We're so glad you are coming to Baltimore for the ASPRS 2013 Annual Conference! For your ease of travel, below is a list of airports serving the Baltimore area as well as ground transportation options.
Visit Baltimore! We can't wait to meet you!!
Also included are some tips on getting around Baltimore during your stay.
When traveling to the Baltimore area, you have a choice of three major airports. All major airlines fly into Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is the closest and suggested airport for conference attendees. Below is more information on each airport along with links to their websites.
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) - Suggested airport for conference attendees.
- Distance to Hotel: 11 miles
- Distance to Hotel: 62 miles
- Distance to Hotel: 43 miles
By clicking the SuperShuttle button you will be directed to the SuperShuttle web page where conference attendees will receive a special discount. Use the discount code ASPRS and make your reservations today!
The BWI taxi stand is located just outside the baggage claim area of the Lower Level of the BWI Airport Terminal. Please note that this service is available from BWI only. For cab service to BWI please consult your local cab company or the hotel desk. The approximate one way taxi fare from BWI to the hotel is $35. However, should you utilize Baltimore Yellow Cab (410-685-1212) the fee is a flat rate of $30.00 from BWI to downtown Baltimore.
Closest station is Baltimore, MD Penn Station (BAL). To book your reservations, please call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or contact your travel professional.
Rail Times to Baltimore From:
- New York City 7 hrs., 10 min.
- Philadelphia 1 hr., 10 min.
- Washington, D.C. 45 min.
Maryland Transit Administration (Local Train Travel)
There are 3 types of trains that operate in and around the greater Baltimore area to serve and connect a variety of cities and towns. Please go to mtamaryland.com or call 866-RIDE-MTA for more information, schedules, fares and assistance.
The MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) Train Service is a commuter rail system that operates three lines of service on weekdays only. PENN LINE: operates primarily between Baltimore's Penn Station, through BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Train Station, and Union Station in Washington, D.C. BRUNSWICK LINE: operates between Brunswick, Maryland and Washington Union Station. CAMDEN LINE: operates out of Camden Yards in Downtown Baltimore City and travels to Union Station in Washington, D.C. Purchase your ticket prior to boarding the train. This Train system connects Penn Station with a stop close to the Convention Center.
The Light Rail operates at street level, traveling on bridges to cross several bodies of water connecting 32 station stops. The Light Rail system starts at BWI Airport or Cromwell Station in Glen Burnie. At BWI Airport the Light Rail station is on the lower level next to Concourse E.
The Light Rail system runs to downtown Baltimore and Camden Yards where Oriole Park and M&T Bank Stadium are located. The system ends at Hunt Valley in Baltimore County.
Before boarding, purchase a ticket from vending machines at each station. Tickets are not available onboard. The one-way fare is $1.60 or $3.50 for a day pass.
Hours of Operation - Some trains may start before or after these hours
- Monday to Saturday: 5 AM - 12 AM
- Sunday and Holidays: 11 AM - 7 PM
Official Web Site: Baltimore Light Rail
The 15.5-mile, 14 station Metro Subway system operates from the Owings Mills corporate and shopping complex in Baltimore County, through Downtown Baltimore to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Purchase a ticket from a ticket vending machine prior to boarding. Pass through the turnstile and get onboard. Listen for your station stop, or refer to the system map in each car. The closest stop to the Convention Center is approximately 4 blocks north.
Getting Around Baltimore
The “Camden" MARC Train station, near the Baltimore Convention Center and Camden Yards Stadium, offering convenient transportation to and from Washington, D.C., is the closest station to the conference host hotel, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, at about 1.5 miles away. A few paces up from the MARC Train station is Baltimore's own LIGHTRAIL System, an easily accessible mode of transportation in and around the City as well as outlying areas, such as Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). Baltimore’s Penn Station is a 7 minute taxi cab ride away, welcoming incoming train service from all points north and south into the City of Baltimore.
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