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Car Rental Baltimore Airport

When flying into Baltimore-Washington International Airport, you won't want to be bothered with the hassle that often accompanies arranging for a car rental if you can avoid it. Fortunately, this airport is run pretty efficiently, as evidenced by its having won the 2010 award for being the best airport in its size class, which ranking is based on an Airport Service Quality Survey. Even though you can count on great service, it always helps to be prepared, so here are a few things you might want to know about BWI (also known as Thurgood Marshall Airport) and renting a car there, so as to minimize any potential hangups.


The great thing about car rental at BWI is that recently a huge, spacious facility was opened up to accommodate the busy traffic of international travel. The facility is located at the junction of Stoney Run Rd. and New Ridge Rd., which is easily reachable via the free shuttle service that carries travelers to and from the airport. The shuttles leave the airport approximately every 10 minutes so if you miss one, you won't have long to wait before the next one comes along. To locate the shuttle area, go to the lower level of the airport and look for the signs directing you to ground transportation shuttle service. The ride to the car rental facility is only about 10 minutes, in case you need to plan on a tight schedule.


BWI is located in northern Anne Arundel County of Maryland, about 10 miles south of Baltimore itself and about 30 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., so if either of these are your destination, you won't have far to travel, but the traffic can still be very congested, depending on the time of day you're driving. Give yourself plenty of time to cover these short distances, in case you get caught up in traffic.


When returning a vehicle, there are road signs on all roads surrounding the airport which point to the car rental facility, so as soon as you get close to the airport, you'll be directed to the proper location.




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Airport Data for BWI
Transportation from BWI
Parking Information

Identification Codes:  

  • IATA: BWI
  • ICAO: KBWI

Distance from BWI to: 

  • Glen Burnie city center – 8 miles (13 km)
  • Baltimore – 13 miles (21 km)
  • Pasadena – 14 miles (22 km)
  • Washington DC – 32 miles (51 km)

Nearest Major Airports: 

  • Washington DC Reagan Airport – 36 miles (58 km)
  • Washington DC Dulles Airport – 58 miles (93 km)
  • Philadelphia Airport – 89 miles (144 km)
  • Pittsburgh Airport – 267 miles (430 km)

Glen Burnie Time Zone: 

  •  5 Hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT – 5:00)

Hotels near BWI: 

  • There is one hotel within walking distance of BWI
  • There are many more within 2 miles (3 km) of the airport

Facts about BWI:

  • It is one of the Top 10 most easily accessible airports in the U.S.
  • It has a capacity of over 20 million passengers annually
  • It is ranked as the second healthiest airport in the U.S.
  • One of 3 airports serving the Washington DC area

Car Rental at Baltimore-Washington DC Airport:

  • Car hire area is located outside the airport complex
  • Rental car kiosks are reachable by complimentary shuttles
  • 8 Car Rental companies serve the airport
  • Most  car rental agencies work all day

Maryland Transit Administration Bus:

  • BWI Express/ Route B30 serves the airport
  • One Bus Stop are located at the lower level of the International concourse
  • Another stop is on the lower level of concourse A/B
  • Single way fare to the Baltimore city centre is 2.00 USD
  • A ride to the Washington DC city center is about 4.00 USD

Taxi Service:

  • Taxi stand is outside the Baggage Claim area on the lower level
  • Taxis are available around the clock
  • Ride to Baltimore is about 35.00 USD
  • Ride to Washington DC is approximately 90.00 USD

Train:

  • Light Rail service is available to downtown Baltimore
  • Single way fare to is 1.60 USD
  • Shuttles are available at BWI
  • *1.00 USD = 0.70 EUR, 0.60 GBP

Hourly Garage:

  • First 30 minutes:  Free
  • Each subsequent 30 minutes: 2.00 USD
  • Maximum: 20.00 USD per day

Daily Garage:

  • 2.00 USD per hour
  • Maximum: 10.00 USD per day

Express Parking:

  • Maximum: 14.00 USD per day

Long Term Parking:

  • 1.00 USD per hour
  • Maximum: 8.00 USD per day
  • *1.00 USD = 0.70 EUR, 0.60 GBP

*Prices, information and exchange rates are as of June 17, 2009