There are 7 ways to get from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda by bus, subway, train, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Bus, subway  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb to SHADY GROVE & station 201
  2. Take the subway from SHADY GROVE station to BETHESDA station Red

$4 - $9

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Train, subway  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the subway from UNION STATION station to BETHESDA station Red

$57 - $159

Bus, line 101 bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb to SHADY GROVE & station 201
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Shady Grove Station & Bay C - West to Medical Center Station & Bay E 101

$4 - $10

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda 36 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda 36 miles

$3 - $6

Shuttle  •  42 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Baltimore Airport to Bethesda

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  42 min

  1. Take a town car from Baltimore Airport to Bethesda 36 miles

$140 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda is to taxi which costs $150 - $190 and takes 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda station. However, there are services departing from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb and arriving at Medical Center Station & Bay E via Shady Grove Station & Bay C - West. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Baltimore Airport (BWI) and Bethesda is 27 miles. The road distance is 36 miles.

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The best way to get from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda without a car is to bus and subway which takes 1 h 26 min and costs $3 - $9.

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It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to get from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda, including transfers.

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Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda bus services, operated by Maryland Transit, depart from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb station.

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Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda bus services, operated by Montgomery County MD Ride On, arrive at Medical Center Station & Bay E.

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Yes, the driving distance between Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda is 36 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda.

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There are 870+ hotels available in Bethesda. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda.
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  • Distance: 27.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 26 min

What companies run services between Baltimore Airport (BWI), USA and Bethesda, MD, USA?

You can take a bus from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda via SHADY GROVE & station and Shady Grove Station & Bay C - West in around 2 h 2 min.

Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from SHADY GROVE station to BETHESDA station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from UNION STATION station to BETHESDA station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb to SHADY GROVE & station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Montgomery County MD Ride On
Website
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Shady Grove Station & Bay C - West to Medical Center Station & Bay E
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
Other operators
Taxi from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Bethesda
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
http://www.psc.state.md.us/
Website
psc.state.md.us
Raven Cab Co
Phone
+1 410-945-2212
Next Destination
Phone
+1 202-643-9257
Website
nextdestinationllc.com
Preston Transportation
Phone
+1 443-449-8680
Jayride
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Baltimore Airport to Bethesda
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Baltimore Airport to Bethesda
Estimated price
$140 - $200

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