Washington - Baltimore international airport
About the Airport
Statistics and location
Thurgood Marshall International Airport (IATA: BWI), locally known just as BWI, is the busiest of the 3 Washington-Baltimore airports area. It operates with several domestic, international as well as some intercontinental flights, serving not only the Washington DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas, but also Maryland state and part of Virginia. For this reason, it has a lot of passenger traffic and is in the process of expansion and improvements.
The airport is a base for Southwest Airlines. During 2022, 22.8 million passengers passed through it. BWI is located in Maryland, 9 miles (14 km) south of Downtown Baltimore and 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Washington, D.C. (SEE MAP)
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The Airport, whose official name is Thurgood Marshall, has a passenger terminal that is subdivided into five concourses: A, B, C, D and E and two levels (upper and lower). These lobbies form a kind of horseshoe, in the center of which is a large hourly parking garage platform and transportation services.
Services and amenities
The airport has unlimited free Wi-Fi internet access, banking services, electronic device charging stations, kids play area, exclusive spaces for nursing mothers, spaces for working, Post office, Animal Relief Areas, art gallery, meet-and-greet services, tourist information and travel assistance. In addition, meeting rooms and conference facilities, spa, Fitness center and pool at the Westin Baltimore International Airport.
Restaurants, cafes and shopping
It has a wide gastronomic variety with restaurants, cafes, fast food and bars in all Gates, as well as a wide variety of stores and duty free items, including clothing and fashion, cosmetics, electronics and telephones, alcoholic beverages, sweets, plus local stores. You can find 24-hour convenience stores with food, souvenirs, books and newspapers.
Westin Baltimore International Airport is adyacent BWI Airport and offers a courtesy shuttle bus for passengers from the terminal to the hotel and vice versa.. In addition, several hotel are in the vicinity and some of them provide shuttle transportation services. Some of the hotels are: Wingate by Wyndham Baltimore BWI Airport, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Baltimore BWI Airport, Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel, Sonesta Simply Suites, etc.
Other accommodation options close to the airport can be located and booked using the map below:
Public and Private Transportation
MTA MARK Train
It runs between Amtrak/Mark Station and several destinations such as: Washington's Union Station, Baltimore's Penn Station,New Carrollton, Seabrook and Bowie State stations, etc.
MTA Light Rail
MTA Light Rail Service provides light rail transportation between BWI and Downtown Baltimore, Timonium and Hunt Valley.
It runs between Amtrak/Mark Station and Washington DC, Philadelphia, Wilmington (Delaware) and Alexandria (VA)
BWI Courtesy Shuttles
BWI Marshall Airport offers, to their clients, free shuttles around the airport campus: Parking lots, Amtrak/Mark Station and Car Rental Installation.
Hotel & Off-Airport parking shuttles
Transfer services for those customers who decide to use hotels or parking lots located near the airport
BayRunner Shuttle links Baltimore Airport with both Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the western mountains.
MTA Commuter bus 201
The bus stops at Shady Grove Metro, the Georgia Avenue Park & Ride, the Burtonsville Park & Ride and Arundel Mills Mall.
MTA Bus Services
Route 75 links Baltimore Airport to Parkway Center, Airport 100 Park, Arundel Mills Mall and the Patapsco Light Rail Stop and Route 107 runs between BWI Airport and UMBC, CCBC Cantonsville, Bloomsbury & Frederick, Rolling & Security Blvd., Liberty & Millford Mill, and the Old Court Metro Subway Station.
Anne Arundel County
RTA is the company that connects all Central Maryland. Bus Route 501 has stops at Mall in Columbia, Snowden Square, MD Food Center, Dorsey MARC Station and Arundel Mills.
Taxi Services and Rideshare
Taxis are regulated by the Local County Government and by the Maryland Aviation Administration. Journey Time: about 20 minutes to/from downtown Baltimore. Taxi ranks are located outside of the Baggage Claim Area (Lower Level of the Terminal), close to doors 5 and 13. Lyft and Uber are available at BWI Airport.
Renting a car at the airport is a good idea, especially if your final destination is the Washington DC area, due to the long distances that make up the metropolitan area. To rent a car at the airport is a good idea, BWI Marshall rental car facility is located between Stoney Run Road and New Ridge Road, which is on the west wide of the terminal building. LEARN MORE
List of Airlines operating to and from Baltimore, terminal location and contact info.
There are a couple of lounges in concourses D and E, as well as the USO Lounge exclusively for military personnel.
BWI Marshall airport parking has several options, based on customer needs, namely: Hourly Garage, Express Parking, Daily Garage, Long Term Parking and the free Cell Phone Lot.
Answers to Passengers Frequently Asked Questions