Getting to and around Baltimore

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Travel Discounts

American and Delta Airlines are the official carriers of the AAR & SBL Annual Meetings and Avis is the preferred rental car supplier. For the benefit of our conference attendees, a discount is available and is valid a few days before and after the Annual Meeting ends, depending on carrier. To take advantage of these special discounted fares, you can call or make reservations directly through their respective websites listed below. Discounts do not apply to certain restricted fares and exclude sale fare inventories.

Carrier Phone Number Website Discount Code
American Airlines 1-800-433-1790 84N3AC
Delta Airlines 1-800-328-1111 NMFTM
Avis Car Rental 1-800-331-1600 B136001

Transportation from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Light Rail service is available to go downtown, but your hotel might not be along the direct route. Many passengers will have to transfer to the Charm City Circulator or walk some distance after riding the Light Rail. Please refer to the hotel map for reference and contact your hotel if you have any questions.

Light Rail
To get to the Baltimore Convention Center from the airport using the Light Rail, follow signs down to ground transportation and baggage claim. The Light Rail station is located immediately outside the lower level of the terminal building, adjacent to Concourse E. You will proceed to door #19 and the Light Rail picks up outside. You may purchase tickets at the vending station just outside door #19. A one way ticket is $1.60. Do not purchase a round trip ticket, as it expires within 24 hours. You will take either line to the Convention Center stop. The Baltimore Convention Center is on your right and the Hilton is on the left.

For schedules, maps, fare details or other general information, call 410-539-5000 or go to
Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday 6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Sunday and Holidays 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Charm City Circulator
For more information, go to Service is approximately every ten to fifteen minutes.
Monday–Thursday 6:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m.–Midnight
Saturday 9:00 a.m.–Midnight
Sunday 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

The Circulator has an app that is available for your iPhone, iPad, and Android device. Stay up to date with route status and mobile maps.

The taxi stand is located just outside of the baggage claim area of the lower level of the BWI Marshall terminal. Please note that this service is available from BWI Marshall only. For cab service to BWI Marshall, one suggestion is Checker Cab, which can be reached at 410-685-1212. BWI Marshall taxis are prohibited from charging flat rates. For more information, call 410-859-1100 or visit An average fare to the Inner Harbor is $35.

Shared-Ride Vans
The AAR and SBL are partnering with two airport shuttle companies this year. Super Shuttle offers 24 hour service and has counters at the airport located at lower level baggage claims 1 and 10. GO Airport Express tracks arriving passenger’s flights and passenger are met at curbside. Service with GO is not available midnight to 3 a.m.

Super Shuttle


Shared Ride Discount

Exclusive Van Discount


$14 one way
$26 round trip

$5 off one way
$12 off round trip


$2 off one way
$5 off round trip

$5 off one way
$12 off round trip

To receive your group discount:

  • Make your roundtrip reservation by following this link:
  • Click on Book Online on top left hand side of page
  • Provide the requested information, to include roundtrip service, your name, flight details (to and from the airport), and a local contact phone #
  • Provide the hotels name if hotel has not populated
  • Provide a credit card for payment
  • Print your confirmation page (or you can e-mail it to yourself)

You may also call 1-800-258-3826 to make reservations. Please make sure to mention group code (YH99H). **Discount will not be applied if this information is not provided to reservation agent**

GO Airport Shuttle
Airport and Train Station Ground Transportation Fare Special: GO Airport Shuttle is offering discount rides to and/or from your Baltimore hotel and the Convention Center. They serve BWI Airport/Amtrak, Penn Station Baltimore, Reagan National Airport, Dulles Airport and Washington Union Station. For phone and web discount details, click here: Airport & Train Discount Transfers. If you would prefer to reserve directly from, enter AAR&SBL in the Booking Code/Rider ID box, then click the GO button. You may also call them directly at 800-776-0323 or 410-381-2722, press 2 and say, “My profile number is 165289.”

Parking by the Baltimore Convention Center

Baltimore has a rapidly growing company with a vision to make parking painless and inexpensive called Parking Panda. Their service allows customers to find and reserve guaranteed parking online or in the iTunes Store. Even if a garage or lot sells out, by reserving with Parking Panda you space is pre-paid and guaranteed. Visit to find parking near the Baltimore Convention Center.