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Airport Navigation Guide: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)

BWI, also known as Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, is a great alternative to anyone who needs to fly into the Washington, D.C. area. While it is a farther distance from the nation’s capital than the other two area airports, Reagan National (DCA) and Dulles International (IAD), it provides lower fares, easy parking and ground transportation options for arrivals and departures, and promotes an “easy come, easy go” theme, making it a popular choice for travelers.

Easy to Get There

BWI offers a variety of parking options from short-term to long-term off-site parking. The BWI website offers further information with parking maps and helpful hints for parking, as well as estimated drive times to the airport from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis. In addition, BWI offers suggestions for various other transportation options, including multiple rail and bus choices, and ideas for private ground transportation options. Groundlink, the premier ground transportation option for elite travelers and families alike, is an easy option for travelers who appreciate on-time departures and arrivals.

Easy to Navigate

BWI provides a wayfinding map for anyone who needs extra assistance getting around the various terminals. It includes both levels of the airport, all facilities, restaurants, shops, and more.

Easy to Enjoy

BWI has truly upped the game of airport fitness. It has a ROAM Fitness gym (with showers, the first of its kind), has a Cardio Trail to leisurely stroll throughout the terminals, and also has a 12.5 mile Hiker/Biker trail around the airport that you can do on a Zagster bike, view airplanes departing and arriving, and have some fun with family on a children’s playground.

Easy to Get Going

BWI welcomes over 25 million passengers annually, and, has made it its mission to provide the easiest possible airport experience. Its website provides a great deal of information about flights, security, and much more. Planning ahead to fly out of BWI is an excellent choice for its prices, convenience, and amenities.

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