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How to get from Baltimore Airport to Annapolis

Annapolis, also known as America’s sailing capital, is located 37km southeast of Baltimore airport. Known for its picturesque waterfront and exciting history, Annapolis has been dubbed America’s prettiest city, making it a perfect destination to visit.

So when planning your relaxing holiday in Annapolis, if you will be landing at Baltimore International Airport, and you have 2 transportation options to reach Maryland’s capital; you can take a taxi or a combined train and bus journey. The fastest and most comfortable option is to take a taxi or private shuttle from BWI to Annapolis, taking 35 minutes. Alternatively, for a more cost-savvy option, travellers can take a combined trip which involves taking the Light RailLink train and bus No. 70 to Downtown Annapolis, which takes around 1 hour 30 minutes – not including waiting times.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €65 35min 24/7
Train and Bus €7.60 87min 05:10–23:10

How to get from Baltimore Airport to Annapolis by taxi

Taking a taxi or a private transfer from Baltimore airport to Annapolis is the perfect way to travel. Baltimore taxis are available 24/7 and provide safe and reliable door-to-door services, taking you to your Annapolis hotel in just 35 minutes.

Taxi fare from Baltimore Airport to Annapolis

Baltimore cabs calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. Please note that increased night fares are applicable between 21:00 and 05:00. You can expect to pay around $65 (€67) for your 35-minute ride to Downtown Annapolis during the day and $75 (€77.20) at nighttime.

Nonetheless, if you wish to travel at a fixed competitive price with no hidden fees, you can pre-book your BWI to Annapolis shuttle with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

$65 (€67)

Trip Duration

35 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Baltimore International Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can find the Baltimore/Washington International Airport taxi ranks outside the baggage claim area on the Lower Level, close to doors 5 and 13.

Convenience

Arriving in a new city can be stressful, especially after a long flight and when travelling with children and/or heavy luggage. The fastest and most reliable way to get to your hotel is to take a Baltimore cab or private transfers. Taxis are available 24/7 and provide comfortable door-to-door services; the perfect option for you and your loved ones.

Editor’s Note

Most taxicabs in Baltimore accept card payments; however, it is recommended to ask your driver beforehand.

Useful Tips

Tipping your taxi driver in Annapolis is expected; most travellers leave a 10 to 20% tip.
Be aware that Baltimore taxi prices rise between 21:00 and 05:00.
Ensure that your driver has turned on, reset and applied the correct tariff to the taximeter before starting your journey.

How to get from Baltimore Airport to Annapolis by train & bus

For travellers on a budget, a public transport route is possible. You can get the Light RailLink train from BWI to Patapsco (17 minutes) before changing for bus No. 70 to Downtown Annapolis (1 hour 10 minutes). The total journey should take around 1 hour 27 minutes, excluding waiting times.

How much does it cost to get from BWI to Annapolis?

Both the Light RailLink and the bus charge $1.90 (€1.95) for a one-way ticket. As you are taking both the train and bus, you can expect to pay $3.80 (€3.90) for your trip from BWI to Annapolis.

You can purchase your tickets at the ticket vending machines or directly on the CharmPass mobile transit fare app.

Cost

$3.80 (€3.90)

Trip Duration

1 H 27 Min.

The Light RailLink runs from BWI every 30 minutes, and bus No. 70 runs every hour.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The train is available Mon-Sat 05:10 to 23:10, and Sun/holidays 10:35 to 20:40. The bus is available Mon-Fri 05:01 to 00:05, Sat 06:48 to 23:08 and 10:40 to 20:28 on Sun/holidays.

Where do I get the train and the bus from?

You can find the airport Light RailLink Station outside the lower level of the terminal building, adjacent to Concourse E. You will then have to alight at Patapsco Light rail station, where you will find the shuttle bus No. 70 at Bay 3. Once in Downtown Annapolis, you can disembark at Rowe Blvd & Taylor Ave Fs station.

Convenience

Regrettably, there is no direct public transportation option from BWI airport to Annapolis; you first need to take the train and then bus No. 70 – making the journey quite tedious, especially if you are travelling with children and/or heavy luggage. Moreover, once you get to Downtown Annapolis, you will have to find an alternative solution to get to your hotel or apartment.

Editor’s Note

It is good to know that children under the age of six may travel for free when accompanied by a full-fare paying passenger.

Useful Tips

Please note that the ticket vending machines at the station accept both cash and credit card payments.
If you take more than two single-trip rides in one day, consider purchasing a Day Pass or a CharmPass in the mobile app.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Annapolis from BWI?

Downtown Annapolis is located a short 37km southeast of Baltimore Washington Airport; it takes around 35 minutes to get from BWI to Annapolis by car or by taxi.

How do I get from BWI to Annapolis?

There are two transportation options to get from BWI airport to Annapolis; you can take a taxi which takes 35 minutes or a combined train and bus route which takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

However, if you wish to travel with a local driver, at a fixed competitive price, you can pre-book your BWI to Annapolis shuttle with Welcome Pickups.

What’s the average cost for a BWI to Annapolis shuttle bus?

Unfortunately, there is no direct BWI to Annapolis shuttle bus. You will first need to take the Light RailLink to Patapsco station before getting the shuttle bus No. 70 to Annapolis. The bus and the train cost $1.90 (€1.95) each, bringing your total fare to $3.80 (€3.90).

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