Airports & Trains

Baltimore is serviced by three major airports and Baltimore's Penn Station for rail service.

Getting to Baltimore: By Air

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 served 20.7 million passengers in 2006, and expects to grow to 30 million by 2010. 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.

BWI boasts:

  • 344 nonstop departures
  • 644 average daily arrivals anddepartures
  • 55 carriers, including Southwest, AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, US Airways and United
  • Daily nonstop international service to destinations including London, Toronto, Montego Bay, Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Best Concession Program Award presented by Airport Revenue News

Transfers from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport:

Prices vary; the following are estimates:

  • Individual taxi: $20-25
  • Sedan, limousine or van: $40 and up
  • Public transportation (bus or Light Rail): $1.60

Getting to Baltimore: By Rail

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, Baltimore's Penn Station 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.

Baltimore is a major stop for Amtrak's high-speed Acela Express service.