Baltimore. Easy to get to. Easy to get around. Situated in the heart of the Eastern Seaboard, Baltimore is easily accessible by plane, train and highway. Its close proximity to New York, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia make it the ideal place to spend your next getaway. You'll save time getting here and save time getting around, so you can make the most of your trip.
BWI to Downtown Baltimore- Quick, Easy and Inexpensive
Prices vary; the following are estimates:
- Individual taxi $40.00
- Sedan, limousineor van $$50.00 and up
- Public transportation (bus or Light Rail) $1.60
Charm City Circulator
Fast, frequent and free...that's the trademark of downtown Baltimore's new shuttle bus system, the Charm City Circulator. Visitors will find getting around Baltimore even easier with these sleek, hybrid buses providing convenient and reliable transportation on four different routes.
The free shuttles will run every 10 minutes from early morning to late night, seven days a week, so it will be easy for you to hop on and off to shop, visit a museum or attraction, browse around one of our many historic neighborhoods, or eat at one of Baltimore's amazing restaurants.
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Baltimore is served by three major airports: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI; 1-800-435-9294 or 410-859-7111) in Maryland, and Washington Dulles International Airport (703-572-2700) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (703-417-8000) in Northern Virginia.
Just 15 minutes from downtown, BWI Thurgood Marshall offers more than 600 flights per day to more than 70 domestic and international destinations. In 2012, BWI served 22.68 million passengers, marking their third consecutive annual record. Recently completed expansions and improvements resulted in 12,000 new parking spaces; new concourses and pedestrian bridges; moving sidewalks; a wider road in front of the terminal; and a monorail-style system connecting the airport, parking garages and the Amtrak/MARC Station.
- 344 nonstop departures
- 688 average daily arrivals and departures
- 55 carriers, including Southwest, AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, US Airways and United
- Daily nonstop internationalservice to destinations including London, Toronto, Montego Bay, Mexico and the Caribbean
- Best Concession Program Award presented by Airport Revenue News
Looking for an alternative to fixed wing commerical aircraft? Baltimore Helicopter Services offers charter service to the Eastern Shore, New York and more.
Baltimore is easily accessible by both train and car and is within driving distance of more than one-third of the nation's population.
Erected in 1911, Penn Station Baltimore is one of Amtrak's busiest stations, serving more than 855,000 guests each year. Amtrak trains run 24 hours aday, seven days a week. Penn Station Baltimore is a major stop for Amtrak's high-speed Acela Express service.
Baltimore's Light Rail and Metro systems carry passengers from outlyinghotels and BWI to the city.
There's no better way to get around in Baltimore or to see the city than from the water. Baltimore offers a number of different ways to sail around town, including Baltimore Water Taxis.
Vacationers no longer need to add airfare to the cost of their cruise because the Port of Baltimore Cruise Terminal is just a short drive away. Baltimore is the perfect spot to cruise from! Click here to learn more and see a complete cruise schedule.
Motor Coach Parking Facility
Baltimore LOVES buses!
Visit Baltimore, working in conjuntion with the Parking Authority of Baltimore City and The Department of Transportation and paid for in part by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority opened a new ADA compliant Motor Coach Parking Facility. This facility welcomes your drivers with 61 spaces and a climate controlled lounge with clean restrooms, leather couches, vending and more.
This state of the art facility also includes:
- Pump out facilities
- In/out privileges
- Friendly, customer service staff certified through the Baltimore Tourism Ambassador Program
- Internet access
- Free admission for driver into the B&O Railroad Museum (during normal operating hours)
- Cable television
- Secure and monitored 24 hours a day
The facility is open and staffed from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. seven days a week from March 1 - Late December. Drivers can pull in during this time to pay for metered hourly parking, 12 hour parking and overnight parking as well. Prices are incredibly reasonable at $5.00 per hour, $25.00 for 12 hours and $35.00 for overnight parking. Motor coaches overnighting in Baltimore can qualify for discounted parking by calling 877-BALITMORE and selecting option "4". You can download a copy of the informational sheet by clicking HERE. For reservations or additional information, please call 410-385-5848. Overnight bus parking can qualify for discounts. Call our group tour sales department at 410-659-7090 to learn how.
Save money and time by reserving a parking space at a Baltimore area parking garage. By booking with Parking Panda you can avoid the hassle of parking in downtown Baltimore.
Select the space that works for you and view more details and photos. Pay for your space on the website or directly from your mobile phone. Done! Go ahead and park in your space on the day of your reservation. Parking Panda now offers an app to help you find a space using your smartphone. Click here for more information.
Plan your trip!
- Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy June 9, 2013 - June 9, 2014 | All Day
- CAA Men's Basketball Championship March 7, 2014 - March 10, 2014 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! October 5, 2013 - August 31, 2014 | All Day
- Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause February 11, 2014 - September 1, 2014 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Fell’s Point Haunted PubWalk March 1, 2014 - November 29, 2014 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm