Baltimore airport: Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Baltimore-Washington International Airport

The airport of Baltimore also serves as the airport of Washington DC, as does Washington Dulles International Airport, which is why its full name is Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The airport is located 16 kilometers to the south of Baltimore and over 50 kilometers to the north of Washington DC.

Address

Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Maryland Aviation Administration
Third Floor, Terminal Building
PO Box 8766
BWI Airport
Maryland 21240-0766
USA

Airport codes

IATA airport code: BWI
ICAO airport code: KBWI

Transport

Local transport

Train

The airport has its own train station, which can be reached by shuttle bus. There is a lightrail connection to the center of Baltimore. Destinations on the east coast can be reached by Amtrak trains, while MARC trains connect to Baltimore, Washington DC, Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County and Harford County.

Car and bus

The airport is located along the I-195. From Washington, take the Washington-Baltimore Parkway to I-195/BWI. From Baltimore, take Russell Street, which connects to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

There are various bus connections: SuperShuttle (tel: +1(0) 800 258 3826) connects the airport to Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Washington DC and Virginia, the Airport Shuttle (tel: +1(0)410 381 2772) reaches destinations in Howard County and Maryland; the BWI Express (tel: +1(0)202 637 7000) connects the airport to the Greenbelt subway station in Washington.

Car rental - Baltimore-Washington International Airport

Car rental companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty have their desks in a separate building, which can be reached by shuttle bus, on the corner of Stoney Run Road and New Ridge Road. You can also book a rental car in advance at EasyTerra, which offers a comparison of several providers.

Taxi

There are plenty of taxis outside the terminal building. They all use meters, fixed rates are not allowed in Maryland. A ride to Baltimore costs approximately $32.00 and a ride to Washington approximately $80.00. For further information (tel: +1(0)410 859 1100).

Airport Parking

There is plenty of parking space at this airport. An electronic information system guides you to available parking spaces. Up-to-date parking information is also available on radio station 1040 AM.

The car park near the terminal (Hourly Parking) costs $2.00 per half hour with a maximum of $20.00 per day, the first 30 minutes are free. Parking in the Daily Garage costs $2.00 per hour, with a maximum of $10.00 per day. The long-term parking area costs $1.00 per hour and $8.00 per day. Both from the Daily Garage and the long-term parking area, there are shuttle buses to the terminal. The website contains a map of the parking facilities.

Services

Services

Hotels

There is one hotel on the airport premises, Four Points by Sheraton (tel: +1(0)410 859 3300). Other hotels in the area include: AmeriSuites (tel: +1(0)410 859 3366), Courtyard by Marriott BWI (tel: +1(0)410 859 8855), Hampton Inn (tel: +1(0)410 850 0600), and Holiday Inn Express (tel: +1(0)410 684 3388). Most hotels can be reached by shuttle bus. For more hotels and to reserve online, visit Booking.com, they offer a wide range of hotels at very reasonable internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Both in the public and passenger area, there are many shops, restaurants, snack bars and cafés. In the International Terminal E, there is a large Duty Free shop. The website contains extensive information about shopping, eating and drinking in Terminal A and B and in Terminals C, D and E.

Baggage

For safety reasons, it is no longer possible to store baggage at Baltimore Airport. The lost and found department (tel: +1(0)410 859 7387) is located in the Customer Service Center.

Information

The Customer Service Center (tel: +1(0)410 859 7992) is located on the first floor of the terminal, between piers B and C, it is only open from Monday to Friday, from 09:00-17:00. For information, you can also call the general number. In addition, there are various service points in all the terminals.

Business

The airport houses meeting rooms with Wi-Fi internet access. For further information (tel: +1(0)410 691 2515). The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel offers extensive business facilities, including larger conference rooms. Virtually all the telephones in the terminal building are equipped with laptop connections.

Disabled facilities

Baltimore Airport has excellent facilities for disabled people, there are modified elevators and toilets, and wheelchair slopes. In addition, there are text telephones and disabled parking spaces. When you are dropping off or picking up disabled passengers, the Skycap porters (tel: +1(0)410 850 7674) may be of assistance. You can also order a shuttle bus that is accessible by wheelchair via First Transit (tel: +1(0)410 684 3346). Some car rental companies offer special cars that are operated only by hand.

Other services

There are exchange offices and ATM's throughout the airport. There is also a children's play area. First Aid can be contacted via the Customer Service Center or via one of the customer telephones (white telephones located throughout the terminals). Wireless internet is available in the airport building.

Contact

Contact

Address

Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Maryland Aviation Administration
Third Floor, Terminal Building
PO Box 8766
BWI Airport
Maryland 21240-0766
USA

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +1(0)410 859 7111
Fax: not available
Email: maacommcenter@bwiairport.com

Airport codes

IATA airport code: BWI
ICAO airport code: KBWI

Website