Airport - The Baltimore-Washington International
Airport (BWI) is Baltimore’s primary airport.
It is located approximately ten miles south of the
city. International as well as domestic flights arrive
and leave the terminals on 19 different carriers.
The airport offers daily and long-term parking and
provides complimentary shuttle service to the long-term
The Baltimore Airport Terminal is
easy to navigate as there are many signs that point
travelers in the right direction. If you get turned
around, a variety of airline and airport employees
are available to get you going the right way.
Transportation to and from the airport
is a breeze. The Lightrail and Amtrak train both have
stops at the terminal. Many hotels offer complimentary
shuttles. You can also find many taxis waiting for
passengers that need a ride or you can rent a limo.
BWI Airport recently opened a spacious
one-stop shop for car rentals. A complimentary 10-minute
shuttle ride takes visitors to the car rental area
where they can pick from eight to ten different car
rental agencies. The new design makes picking up and
dropping off rental cars a much simpler process.
The Washington Dulles International Airport
(IAD) located in Dulles, Virginia is approximately
60 miles from Baltimore and 26 miles from Washington
D.C. and is another option for travelers in the Baltimore
The Ronald Regan Washington National Airport
(DCA) is located much closer to the nation’s
capital at just 4 miles from Washington D.C. and approximately
50 miles to Baltimore.
While these airports are closer to Washington
D.C. than Baltimore, they do offer an alternative
if you are in a jam and need a flight to the area,
are price shopping (sometimes you can find a deal),
or are staying near Baltimore, but not necessarily
in the city.