Traveling To and Around Baltimore

Getting to Baltimore

Baltimore is easy to get to and easy to get around. It is located off I-95 at a convenient stop on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and just 15 minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). For those who drive, more than 40,000 off-street spaces in downtown garages and lots make parking convenient.

BWI Airport

A short 15 minutes from downtown, BWI offers more than 650 flights daily to more than 70 destinations. The airport is easily accessible to the light rail, as well as the BWI Amtrak Station.

Airport Shuttle: $22
Taxi: $35
Public Light Rail: $1.60

Super Shuttle

ESA’s Super Shuttle Discount Code is:  U9AYV

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Contact the local team

Reservations: Book online or call (800) BLUE VAN (258-3826)
TDD Reservations: (877) 215-9262

BWI Airport, Lower Level Concourse C, BWI Airport, MD 21240-0766
Office: (410) 859-3427

Train Travel to Baltimore 

Amtrak offers a 10% discount
Valid For Travel:  August 04, 2015 – August 18, 2015

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Baltimore, MD between the above dates.  Includes travel up to three days prior to the convention start date and three days following the last day of the meeting. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet, to book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please refer to Convention Fare Code X93W-929 when making your reservation a 10% discount has been approved. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela service. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.


MARC (MTA) Train Station

Public Transportation in Baltimore

The Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) operates bus, metro subway, light rail, and MARC train services. The Charm City Circulator is a free transportation service with four routes that intersect downtown.


Getting Around Baltimore

The Light Rail is a transit line that connects BWI Airport south of the city to the convention center, and it continues north to great shopping and dining at the Hunt Valley Town Center in suburban Cockeysville, Md. Daily service from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, 6 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

The Charm City Circulator boasts four routes throughout the downtown neighborhoods. It’s free and efficient, as a shuttle arrives every 10-15 minutes at the designated stops on each route. Amtrak passengers arriving at Penn Station should use the purple route and then the orange route to get to the convention center and host hotel.

Walking around downtown Baltimore is fun and easy, however, if you are in a hurry or suddenly the weather changes, taxi cabs are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. A cab from BWI Airport to Baltimore Convention Center is between $24 and $38, pending traffic.

Parking In Baltimore

There are a number of affordable garages located all throughout downtown Baltimore. Download a printable map of area garages here. //

For additional parking information, please visit the Parking Authority of Baltimore City’s website. //

Where Can I park Around the Baltimore Convention Center?

ESA has partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking near the ESA 2015 Annual Meeting.  Use our Promo Code ESA2015 to get a 15% discount.   View real-time availability and pricing at many locations within easy walking distance to the Baltimore Convention Center.

Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you make your reservation  in advance, if driving.