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Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006, 11:42 am
year_two: tranpsportation from/to airport

I'll be visiting Johns Hopkins on Tuesday (possible transfer) and I'm a bit confused with how the public transportation works. Can anyone tell me how I might get from the airport (BWI) to the undergrad campus (and back) and how long it would take? I'm from Chicago so not completely incompetent but the El is so much less intimidating than these maps I've been looking at. Thanks :)

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)

There are two ways you can travel to/from the airport via public transportation.

First, you can take the light rail. It costs 1.60 one way, and takes you from the airport to mount royal/penn station in downtown baltimore. If you're traveling with luggage, you can take a cab from penn station/downtown to campus, and that costs about 5 bucks. You could also take the #3 or #11 MTA bus that runs on charles st. from penn station to campus. This is also 1.60. If you're feeling adventurous and don't mind walking, it's a 20 minute walk from the train station to campus. This probably takes about 1 hour if you take the cab or the bus.

You could take the MARC commuter train from bwi to penn station, and this makes less stops than the light rail. The downside is you have to take a free shuttle bus from the terminal to the train station, which usually runs about once every half hour (if I remember correctly)and takes 5 minutes or so. The train costs about 7$. Total travel time is on the order of 1-1.5 hours if you include the waiting time at the terminal.

Sat, Jun. 24th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)

If I remember correctly, the MARC train (which runs throughout Maryland) costs $4 to go from the BWI airport to Penn Station. From there, the easiest thing to do is to just take a taxi for $5 (as stated above). If you go with just taking a taxi from the airport to the school, it costs about $40-$45.