Getting Around on the Charm City Circulator

It can be difficult navigating unknown territory, and when you’re visiting a new city, you want to be able to enjoy the sights, not worry about how to get to them. That’s one of the reasons Baltimore introduced the Charm City Circulator, a fleet of free bus shuttles that travel four routes throughout the city. Hop on board to find out more about this popular transport service.

Regularly servicing residents, downtown employees and students, tourists and city visitors are welcome to hop on and off the Charm City Circulator — absolutely free of charge! If you arrive to Baltimore via train, bus or car, the Charm City Circulator can be used as a connector from various train stations as well as bus and commuter lots. The shuttle is also a convenient, reliable and eco-friendly form of public transportation offering service to many popular attractions within the city, like the Baltimore Museum of Art, the American Visionary Art Museum and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.

Charm City Circulator Routes and Timetables

The Circulator consists of four separate routes that link critical parts of the city:

  • The Purple Route runs from Charles Village to Federal Hill
  • The Orange Route runs from Hollins Market to Harbor East
  • The Green Route runs from City Hall to Fell's Point to Johns Hopkins
  • The Banner Route connects the Inner Harbor and Fort McHenry
  • The Harbor Connector connects Harbor View and Harbor East by boat

A shuttle arrives every 10 minutes at the designated stops on each route. Visit the Charm City Circulator website for schedules, maps and additional details.

The Charm City Circulator: Service at a Glance

  • Service is free!
  • Four routes
  • Runs every 10 minutes, seven days a week
  • Connects to less expensive parking outside of the downtown area
  • Connects to Amtrak, MARC, Light Rail and Metro Subway
  • Integrated with a new Water Taxi Harbor Connector
  • The clean, green fleet of shuttles is made up of 21 DesignLine 2009 EcoSaver IV LF Hybrid Electric vehicles — the first fleet of its kind in a major metropolitan area