Getting Around Baltimore

There are several major highways serving the city: I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway), I-95, I-83 (the Jones Falls Expressway), and I-70 (the eastern terminus of which is just beyond the city limits).

The city of Baltimore and other cities in the region are served by several rail-based public transit systems, such as: The Baltimore Light Rail system - a light rail network that runs generally north-south through parts of Baltimore, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County; The Baltimore Metro Subway - a rapid transit line that runs northwest-southeast through parts of Baltimore and Baltimore County; and MARC, a commuter rail connecting Baltimore with Washington, D.C. A one-way ticket on the Light Rail or Metro Subway costs $1.60. There is no free transfer between the two systems. Daily, weekly, and monthly passes are available, as well as discounts. MARC has its own system of tickets and passes, with fares according to the distance traveled.

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) provides a bus system. The MTA operates more than 50 local Bus lines throughout Central Maryland. A One-way bus fare $1.60. Weekly Passes for Baltimore Buses, Light Rail, or Metro Subway are $16.50. Regular Monthly Passes for Baltimore Buses, Light Rail, or Metro Subway cost $64.00. Seniors and disabled persons (with MTA Photo ID) pay only $0.55.

Also, Baltimore is a major stop for Amtrak. For Amtrak schedules and information call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

The closest airport is Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Numerous transportation options are available from the airport, including shuttles, limos, and taxis. Some of the taxi companies readily available in town are: BWI Airport Taxi (443-310-4619), Baltimore Taxi Cab Assoc Inc (410-327-7777), Blue Cab (443-524-9000), Arrow Cab (410-788-8000) and The Baltimore Water Taxi (410-563-3901).