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How To Use Baltimore’s Public Transportation

It’s easy to travel around Charm City, thanks to an abundance of public transportation options. Whether you choose to bike, take the bus or enjoy a scenic boat ride, these Baltimore transportation options will help you 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, hours and more information.

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 your preferred brand’s app, plan your route and you’re ready to go.


Green Lime Scooter against brick wall

Bike companies like Lime provide a low-cost, fast and healthy way to travel around downtown Baltimore!

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 $2.00 for one-way and $4.60 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.