Baltimore-Washington International

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)


The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) south of Baltimore and 30 miles (50km) north of Washington DC.

Getting to the city

The airport train station has trains going to both central Baltimore and Washington DC; the BWI Marshal Station (Tel: 410-672-6169) is connected to the terminal by free shuttle buses from the airport. Both MARC (Tel: 866-RIDE-MTA) and Amtrak (Tel: 800-872-7245) run trains to Union Station in DC. A light rail service goes from the airport to Baltimore costing US$1.60 (Tel: 410-539-5000). Taxies are available outside of baggage claims and cost about $25 to Baltimore and $63 to Washington DC. Public buses include Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Bus Service which serves the greater Washington area. There are also various bus shuttle services to both cities, some dropping off at the central hotels.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).


Tel: +1 410 859 7111.

Car rental

A car rental facility is linked to the airport terminals by a free shuttle service, which leaves from the lower level terminal. Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, National and others.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the lower level of the main terminal. The only taxi service that is authorised by the airport is Washington Flyer. Taxis charge upwards of $60 for the 30-60 minute drive into the city; credit cards are accepted.


There are ATMs, bureaux de change and postal services throughout the terminal. Facilities for the disabled are good. Other facilities include restaurants, bars, shops and duty-free, a business service centre and information help desk. Wireless Internet access is also available.


A short-term car park is in front of the terminal, and long-term parking is available that is connected to the terminal by shuttle buses.

Departure Tax




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