Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, BWI, serves the Baltimore-Washington metro area. The airport is located about 10 miles south of Baltimore and 30 miles northeast of Washington D.C. The airport has been named after Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native.
The airport has 4 runways and serves over 21 million passengers each year. BWI is served by 13 different airlines and is a hub for AirTran Airways and is a focus city for Southwest Airlines and Cape Air. The airlines host direct flights throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, and London, England.
The Baltimore Washington International terminal has 2 levels. The lower level is the baggage claim area as well as the international arrivals area. There is also an underground tunnel connecting the hourly parking garage with the terminal. The upper level of the BWI terminal has concourses A through E, restaurants, shopping, and skywalks connecting to the parking garage. There is a free shuttle that runs between the terminals and the BWI Marshall Rail Station where you can ride the MARC trains to Baltimore or Washington D.C.
There are several parking options including, hourly parking, daily airport parking, express parking and long term airport parking at BWI. If you don’t have a car to park and need transportation there are several ground transportation options offered at the airport including taxi and bus services, vans and shuttles, rail systems, and car rental. There are also many airport hotel options. Many of the airport hotels offer a complementary shuttle service for their guests.