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How To Use Baltimore’s Public Transportation

Try these Baltimore transportation options to explore the city like a local.

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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


The Charm City Circulator in downtown Baltimore.

The Charm City Circulator in downtown Baltimore.


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.


Light Rail

If you’re traveling from one end of the city to another, this is the cheapest option. The Baltimore Light Rail runs north to south, from Hunt Valley to BWI Airport. Trains operate every 10-30 minutes depending on the time of day and your destination. The fare is $1.80 for one-way trip and $4.20 for a day pass. Visit the Baltimore Light Rail website for details on stop locations and train schedules.

MTA Bus System

MTA bus service currently has more than 60 bus routes, which include high frequency CityLink routes, LocalLink, and Express BusLink routes (which operate from various suburbs to downtown Baltimore). Bus fare is $1.80 for one-way and $4.20 for a day pass and must be paid in 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.