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Baltimore-Washington Airport

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)


Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is located 30 miles (50km) from Washington DC, and just 10 miles (16km) from Baltimore. The airport is a stress-free alternative to the region's far busier Dulles International and Washington Airport.

As a major hub for Southwest Airlines, BWI offers a wide range of options for connecting flights to destinations right across the United States. The airport has been used as a set for several Hollywood films, such as Goldfinger and The Silence of the Lambs.


The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) south of Baltimore and 30 miles (48km) north of Washington.

Getting to the city

The MARC train station services both central Baltimore and Washington, D.C., connected to the terminal via shuttle buses. A light rail service is also available to downtown Baltimore, Timonium, and Hunt Valley. The BWI Marshall Light Rail Station is located immediately outside the lower level of the terminal building, adjacent to Concourse E.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has a bus service to the Greenbelt Metro Station, which connects to metro stations throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, Montgomery, and Prince Georges Counties. There are two WMATA 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.


GMT -5 (GMT -4, from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: (410) 859 7111

Car rental

Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Alamo, Enterprise, Nextcar, Payless, and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

The taxi stand, BWI Airport Taxi, is located just outside of the baggage claim area of the lower level of the terminal. The journey to Baltimore takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes while the journey to Washington, D.C., will take around 45 minutes.

Transfer between terminals

There are five concourses (A to E) within the large terminal building. All concourses are connected in the terminal by walkways, but time should be allowed in order to transfer from one concourse to another when catching a flight.


There are restaurants, bars, shops, duty-free, and ATMs throughout the airport. Other facilities include currency exchange desks, postal services, a meditation room, and the historical Benson Hammond House. Facilities for the disabled are good.


Short and long-term parking is available at the airport. The Hourly Garage charges $4 per hour, with a daily maximum of $22. The Daily Garage charges $12 per day; the Express Parking area charges $10 per day; and the Long-Term Parking area charges $8 per day. The long-term lots are served by shuttles.



Most flights to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport are domestic flights. International flights to BWI Airport include British Airways flights from London, Air Canada flights from Toronto and AirTran flights from the Caribbean. Domestic operators with flights to Baltimore/Washington International Airport include Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, US Airways and many others.


Free WiFi is available at the airport.

Business Lounges

Both the USO Lounge and the Club BWI are available at the airport for a fee, with internet and other business facilities.

Baltimore-Washington Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.