Directions to ASTC Pax River and Lodging

Driving Directions

ASTC Patuxent River is a department of the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center, NAS Pensacola FL serving as the Training Agent for Aviation Survival Training and the subject matter experts on all military operational medicine.

ASTC Patuxent River provides and meets the aviation survival and safety requirements of all Naval Aviation and DoD activities. Through didactic classroom or squadron lectures, simulator devices and a curriculum that emphasizes hands-on exposure to survival skills, we offer the best survival training available to the Fleet. NAS Patuxent River is located at the mouth of the Patuxent River. The station overlooks the picturesque Chesapeake Bay and occupies approximately 7,800+ acres on Cedar Point.

ASTC Address: NAS Bldg. 2165, 22025 Fortin Circle , Patuxent River, MD
(301) 342-1514/16 (DSN) 342
ASTC CDO (301) 535-5089

From the Washington D.C. area: From I-495, take Exit 7A MD-5 South (Branch Avenue). Continue on MD-5 South (approximately 35 miles) until it intersects with MD-235 South. Follow MD-235 South for approximately 20 miles. Patuxent River NAS will be on your left hand side. Enter at Gate 2. Follow Cedar Point Road to first traffic light. Turn right at light (Buse Road) and then first left. You will see the ASTC on the right hand side.

From Richmond VA. area: Take 95 North to Bowling Green , then U.S. 301 North through Dahlgren and over the Potomac River (Governor Nice) Bridge. There is no northbound toll. Once in Maryland , proceed to the second light and turn right onto Rt. 234. Follow Rt. 234 to Rt. 5 and turn right to Leonardtown. Once in Leonardtown, proceed straight through the light and turn left onto St. Andrews Church Rd (Rt. 4) to the Rt. 235 intersection. Turn right onto Rt. 235 and follow into Lexington Park . Enter at Gate 2. Follow Cedar Point Road to first traffic light. Turn right at light ( Buse Road ) and then first left. You will see the ASTC on the right hand side.

Arrivals via commercial air carrier

Commercial flights land at one of three airports in the Washington D. C., and Baltimore areas. Reagan (formerly Washington ) National and Dulles International are located in the Washington , D. C. metro area. Baltimore/ Washington International (BWI) is located near Baltimore . Because of the rural location, no public transportation is available between the airports and Pax River . To avoid being stranded at an airport, it is important to have either a nationally recognized credit card or enough cash on hand to spend the night in a hotel or rent a car. Taxi service is available, but costs between $80 and $100 from the airports to the station.

In order to be reimbursed for taxi fares or rental car fees, orders must specifically state: Authorized to utilize taxi or rental car from airport to ultimate destination. Coordinating your arrival with your sponsor or the Command Duty Office can help avoid transportation problems. The Command Duty Office telephone number is (301) 342-1097 or DSN 342-1097. The naval air station operates a shuttle service to the Washington, D.C. area on weekdays. Navy vans stop at Reagan National Airport twice daily, Monday through Friday, except on holidays, and depart from the main terminal entrance at 7:50 a.m., 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Call Public Works Transportation at (301) 342-2458 for arrival times.


Combined Bachelors Quarters
Location: Main Office
Telephone: Front Desk/Reservations - (301) 342-3601
FAX: (301) 995-3614
Hours: 24 hours a day
Reservations taken Monday through Friday 0730-1600

Navy Lodge
Telephone: (301) 737-2400 or 1-800-NAVY-INN
Hours: 24 hours a day
Reservations: Check-in 1500-1800, check-out 1200. All ranks, active duty (on duty or leave), reservists, and other authorized guests may make reservations.