Within eight miles of a national and international airport, convenient Amtrak rail stations, and a world-class port, the City is highly accessible by many different modes of transportation. Its proximity to major East Coast cities makes it an attractive location for many businesses. If your business is interested in increasing exports and growing globally into new markets, please contact us at

Highways: I-70, I-83, I-95, I-395, I-695, I-895, U.S. 40, MD 295
(Baltimore-Washington Parkway) – a total of 32 primary
roadway miles
Mass Transit:MARC commuter rail linking Baltimore with Washington, D.C; light rail connections to BWI airport, northern and southern metro suburbs, and industrial parks; Metro (subway) connections from northwest suburbs directly to Johns Hopkins medical campus; municipal bus service to surrounding metropolitan counties; private bus service to rest of state, other major cities.
Rail: Freight - CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway, Canton Railroad; Passenger - Amtrak
Truck: Over 120 local and long-distance trucking establishments serve the City
Water:Port of Baltimore–50’ dredged channel, Panamex Class capability, seven public terminals, Intermodal Container Transfer Facility, and passenger/tourism Cruise facility
Air:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)–5 concourses (4 domestic, 1 international/swing); 68 jet gates, 5 gates dedicated to commuter aircraft; 4 scheduled cargo airlines; 395,000-square-foot Air Cargo Center includes a 60,000-square-foot cargo building in the Midfield Cargo Complex; Foreign Trade Zone; 17-acre air cargo ramp; ramp parking for 17 aircraft with direct nose-in access for 8 freighters

Port of Baltimore Facts:

  • Most centrally located deep water port and one of only two ports on the East Coast that can accommodate the new Post-Panamax ships
  • The Port was #1 in roll on and roll off for the past five years
  • Trucks can reach 35 percent of U.S. manufacturing base and 32 percent of its population overnight
  • In 2014, the Port of Baltimore’s total commerce was 29.5 million tons with a total value of $52.5 billion
  • Competitive transit times make Baltimore the logical choice for many businesses who want to expand globally

Baltimore City and the BDC are committed to helping businesses increase exports and grow internationally into new markets. If you are interested in learning more, please contact BDC at