How To Use Baltimore’s Public Transportation
Baltimore Water Taxi
The Baltimore Water Taxi offers one price for all-day, unlimited on-off service to more than 30 attractions and neighborhoods. If traveling between waterfront neighborhoods, this is the most picturesque way to get there. For information on water taxi stops, schedules and pricing, visit the Baltimore Water Taxi website.
Charm City Circulator
The Charm City Circulator is a free downtown bus system to help visitors and residents get around. Buses run about every 15 minutes along the four following routes:
- Orange: Hollins Market through Harbor East
- Purple: Inner Harbor/Federal Hill through 33rd Street
- Green: City Hall, Fell’s Point through John Hopkins
- Banner: Inner Harbor through Fort McHenry
Visit the Charm City Circulator website for a full list of stop locations and to track the next arriving bus.
Dockless Scooters & Bicycles
Electric scooters, and sometimes bicycles, such as Lime, Bolt, Jump and Spin are available throughout the city. For a small fee you can pick up a scooter wherever you find one and drop it at your destination. (Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet and use bike lanes.) Simply download the app, plan your route and you’re ready to go.
MTA Bus, Subway and Light Rail Service
MTA bus service currently has more that 60 bus routes, which include high frequency CityLink, LocalLink and Express BusLink routes which operate from various suburbs to downtown Baltimore. In addition to bus service, MTA operates Metro SubwayLink and Light RailLink which operates in and around the downtown Baltimore area. Fares are $1.90 for one-way and $4.40 for a day pass and can be paid by CharmPass mobile fare app or cash when boarding the bus.
Taxi & Car Services
When the weather is inclement, a taxi or car service may be the quickest and easiest option. A number of ride sharing services are available in Baltimore, including Uber and Lyft. You may also schedule a pickup from traditional taxi cabs such as Yellow/Checker Cab, OnCabs Baltimore and zTrip.