Maryland’s second largest city is actually within just an hour of three major international airports including Baltimore/Washington International Airport, Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. From these three major airports you can get to the region from numerous cities across the United States, with plenty of direct flights from major west coast city, and even many smaller regional airports. The combined airports offer service on virtually every major and regional US air carrier, and Dulles is a hub for United Airlines, with many flights also available on American, Delta, Northwest and Continental. From the airports rental cars and taxis are readily available, as are shuttle bus service.

Frederick County is also served by AMTRAK, via a connection to MARC Rail, with three stations located throughout the area. There is also Greyhound bus service available directly to downtown Frederick.

Located in the central part of Maryland, Frederick is about 45 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, DC, and about 33 miles from Gettysburg. It is at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and Interstate 270, as well as US 15, US 40 and 40A and US 340. The highways are generally well maintained and driving to Frederick can be quite simple. Drivers should observe posted speed limits, and watch for construction along the major roads and highways.