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Three Reasons To Love the Baltimore Airport

Baltimore's airport is modern, growing and, best of all, convenient.

Located just nine miles south of Baltimore—and 32 miles from Washington, D.C.—Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) offers travelers more than 500 flights daily on 36 airlines to and from cities across the U.S., as well as Toronto, Reykjavik and Punta Cana, among its 13 international destinations.

Beyond its central location, though, we think BWI has a lot to recommend for area visitors. Here are our top three reasons why you’ll love flying in and out of the Baltimore airport.

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1. Customer Service

BWI Airport regularly gets top marks in passenger satisfaction surveys for easy access, a variety of dining and shopping choices, and recreational opportunities. Despite becoming busier every year, with more flights and more airlines, this Baltimore airport maintains its customer-first attitude.

BWI has been regularly setting new monthly passenger records with million passengers using the airport each year. Southwest is by far the biggest and most active carrier but United, Delta, Spirit and American airlines have a significant presence here as well.

Find out how BWI Airport is working hard to keep you safe and healthy while you travel

2. Food, Retail and Amenities

The Baltimore airport continually works to improve the visitor experience by adding dining and shopping options with more local flair. DuClaw Brewing Company and Flying Dog Tap House offer locally made beers while Obrycki’s and Phillip’s give you a taste of Baltimore staples like crab cakes and steamed crabs before you get to the city.

After your meal, peruse the options at local jewelry company Pandora or other luxury items at places like MACBrooks BrothersKiehl’s and Johnston & Murphy.

To work off all the eating you’re sure to be doing, BWI offers an in-airport gym with showers and access to cardio equipment, stretching space, free weights, medicine balls, stability balls, a TRX system and yoga props. If you want to stretch your legs outside, there is a 12.5-mile trail that surrounds the entire airport, perfect for walking or biking with rented bikes.

3. Convenient Access to the Baltimore Area

Once in the area, travelers have easy access to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. with Amtrak and MARC commuter trains. Convenient and frequent shuttle buses take rail travelers to and from their airport gates. Baltimore’s Light Rail also serves BWI with routes into the city and beyond. Learn how to get to downtown Baltimore from the airport.

The hotels surrounding BWI offer all the luxuries of staying in the city with the convenience of being close to the airport. Many hotels offer shuttles to get you settled into your room quickly with cheap and easy transportation options to get your day of sightseeing, shopping and dining in Baltimore started quickly.