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There are 5 ways to get from Germantown to Bethesda by bus, subway, taxi or car

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Line 100 bus, subway  •  36 min

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Germantown Transit Center & Bay B to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East 100
  2. Take the subway from SHADY GROVE station to BETHESDA station Red

$4 - $8

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Line 61 bus, subway  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the line 61 bus from Germantown Rd & Bowman Mill Dr to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East 61
  2. Take the subway from SHADY GROVE station to BETHESDA station Red

$4 - $8

Line 100 bus, line 101 bus  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Germantown Transit Center & Bay B to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East 100
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Shady Grove Station & Bay C - West to Medical Center Station & Bay E 101

$4 - $9

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Germantown to Bethesda 18.7 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Germantown to Bethesda 18.7 miles

$1 - $3

Germantown to Bethesda by bus and subway

The journey time between Germantown and Bethesda is around 39 min and covers a distance of around 19 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 36 min. Operated by Montgomery County MD Ride On and Metro Washington DC, the Germantown to Bethesda service departs from Germantown Transit Center & Bay B and arrives in BETHESDA station. Typically 381 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
39 min
Fastest journey time:
36 min
Journey distance:
19 miles
Services per week:
381
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:40
Last service departs at:
23:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Germantown to Bethesda bus and subway schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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The cheapest way to get from Germantown to Bethesda is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Germantown to Bethesda is to taxi which costs $60 - $75 and takes 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Germantown to Bethesda station. However, there are services departing from Germantown Transit Center & Bay B and arriving at Medical Center Station & Bay E via Shady Grove Station & Bay C - West. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 30m.

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The distance between Germantown and Bethesda is 16 miles. The road distance is 18.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Germantown to Bethesda without a car is to line 100 bus and subway which takes 36 min and costs $4 - $9.

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It takes approximately 36 min to get from Germantown to Bethesda, including transfers.

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Germantown to Bethesda bus services, operated by Montgomery County MD Ride On, depart from Germantown Transit Center & Bay B station.

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Germantown to Bethesda bus services, operated by Montgomery County MD Ride On, arrive at Medical Center Station & Bay E.

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Yes, the driving distance between Germantown to Bethesda is 19 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Germantown to Bethesda.

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  • Distance: 16.3 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

What companies run services between Germantown, Montgomery County, MD, USA and Bethesda, MD, USA?

You can take a bus from Germantown to Bethesda via Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East and Shady Grove Station & Bay C - West in around 1h 30m.

Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from SHADY GROVE station to BETHESDA station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Montgomery County MD Ride On
Website
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Germantown Transit Center & Bay B to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Germantown Rd & Bowman Mill Dr to Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Shady Grove Station & Bay C - West to Medical Center Station & Bay E
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
Other operators
Taxi from Germantown to Bethesda
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Reston Express
Phone
+1 703-402-1137
Website
restonexpress.com
Yellow Cab Services
Phone
+1-866-302-9898
Website
yellowcabservices.com
Yellow Cab of Frederick
Phone
+1-301-662-2250

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