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Baltimore-Washington International

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)


The airport is situated 9 miles (14km) south of Baltimore and 32 miles (51km) north of Washington DC.

Getting to the city

The Amtrak train station has trains going to both central Baltimore and Washington DC; the BWI Marshall Station offers free and frequent shuttle services between the station and terminal, with a shuttle operating every 25 minutes. Both MARC and Amtrak run trains to Union Station in DC. A light rail service goes from the airport to Baltimore costing US$1.60. Taxis 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. App-based ride services such as Uber and Lyft are available.


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 every ten minutes. Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Next Car, Paylesss, and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

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


There are ATMs, bureaux de change and postal services throughout the terminal, as well as WiFi. Facilities for the disabled are good. Other facilities include restaurants, bars, shops, a duty-free, a business service centre and information help desk.


The Hourly Garage is in front of the terminal and costs $4 per hour and $22 per day. The daily garage is connected to the terminal by shuttle buses and costs $12 per day. Long-term parking costs $8 a day.

Departure Tax




Airlines operating from Baltimore-Washington include Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Icelandair, JetBlue Airways, Southern Airways Express, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines.


Free WiFi available throughout the terminal.

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