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Balt/Wash Intl Airport Washington Information
Baltimore Airport (BWI) principally serves two cities: Baltimore MD and Washington DC. Located in the east coast state of Maryland, Baltimore Washington Airport handles nearly 20 million passengers annually through over 700 direct, nonstop, and connecting flights each day.
Direct flights are scheduled daily for 72 domestic and international destinations served by 27 commercial airlines operating out of Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).
Expansion programs are currently underway at Baltimore Washington International Airport to increase terminal space and facilities as well as improved parking facilities, rental car services, and airport access points. BWI offers extensive facilities such as restaurants, cafes, gift stores, a business center, lounges, and Internet access. A choice of secure parking options is available at affordable rates, with regular terminal-parking lot shuttles.
Ground transportation at Baltimore Washington International Airport includes shuttle service, taxis, rental cars, and public bus services. BWI is served by Amtrak, SuperShuttle, light rail, MARC train, Express Metro bus, and several private bus companies.
Baltimore World Airport Guide provides you with access to a complete selection of Baltimore airport hotels. Utilize the discounts offered directly from the hotel, with the assurance of secure booking. Extra services include airport car rental, airport car parking, and flights to and from Baltimore Washington Airport.
Balt/Wash Intl Airport Washington Terminal Information
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) features one large terminal operating five concourses: A, B, C, D, and E. Terminal facilities at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) include a variety of restaurants and delis, gift shops, goods vending machines, chair massage, business services, mailboxes, shoeshine stand, and much more.
Gift shops are located in Concourses B, C, D and E, offering unique collectibles and souvenirs.
Restaurants and Bars
Restaurants, coffee shops, and delis are located at strategic points within the terminal and throughout all the concourses.
High-speed wireless Internet access for travelers at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is available in all food courts, including O'Brien's, Charlie's Grilled Subs, C-Concourse Beer Garden, Preakness Lounge, and Harbor Lounge.
Four US Postal Service mailboxes are located on the upper level of Concourses B, C, D, and the International Concourse, just before the security counters. Stamp vending machines are available beyond gate B4 on Concourse B, adjacent to the Euro Cafe near Concourse C, and on Concourse D near Cafe Ritazza. Hudson News locations also sell stamps.
Currency Exchange and ATMs
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)
ATMs are located at several areas including just before the entrance to Concourse C, at the entrance to Concourse E, and the international arrivals area.
Balt/Wash Intl Airport Washington Airline Information
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is served by 27 commercial airlines, providing over 700 daily flights to various direct and connecting destinations throughout the nation and worldwide.
Southwest Airlines - +1 800 435 9792
Southwest Airlines - +1 800 435 9792
American Airlines - +1 800 433 7300
Delta Air Lines - +1 800 221 1212
Hooters Air - +1 888 359 4668
Air Canada Jazz - +1 888 247 2262
Air Jamaica - +1 800 523 5585
Air Mobility Command
British Airways - +1 800 247 9297
Icelandair - +1 800 223 5500
Mexicana - +1 800 531 7921
USA 3000 Airlines - +1 877 872 3000
Balt/Wash Intl Airport Washington Car Rental
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) has a spacious new rental car facility providing one-stop rental car services for travelers. The rental car facility is located at Stoney Run Road and New Ridge Road. Free shuttle service is available for transportation between the terminal and rental car area. Rental car companies operating from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) include Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.
Balt/Wash Intl Airport Washington Car Parking
Airport parking includes a variety of lots, specially designed for the various parking needs of travelers. Parking options include short-term parking and long-term parking in several areas.
Hourly Parking Garage
Hourly parking is located in this convenient garage, with easy entrance and exit on I-195. The garage is ideal for short-term parking. The new "smart" parking technology on the 2nd level of the garage guides drivers to empty spaces for hassle-free parking. The first hour of parking is free.
Daily Parking Garage
A daily parking garage is available at MD-170 and Elm Road, adjacent to Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) hotel. The garage offers 8400 spaces for daily parking within close proximity to the terminal. Regular shuttle bus service is provided from the garage to the terminal.
Express Service Parking
Express Service Parking (ESP) is designed for passengers leaving vehicles for more than one day at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) and is located across from the daily parking garage. Regular shuttle bus service is offered from the garage to the terminal.
Balt/Wash Intl Airport Washington Ground Transportation
Travelers arriving at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) have a wide choice of ground transportation options, including Amtrak, light rail, Metro Bus, taxis, public bus, and shuttles.
Amtrak trains provide service to the Baltimore Washington International Airport rail station, with free shuttles to the airport terminal.
MARC trains provide service to Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) rail station, with free shuttles to the airport terminal.
Light Rail service is available to downtown Baltimore and Hunt Valley.
The SuperShuttle service is available for journeys to various areas of Baltimore from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) terminal curbside.
Airport Shuttle service offers door-to-door reservation service covering the state of Maryland. Arriving flights are tracked and passengers are met at the terminal curbside.
Smart Ride Inc
Smart Ride Inc provides shuttle service between Southern Maryland and Southern Anne Arundel County to and from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). Smart Ride Inc provides door-to-door service, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with reservations.
A direct bus route connects Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) and GreenBelt metro station, from where travelers can reach downtown Baltimore.
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) provides bus service from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) to Parkway Center, Arundel Mills Mall, Airport 100 Park, and the Patapsco Light Rail stop.
Howard Transit offers fixed route bus service to and from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).
Taxi services are offered only by Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) taxi management, located onsite. Taxis are available adjacent to the baggage claim area of the lower terminal.
Balt/Wash Intl Airport Washington Airport Security
Increased security measures are in operation at US airports. Information on what passengers are permitted and forbidden to take aboard is available to download from the Transportation Security Administration web site (English version pdf). Information on issues including traveling with children, pets, and transporting special items is available here.
For detailed information on visa requirements, immigration, and customs, contact the consulate that relates to your destination. For official US immigration and customs information, click here. Documentary requirements for travelers entering the US is available here.
Lost and Found
The airport's Lost and Found office is located within the Customer Service Center, which in turn is located between Charley's Grilled Subs and the shoeshine stand on the upper level of the terminal.
Help for Stranded Travelers
BWI Pathfinders, the officially trained airport assistance staff, are available throughout the airport terminal area to answer any questions and give information.
Balt/Wash Intl Airport Washington Extra Facilities
Balt/Wash Intl Airport Washington Maps and Directions
Baltimore Washington International Airport Map
Baltimore Area Map
Take Russell Street, which becomes Baltimore / Washington Parkway (MD-295). Proceed south along the parkway to I-195 and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).
Follow signs from Downtown / Inner Harbor then take I-395 to I-95 South. Proceed to I-195 and take the exit to Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).
From Washington DC
Take New York Avenue to Baltimore / Washington Parkway (MD-295). Proceed north along the parkway to I-195 and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).
From north and west Washington, take the Washington Beltway (MD-495) east to I-95, proceed north to I-195 and take the exit to Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).
Longitude:76° 40' 0" W Latitude:39° 10' 0" N
ADDRESS BWI Terminal Building
PO Box 8766
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: 410 859 7111
Fax: 410 859 3960
Time Zone: GMT - 5 (GMT - 4 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 16km (10 miles) south of Baltimore and 52km (31 miles) north of Washington
DRIVING DIRECTIONS The I-195 serves the terminal directly, with a designated airport exit. From Washington DC, take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, heading north, until signs for I-195/BW appear. Bear right and follow I-195 to the airport. From Baltimore, take Russell Street south to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, then follow the parkway south to the junction with I-195, and merge left off the parkway onto I-195 for the airport.
CAR PARKING There is space for 30,300 cars at the airport, with short-term parking available directly in front of the terminal in the hourly garage (the first 30 minutes are free), as well as several satellite car parks offering daily, long-term and express parking. Parking facilities are serviced by regular courtesy shuttle buses.
CAR HIRE Companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. They are based at the new car hire facility on Stoney Run Road and New Ridge Road, one minute from the terminal; a shuttle bus service runs between the facility and the terminal.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Road: Taxi: Taxis are readily available from the airport. Bus: The BWI SuperShuttle offers scheduled bus services to/from hotels in the central Baltimore area. The Airport Shuttle runs a door-to-door service covering Maryland. A Washington DC Metro bus service, the BWI Express B30, runs from the airport to Greenbelt metro station in the capital. Rail: The airport has its own train station, connected to the terminal by free shuttle buses. A light rail service is available to downtown Baltimore and Hunt Valley. Amtrak trains run to Washington DC, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Alexandria. MARC trains serve Baltimore, Washington DC, Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County and Harford County.
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS An information desk is located in the central area of the terminal close to Concourse C.
AIRPORT FACILITIES Money and communications: ATMs, bureaux de change and postal services are available throughout the terminal. Eating and drinking: The airport has plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars. Shopping: There is a wide variety of shops, including a duty-free shop. Luggage: Left-luggage facilities have been suspended due to security concerns. There is a lost property office on the lower level of the terminal. Other facilities: There is a children’s play area.
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES There is a Business Services Centre (tel: 410 859 5997) at the airport, which has a conference room with fax and photocopying facilities, and connections for laptops. Meeting rooms are available through CK’s Catering and Conference Room service (tel: 410 691 2515) and the Friendship Centre (tel: 410 859 7833).
DISABLED FACILITIES There are disabled toilets, as well as lifts and ramps, and reserved disabled parking. Pick-up and set-down spaces are available on the upper level terminal road, where disabled passengers can seek assistance from Skycap porters (tel: 410 850 7674). Some car hire companies provide hand-controlled vehicles. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline of this when booking their ticket.
AIRPORT HOTELS The Sheraton International Hotel (tel: 410 859 3300) is located within the airport grounds. Other hotels in the vicinity include the AmeriSuites, Best Western, Candlewood Suites, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Courtyard by Marriott BMI, Econo Lodge, Embassy Suites, Extended Stay America, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Homestead Village, Homewood Suites, Marriott BWI, Microtel Inn and Suites, Ramada BWI Hotel, Red Roof Inn, Residence Inn, Sleep Inn & Suites, Springhill Suites by Marriott and Wingate Inn. Contact details for these hotels are available on the airport website. Most hotels offer a shuttle service to the airport and some offer Park & Fly deals.