BALTIMORE - WASHINGTON AIRPORT (BWI)
|Baltimore - Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (10 miles south of downtown Baltimore and 30 miles north of downtown Washington) is served by the following ground transportation options:
A - train
B - metro (connected by local bus)
C - shared ride van
D - taxi
E - limousine
F - rental car
The airport has 5 concourses, A - E (although note that A & B are essentially merged.)
Concourse E is officially titled the William Donald Schaefer International Terminal.
|Terminal passenger links
The airport provides free internal shuttle bus services to the airport railway station, car rental facilities and the parking lots.
Shuttle stops are located on the lower level terminal roadway.
|A1: MARC Trains
Monday through Friday only.
MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) Trains are provided by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and serve Baltimore, Washington DC, Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County and Harford County.
The station is a mile from the airport and is connected to the terminal by free shuttle buses.
The Penn Line route north includes Baltimore Penn Station while the route south includes Washington Union Station.
@ Summer 2009 some one way sample fares:
- Baltimore Penn Station, $4.
- Washington DC Union Station, $6.
|A2: Light Rail
The Light Rail Service is provided by the MTA and is available to downtown Baltimore, Timonium, and Hunt Valley.
Purchase a ticket from a ticket vending machine before boarding. The ticket vending machines will now take credit (but not debit) cards.
Note that to go to Penn Station, exit the train at Mt. Royal Avenue, and take the Penn Station Light Rail.
@ Summer 2009 fares are:
- one way, $1.60.
- day pass, $3.50 (includes Baltimore Buses and Metro Subway.)
- weekly pass, $16.50 (includes Baltimore Buses and Metro Subway.)
Amtrak trains run south from the airport railway station - connected to the terminal by free shuttle buses. There are 3 routes passing through the station:
- Acela Express, runs between Boston South Station and Washington DC Union Station, via New Haven, New York (Penn), Philadelphia (30th Street) and Baltimore (Penn.)
- Northeast Regional, runs between Boston South Station and Newport News in Virginia, via New Haven, New York (Penn), Philadelphia (30th Street), Baltimore (Penn), Washington (Union) and Richmond.
- The Vermonter, runs daily between St Albans in Vermont and Washington DC Union Station, via New Haven, New York (Penn), Philadelphia (30th Street) and Baltimore (Penn.)
|B: BWI Express, connecting to Metro
A Washington DC Metro bus service, the BWI Express (B30), runs from the airport to Greenbelt metro station - located on the Green Line of the Washington Metro System. These buses run 25 times each weekday and 21 times on Saturdays and Sunday, every 40 minutes.
There are two bus stops. One is located on the lower level of the International Concourse and the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B.
The Greenbelt Metro Station connects to metro stations throughout Washington DC, Virginia, Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties.
@ Summer 2009 a regular fare on the metro from Greenbelt to L’Enfant Plaza is $3.80.
|C1: The Airport Shuttle
This service offers a door to door reservation service covering various locations and hotels in the State of Maryland, including Howard County and Anne Arundel County.
Pick up outside door 10 (door 3 if traveling with Southwest.)
@ Summer 2009 some sample fares are:
- cruise terminal, $29 ($38 for 2 persons.)
- Baltimore Inner Harbor, $20.
|C2: Shared Ride Vans
A number of companies provide shuttle service from the airport to Baltimore's Inner Harbor Hotel District, downtown Baltimore, Prince George, Montgomery, Anne Arundel Counties and Annapolis as well as Northern Virginia - reservations recommended.
@ Summer 2009 typical fares are:
- Baltimore Inner Harbor, $13.
- Washington DC, $37 + $12 per additional passenger.
- Arlington, Virginia, $48 + $12 per additional passenger.
|C3: Hotel Shuttles
Courtesy vans are operated by select hotels in and around the airport area.
The taxi stand is located just outside of the baggage claim area of the Lower Level of the terminal - note that these cabs are prohibited from charging flat rates.
Limousines are available only by advanced reservation.
|F: Rental Cars
Take the free shuttle from the lower level terminal for a ten-minute ride to the rental car facility.
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