Transport - The majority of tourist attractions
are located within walking distance of the Inner Harbor,
but the surrounding neighborhoods also offer a variety
of off-beat sights, cultural activities, and small-town
charm hidden in a big city. It is very easy to get
around Baltimore and the adjoining areas.
The LightRail Transportation System
runs seven days a week and has stops from Hunt Valley
to Anne Arundel County. A Lightrail line also runs
from Penn Station in downtown Baltimore to BWI Airport.
So if you don’t have a lot of baggage and don’t
have the need to rent a car you can hop on the Lightrail
for an inexpensive ride downtown.
The Metro Subway also runs seven
days a week and has stops from Owings Mills to Johns
The Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH)
runs seven days a week and offers a quick, convenient
way to get to downtown attractions. This mode of transportation
is perfect for tourists trying to see a lot of sights
in a few days.
The WaterTaxi System, the oldest
of its kind started in the United States, allows riders
to pay one price for an all-day ticket. The platform
boat cruises its passengers around the bay and has
stops at the Inner Harbor, Little Italy, Fell’s
Point, Canton, and Fort McHenry.
Regular Baltimore Taxis are relatively
easy to find on the streets or your hotel can call
ahead for a car to pick you up at a certain time.
Baltimore runs buses all over the city and surrounding
The MARC Commuter Train runs weekdays
from Baltimore to Washington D.C. Since the nation’s
capital is in close proximity to Baltimore, many visitors
choose to spend a day or two in D.C. The MARC train
allows you to travel into the capital for the day
and not worry about parking or finding your way around
all of Washington’s one-way streets.
Amtrak Train Service runs 24 hours
a day connecting Baltimore to numerous cities along
the Northeast. It also runs to BWI airport.
The majority of trains have a stop downtown at
Penn Station (1500 North Charles Street,
Baltimore). The stop offers an enclosed waiting area,
short- and long-term parking, a restaurant, snack
bar, and taxi and transit services.
As you can see, Baltimore has plenty of transportation
modes for visitors to choose from.
Maryland Transit Administration (Bus–local
and commuter, Metro Subway, MARC train, Lightrail)
6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-539-5000 or 1-866-RIDE-MTA
Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH)
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.
217 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ed Kane's Water Taxi
1735 Lancaster Street
Baltimore MD, 21231
1500 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD, 21201