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Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

Airlines, Parking, and Ground Transportation


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Baltimore Washington International Airport, commonly known as BWI Airport, is located about 45 miles north of Washington, DC. See a map. BWI offers approximately 650 domestic and 22 international flights daily. Since Southwest Airlines significantly increased its operations at BWI Airport, more low cost flights are available to the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

The MARC and Amtrak train station is nearby offering train service to Union Station and to Prince George’s County, Maryland. BWI is a test site for the Department of Homeland Security and is used to try out new airport security screening methods. As a result, sometimes the security lines can be quite long, so plan ahead for unexpected delays.

For information about flight reservations and pricing, you'll have to call the specific airline directly or check online with a reservation service.

Airlines Serving BWI Airport

Air Canada
Air Jamaica
Air Tran
America West
British Airways
Frontier Airlines
Midwest Airlines
North American Airlines
USA 3000
US Airways

Parking at BWI Airport

Free shuttle buses are provided to transport passengers from the parking lots to the airport.

Hourly Parking – Located directly across the street from the terminal (an easy walk). The first half hour of parking is free, Rates are $2.00 each half-hour thereafter, up to a maximum of $20 per day.

A new "Credit Card In/Credit Card Out" payment system eliminates parking tickets. Customers insert a credit card in the ticket machine when entering the garage and then again when exiting and the dispenser generates a receipt.

Daily Garage - Located at MD 170 and Elm Road. Rates are $2.00 per half hour for the first hour and $4.00 per hour thereafter, with a maximum of $20.00 a day.

Express Service Parking (ESP) – Located on Elm Road. Rates are $3 per hour or a maximum of $14 per day.

Long Term Parking – Located on MD 170. Rates are $1 per hour or a maximum of $8 per day.

Pay-and-Go Machines in the Skywalk connecting the Hourly Garage to the terminal allow travelers to pre-pay parking fees before exiting the hourly garage through an automated toll lane. Pay-and-Go machines are also located in the Concourse A, B and D Skywalks. Read more about airport parking

Ground Transportation

BWI Airport Taxi - Located on the Lower Level outside the baggage claim area. The estimated rate to Washington, DC is $63.

SuperShuttle, a van service offers shared rides within the metropolitan area. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN.

BWI Express Metrobus departs every 40 minutes for the Greenbelt Metro Station For more information call 202-637-7000.. There are two bus stops. One is located on the lower level of the International Pier and the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B.

Rental Cars include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.

Amtrak trains provide service to Union Station. The BWI Rail Station is just a few miles from the airport and free shuttles are available. For Amtrak schedules and information call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

MARC Trains also depart from the BWI Rail Station and run to Union Station in Washington, DC and New Carrollton, Seabrook and Bowie in Prince George’s County. Free shuttles are available from the airport terminal. For information and MARC schedules call 1-800-325-RAIL.

Got an early morning flight? You may want to considering staying overnight at a hotel near Baltimore Washington International Airport See Hotels near BWI

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