown Washington DC. Change at Metro Center to the Red Line. Take the Red Line to Woodley Park or Dupont Circle.

From BWI: It is possible to take the BWI Express Metro Bus Service into Washington DC. (Please refer to Metro Bus Service provides a direct connection between BWI and the Greenbelt Metro Station on the Green Line in Washington DC. The fare is approximately US$7. The BWI Express/B30 service runs every 40 minutes, seven days a week to the Greenbelt Metro Station. Buses run 25 times each weekday and 21 times on Saturdays and Sunday, every 40 minutes. There are two WMATA Bus Stops. One is located on the lower level of the International Concourse and the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B. The B30 will pick you up outside at the bus shelter. Follow the signs that say "Public Transit".

When you arrive at the Greenbelt Station, take the Green line south and transfer to the Red Line at Gallery Pl-Chinatown to proceed to the Marriott, Omni, or Hilton. For more information call 202-637-7000 or go to

Train from BWI: Rail transportation is available from the BWI Train Station; for details and a map of its location relative to the airport terminal, see MARC trains provide service (Monday to Friday only) to Union Station in Washington DC for US$6 one way. The MARC route to from BWI to Union Station is the Penn Line. The schedule is at

Amtrak has daily train service to Union Station in Washington DC starting at US$12 one way. Four routes connect BWI to Union Station (WAS), so Amtrak trains are fairly frequent. To check possible trains and prices, see or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

From Union Station, transfer to the Metro (subway). The Marriott, Omni, and Hilton are all on the Red line. Taxi service is available from Union Station.

Discounted Car Rental

Avis Rent A Car is the official car rental company for the meetings. Depending on variables such as location, length of rental, and size of vehicle, Avis will offer participants the best available rate which can range from 5% - 25% discount off regular rates. Participants must use the assigned Meeting Avis Discount Number (J098887) and meet Avis rate requirements to receive the discount. (Rate discounts are available at all corporate and participating licensee locations.) Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-331-1600 or online at

All car rentals include unlimited free mileage and are available to renters 25 years and older. Renters must also meet Avis's driver and credit requirements. Return to the same rental location or additional surcharges may apply. Rates do not include any state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges.


Travel Information for International Participants

International participants should view the important information about traveling to the United States at

Because of increased scrutiny of visa applicants, many potential attendees of scientific meetings in the United States have experienced unusual delays in obtaining travel visas. If you need a letter of invitation from the AMS and have not yet requested it, please send email to and an invitation will be forwarded as soon as possible. In order to compose and send your letter, we will need your document number, email address, and your complete mailing address. Also see this very informative document from the U.S. Department of State which lists answers to frequently asked questions about the processing of visas ( You should also be aware that this meeting has been registered with the U.S. Department of State.

Machine Readable Passports Required by June 26, 2005: The Department of Homeland Security reminds travelers from the 27 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries (see the website cited above for a list) that as of June 26, 2005, they must have a machine-readable passport to enter the United States without a visa. Beginning June 26, 2005, transportation carriers will be fined US$3,300, per violation, for transporting any VWP traveler to the United States without a machine-readable passport. Similarly, VWP travelers arriving in the United States on that date without a machine-readable passport should not anticipate being granted one-time entry into the country. As an alternative for persons with immediate travel plans who are unable to obtain a machine-readable passport in time, the individual may apply for a U.S. visa at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad.