Maryland Transportation

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Maryland Transportation

  • Light Rail

    Baltimore Transportation

    Baltimore's Light Rail system connects the Inner Harbor with Hunt Valley, Glen Burnie, Baltimore Penn Station, and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Service runs from 6 AM - 11 PM Monday - Saturday, but only 11 AM - 7 PM on Sunday. Schedule. On weekdays, trains run approximately every 10 minutes through Downtown Baltimore, every 20 minutes or so...

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  • Amtrak / Commuter Rail

    Baltimore Transportation

    Baltimore is connected to it's airport by a train service which runs from Baltimore Penn Station. ARC trains run a service to Baltimore Airport (code BWI) where free shuttles run from the Marshall Rail Station to the airport terminals. Services operate on weekdays only (no weekend services) with stops located on the lower level terminal...

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  • Air - BWI

    Baltimore Transportation

    Where we live in southern Maryland, we have a choice of three airports. Dulles (which is way out in the boondocks of Virginia, and which my husband has stated that he will never drive me there again) Reagan (DCA) which is right across the Potomac in Virginia inside the Washington Beltway, and BWI (Baltimore Washington International airport which...

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  • Water Taxi

    Baltimore Transportation

    The Baltimore Water Taxi, in conjunction with the City of Baltimore, currently offers three water routes that are also free, called the Harbor Connector commuter service. These routes run Monday – Friday from 7am to 7pm. No round trips and children must be accompanied by an adult Harbor Connector 1 Route: Landing #8 Maritime Park to Landing #10...

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  • Cars and Driving

    Baltimore Transportation

    If you come in by air, you may want to rent a car. The best car rental place is the one that is near the airport. It is open 24 hours and has all the brands of cars to rent that you could want. There are vans that take you to and from the airport approximately every 10 minutes. Avis - (410) 859-1680 Alamo - (410) 859-8092 Budget - (410)...

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  • Roads & Highways

    Baltimore Transportation

    On the east side of Baltimore, you have three choices to go from north to south or south to north. There is the Harbor Tunnel, the Fort McHenry Tunnel or the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The website says: "Crossing the Patapsco River from Hawkins Point" (Baltimore City near the Anne Arundel County border) to Soller Point (Dundalk in Baltimore...

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  • Buses

    Baltimore Transportation

    There are 3 free buses in Baltimore and on July 4th they added one more free bus with a different route called the Banner. You can take them from Amtrak to your Hotel. They run every 20 min but I believe the last bus leaves at 10pm

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  • Taxis

    Baltimore Transportation

    I don't normally take a lot of taxis, I usually walk most everywhere or master the public transportation system but for BaltOberfest, it just made more sense to pile a group of us in taxis. You'll find plenty in the Inner Harbor area and along Charles Street, the main north-south street through town, cabs across town seemed to always set us back...

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  • Cruise Ship

    Baltimore Transportation

    We have always found the Baltimore terminal to be quite convenient and un-crowded to cruise from. We have left from there three times - the first time on a cruise to Bermuda in 2004 (photo 3), once on a repositioning cruise in 2007 (photos 1 and 5) and once in 2010. This last time, I was able to get only one not so good photo of the ship as we...

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  • Horse and Buggy

    Baltimore Transportation

    You'll find these Horse and Buggies just behind the Power Plant building on Pratt, I was told it was $15 for a tour of the Inner Harbor area.. this could be a very nice , romantic way to either begin or end the evening...

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  • Baltimore Washington International...

    Baltimore Washington International Airport is located, really, in Ferndale, just 8.5 miles (14 km.) from Baltimore's Inner Harbour. Aside from domestic airlines such as American, United, Northwest and Southwest, BWI as it is commonly called, also caters to Aer Lingus, British Airways, and Icelandair. If you're coming in from Reykjavík, Baltimore is...

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  • Woodrow Wilson Bridge on I-95

    My predominant memory of the Woodrow Wilson bridge is that of going to catch a plane at what was in those days National Airport (DCA) to go to my daughter's graduation from the USAFA. We left really early for the airport, but just before we got to the bridge, the draw bridge opened -- and got stuck and wouldn't go down again. By the time they got...

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  • Chesapeake Bay

    The Chesapeake Bay cuts Maryland in two - it stretches from Virginia almost up to Pennsylvania.There is one main east west bridge and that is the Governor Preston Lane Bridge AKA the Chesapeake Bay Bridge which is not to be confused with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in Virginia.Some bright soul figured out that if you took the tolls on Maryland...

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  • Scenic Byways

    Maryland has designated certain roads as "Scenic Byways". We almost always take the Lower Patuxent River Route when we go to Baltimore and these pictures were taken in the fall of 2005 on our most recent trip. This byway travels through the farmland lying along the Patuxent River. In 1814, the British landed in Benedict and marched north through...

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  • HIGH BRIDGES-Holy Moly

    Driving through Maryland I happened to pass over a bridge and HOLY COW, it's a long ways down! We don't have that here in Texas. It kind of made me dizzy and sick to my stomach lol.

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  • I-95 North of Baltimore

    Most Maryland highways are toll-free. But on the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway - a fifty-mile section of I-95, which stretches from the northern Baltimore City line to the Delaware border - a part of I-95, a $5.00 northbound toll is collected. The toll plaza is located in Cecil County, one mile north of where The Tydings Memorial Bridge crosses...

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  • Avoiding jams when going north on I-95

    Every time I go north from Baltimore or Washington towards Philly on I-95, I always take Exit 77 north on Hiway 24, then US Hiway 1 north towards Philly. You can then take I-476 back to I-95, then continue north to PHL. I have NEVER been stuck on traffic on this detour, and always saved $7 on tolls. If there are no jams, staying on I-95 will save...

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  • Good Gas

    Driving in Maryland, you will notice that gas stations have varying prices for more or less the same product. Since both of us did quite a lot of driving for work, we kept a note of where gas (or - now- in our case - diesel) is likely to be cheaper. For diesel we also want a station which has a good turnover because we are less likely to get a bad...

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  • Maryland Transportation Authority

    The MdTA provides a website with access to information about Maryland highways.You can use the webpages to find current reports on accidents and slow-downs, on construction sites, weather conditions and traffic advisories. There are pages on toll roads and how to get a pass to save money.

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  • WHITE'S FERRY

    This is the last ferry across the Potomac River. The car ferry Jubal Early crosses just upriver from Leesburg, Virginia in a area of bucolic rurality. The ferry can get busy on the weekends, so don't think of it as a timesaver then. There are small boats you can rent over on the Maryland side along with picnic grounds, if you want to make a day of...

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  • New Carrollton

    Parts of suburban Maryland in Prince George's and Montgomery County are served my metro rail and metro bus goes further into the hinterlands. The pictured metro station is in New Carrollton, Maryland at the eastern terminus of the metro rail's orange line. New Carrollton is the first of many stops northbound on Amtrak's northeast corridor...

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  • William Preston Lane Memorial Bridge

    Popularly known as the Bay Bridge, plans to build a span linking Maryland's Eastern Shore with the rest of the state had been in the making for more than 40 years. The idea was conceived of as early as 1907. Unlike the Delaware Memorial Bridge, nearly everybody wanted it. The site selected was between Sandy Point and Stevensville. Construction was...

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  • Governor Harry Nice Memorial Bridge

    The Nice bridge crosses the Potomac River between King George County, Virginia and Charles County, Maryland. It is a toll bridge ($3), but only one way. If you live south of Maryland and want to beat the toll, go north into Maryland on Rt. 301, but return on Interstate 95.

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  • Water Taxi

    Water taxis are a reasonable way to get around Baltimore. Fares are $5 for adults, $2 for children. Day and month passes can also be bought. The taxis are blue and white and are marked water taxi. Be careful. Not all taxis stop at every landing. You may have to transfer. Tell the pilot where you want to get off upon boarding. When it comes up a bad...

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  • Not just any rest area

    Your traditional rest areas along the interstates of the United States is a brick building with loos, vending machines, plenty of parking, and maybe some green space for strolls and picnics. At state lines, the rest area also has a welcome centre. However the state of Maryland offers more along Interstate 95. At exit 82, in Aberdeen northeast of...

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  • Baltimore Harbour Tunnel

    The Baltimore Harbour Tunnel was completed late in 1957 as a quick way around all the traffic jams and stoplights in downtown Baltimore. It was designed by the same guy who designed New York's Lincoln and Holland tunnels. The tunnel is now part of Interstate 895 which surrounds Baltimore.

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  • Light Rail

    Traveling the Light Rail was fun for me. Of course I had been on boats, planes, and automobiles, so it was high time I got on a "train" of sorts ... I rode both the Light Rail from one end of Baltimore to the other and then one day took the Metro to Washington DC. Cost - rather reasonable we paid less than $3 per roundtrip ticket (we travelled in...

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  • Rental car - no other way!

    Because we travel to Maryland via airplane, it's almost a given that we rent a vehicle upon landing. Renting from the airport is usually painless, cost effective if you get it online and for at least a week at a time. You will NEED a vehicle to get around, as the bus lines are limited unless you stay in the Baltimore metro area.

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  • Although traffic congestion is...

    Although traffic congestion is a problem, the interstate system on the east coast is extensive. If you avoid rush hour periods, you can move freely. Travel on the east coast is also easy by train, although you will not save much money compared to flying (most of the time).The subway system in the Washington, DC area is clean convenient and...

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  • if you want to travel around...

    if you want to travel around Baltimore, leave your car at the parking near the light rail. The light rail can take you as far north as Hunt Valley, as far south as Cromwell Station or BWI airport. It's about 3 bucks for a day pass. Busses will take you to the zoo in the summer.

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  • Flying: 3 Airports really...

    Flying: 3 Airports really serve the area, Reagan National, Dulles, and BWI. BWI is near Baltimore, Reagan and Dulles are technically in Northern VA but serve the DC metro area and southern Maryland. Dulles almost always has the cheapest air fares, but BWI runs specials as well.Driving: I95 slices through Maryland North/South. I70 slices the state...

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  • It depends on where you are...

    It depends on where you are coming from. If you come from neighboring states, you can take route 95. If you come from further places, I recommend talking an airplane.It doesn't really matter. On school field trips, you can take the car or buses. You can drive a car everywhere. You can bike (mostly for short distances). You can take the public buses...

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  • Dulles Airport (IAD) in...

    Dulles Airport (IAD) in Virginia, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) in Baltimore or Reagan National in Washington, DC.Within the Washington, DC Metro area, there is a Metro/Subway system, but outside that general area, it is best to utilize a car.

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