Three major airports serve the Baltimore metropolitan region, offering outstanding access to national and international markets for business and pleasure travel and air cargo business. The three airports are ranked among the top 30 airports in the U.S., based on enplaned passengers. BWI offers 18 major carriers that provide over 320 nonstop flights to 79 cities in the US, Canada and Europe.

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Located eight miles southeast of Baltimore City, BWI Airport is a tremendous asset to existing businesses and residents of Baltimore City and its region.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Located 35 miles south of Baltimore, Ronald Reagan National Airport provides an alternative to Baltimore business and pleasure travelers. 17 air carriers provide access to 62 US cities.

Dulles International Airport

Located approximately 50 miles south west of Baltimore, Washington Dulles International Airport is an excellent resource for international business and pleasure travelers.

Commuting by Train, Bus and Water Taxi

The City of Baltimore has one of the shortest commuting times in the country, based on its size and population. The average commute time in Baltimore City to the place of work is 26 minutes. Major highways (I-95, I-695, MD-295) connect Baltimore City with suburban towns and other metro areas like Washington, D.C., Wilmington, DE, and Philadelphia.

Residents and commuters also take advantage of a variety of public transportation options:

MARC Train

Weekday commuter rail system servicing the Baltimore/Washington metro area and areas as far as Harford County and Martinsburg, WV.

Light Rail

Seven-day rail system servicing a north/south route from Hunt Valley to BWI Airport/Glen Burnie with Baltimore City stops including Penn Station.

Metro Subway

Seven-day, partially-underground, east/west rail system with a 15.5-mile, 14-station route from Owings Mills to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in East Baltimore.

Local Bus

73 routes (including express and commuter bus routes that link suburban residents with Baltimore and Washington, D.C.).

Charm City Circulator

Free, seven-day, three-route bus connecting commuters, residents and visitors to key neighborhoods and attractions throughout Baltimore city.

Water Taxi

Seven-day, 17-stop water taxi system with stops at key points around the Baltimore Harbor. Includes a free commuter service between Fells Point/Canton and Tide Point.

Port of Baltimore

The Port of Baltimore is one of the busiest ports in the United States, growing each year with increased business involving container and break bulk cargo. Its strategic location, 200 miles closer to the Midwest than any other Atlantic seaboard city, coupled with direct access to interstate highway and rail service, make it a valued resource for companies today.

The Port of Baltimore is regarded as one of America’s top container terminals, providing technological advances that have transformed Port operations from clipboard to keyboard. The port boasts computerized gate complexes, hand held computers and scanners and the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)—all of which greatly increase the Port’s efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The port’s channel depth is 50 feet and it serves more than 2,200 vessels annually. The Port is rail served by CSX Transportation, Conrail and Norfolk Southern.

Learn More About Transportation in Baltimore

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To learn more about how Baltimore’s transportation and commuting options can benefit your business, contact the Baltimore Development Corporation at 410-837-9305 or

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