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Duane Feb 11th, 2002 02:12 PM

Do I need to rent a car to go for a weekend to Baltimore's inner harbor?
 
My wife and I will be traveling with another couple to Baltimore in May. We will be flying into BWI, and need to get down to our hotel at the inner harbor. Are taxis plentiful? Is the bus reliable? Is there a cheap way to get from the airport to the inner harbor (besides hotel shuttles)? Thanks for your input.<BR>Duane

Ang Feb 11th, 2002 02:33 PM

Have done this trip twice. Both times flew into BWI and stayed at Renaissance Inner Harbor. We used the airport shuttle/limo/van service. Not sure if there is a cheaper way. You do NOT need a car once you get to hotel. Everything is withing walking distance or perhaps a water taxi to Fell's Point. A car during your stay would be a hinderance if you are only going to be in the Inner HArbor area. Both times we were there were for long weekends, went to Orioles games, did touristy stuff, Babe Ruth museum etc. We did not go to the rest of Baltimore and did not need a car while there.

Stephanie Feb 11th, 2002 03:33 PM

Duane:<BR><BR>You will not need a car in Inner Harbor. I lived 10 blocks from this place from 1987-1989. There is about 3 to 4 shopping centers there. I would suggest a taxi ride to Little Italy for some lunch or dinner. Closer there is a Fudderuckers (as of when I left). There are some international and U.S. military ships sometimes in port that you can tour. I did that twice before. There is an aquarium that you should definately see. Also, there is a submarine from WWII in the Harbor. Look into going to an Oriole game if they are home at the time. BWI to Baltimore may be $45.00 one way. I remember going from D.C. to BWI for an expensive amount of money. If you have another couple to split the cost, there should not be a problem. Oh, look into Amtrak transportation too. Basically all the trains heading toward Philly, NYC and Boston stop in Baltimore. I use to take these trains when I missed the local Maryland train.

Duane Feb 12th, 2002 04:43 AM

TTT<BR>Thanks.

Larry Feb 12th, 2002 05:10 AM

Duane--<BR>Here is a link to BWI and should give you all the information you need:http://www.bwiairport.com/frames/1_baltimore.html<BR>

r-travels Feb 21st, 2002 03:31 PM

Duane- The least expensive way to get to Inner Harbor from BWI is the "Light Rail" ... the station is at the north end of the BWI terminal .... that's to your right when you reach the luggage areas from the flight gates. The price will be $1.35/person 1 way. It's where the northbound train originates, so it will be almost empty as you board. Exit the lightrail at the Convention Center stop, and get a taxi, or call your hotel, for transportion from there.<BR><BR>To make the return trip, get transportation from your IH hotel to Penn Station/Baltimore, where the light rail TO BWI originates, to avoid having to board a packed train with luggage. Your hotel might even be walking distance from the light rail - check with them. A $3 all day pass is good on light rail, bus and subway. Purchase your tickets from vending machines at each stop.<BR>


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