Getting to Baltimore
Several major interstate highways will bring you
to Baltimore, including north-south routes along I-83 and I-95, and east-west
along I-70. All
of the city’s major hotels have garage space or valet parking.
The Convention Center itself has no parking facility, but there are several
parking garages located nearby.
Baltimore Washington Airport
International (BWI) Airport
is the closest major airport serving Baltimore and is conveniently located
10 miles south of the city. Several US and international airlines serve
this airport. There are multiple transportation options between BWI and
Passports, and entry by non-US citizens
Baltimore Tourism Information
Map of the downtown Baltimore Area
Rail Service: Tram service from the BWI Airport directly to
the Inner Harbor at Camden Yards is the least expensive option. This
service takes approximately 15 minutes and will leave you 1-3 blocks
from the hotels. For those choosing university dormitory housing, the
closest stop is Baltimore/Penn Station (from there take a taxi or the
Maryland Transit Authority bus - see the Lodging page
for more details).
NOTICE: Effective 2/28/04, Light Rail service to
and from BWI will discontinue through Fall 2004 while a double track
project is completed. Replacement shuttle bus service will be offered
during this time. Because there are several sections of track out of
service, this will involve boarding a sequence of buses and shuttles.
Travelers are advised to use another means of getting to downtown Baltimore.
Taxi Service: Taxis are available outside of the
baggage claim area of the airport. Cost for a trip from BWI to
downtown hotels is approximately
SuperShuttle (door-to-door service from the airport). SuperShuttle
is a shared-ride service that uses 15-passenger vans. Upon arrival at the
airport, go to the lower level and follow signs to the SuperShuttle desk
6 and 7. Reservations are not required, but they can be arranged on-line. The
cost of a one-way trip from BWI to downtown Baltimore is currently $12 per
Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL). Amtrak
offers regular train travel from the BWI Rail Station (take the free shuttles
from the terminal to the station). The train line will leave you at the Baltimore
Penn Station/Amtrak train station, which is relatively close to the university
housing. Hotels are a short taxi ride away.
Amtrak Baltimore Station
1500 N. Charles Street
Baltimore. Maryland 21202
Two other airports serve the DC/Baltimore metropolitan area, but
transportation from these airports is far from convenient and potentially
the desired transportation mode.
Ronald Reagan National Airport (42 miles from Baltimore). The
airport is located just south of Washington, DC. The most economical transportation
option is to take the Metro subway Yellow line to Gallery Place, transfer to
the Red line at Gallery Place
to Union Station and take Amtrak to Baltimore’s
Penn Station or the MARC
Camden Line to Camden Yards.
Dulles International Airport (61 miles from Baltimore). Take
the Washington Flyer Coach to West Falls Church
Metro station. Board the Orange
line to Metro Center, and transfer to the Red line to Union Station and take
Amtrak to Baltimore’s Penn Station
or the MARC Camden Line to Camden Yards.
Taxi fare from Dulles to
Union Station is approximately $60.
For those attendees in the Washington, DC area or those staying in Washington,
DC during the conference, transportation to the Baltimore Convention Center
is available from Union Station via the MARC train - Camden
Line. The cost
is $7 one way and includes stops in Prince George's and Howard counties.
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