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

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Recommended option

Bus, train, subway  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Off-Site Parking Pick-Up to BWI Amtrak/MARC Station 75 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to L'ENFANT PLAZA station

$5 - $154

6 alternative options

Train, line 80 bus  •  1h 42m

  1. Take the train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the line 80 bus from North Capitol St & Massachusetts Ave to 19Th St & Virginia Ave 80 / ...

$24 - $115

Bus  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Bwi Airport Stop 2 - Concourse E to Greenbelt Station & Bus Bay D B30
  2. Take the bus from Greenbelt, MD to L'Enfant Plaza Station Manhattan-Alexandria

$14 - $22

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin 34.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin 34.1 miles

$3 - $5

Towncar  •  43 min

  1. Take a town car from Baltimore Airport to Tidal Basin 34.1 miles

$100 - $140

Shuttle  •  44 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Baltimore Airport to Tidal Basin

$40 - $60

Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin by bus and train

The journey time between Baltimore Airport (BWI) and Tidal Basin is around 1h 36m and covers a distance of around 37 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 15m. Operated by BWI Airport Shuttle, Amtrak Northeast Regional, Amtrak Acela Express and others, the Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin service departs from Off-Site Parking Pick-Up and arrives in 19Th St & Virginia Ave. Typically 133 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 36m
Fastest journey time:
1h 15m
Journey distance:
37 miles
Services per week:
133
Cheapest price:
$24
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:00
Last service departs at:
22:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin bus and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Tuesday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Baltimore Airport (BWI) → Tidal Basin
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tidal Basin is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin station. However, there are services departing from Bwi Airport Stop 2 - Concourse E and arriving at L'Enfant Plaza Station via Greenbelt, MD. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 51m.

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The distance between Baltimore Airport (BWI) and Tidal Basin is 29 miles. The road distance is 34.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin without a car is to bus and train and subway which takes 1h 13m and costs $5 - $160.

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It takes approximately 1h 13m to get from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin, including transfers.

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Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, depart from Bwi Airport Stop 2 - Concourse E station.

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Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin bus services, operated by Go Buses, arrive at L'Enfant Plaza Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin is 34 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin.

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Map of how to get from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin.
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  • Distance: 28.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 13m

What companies run services between Baltimore Airport (BWI), USA and Tidal Basin, DC, USA?

You can take a bus from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin via Greenbelt Station & Bus Bay D and Greenbelt, MD in around 1h 51m.

Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Class Seat
$50 - $100
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from BWI RAIL STATION MARC sb to NEW CARROLLTON MARC sb
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
More information at
Maryland Transit
Amtrak

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Business Seat
$26 - $40
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $100
First Class
$65 - $180
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to L'ENFANT PLAZA station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
BWI Airport Shuttle
Website
bwiairport.com
Bus from Off-Site Parking Pick-Up to BWI Amtrak/MARC Station
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
bwiairport.com
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from BWI INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL eb to BWI MARSHALL MARC STATION sb
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
More information at
Maryland Transit
Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland
Website
transitrta.com
Bus from BWI Airport to BWI Amtrak/MARC Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
transitrta.com
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from North Capitol St & Massachusetts Ave to 19Th St & Virginia Ave
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus from Bwi Airport Stop 2 - Concourse E to Greenbelt Station & Bus Bay D
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Greenbelt, MD to L'Enfant Plaza Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
gobuses.com
Shuttles by Jayride

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Shuttle from Baltimore Airport to Tidal Basin
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Shuttle
$40 - $60
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Towncar from Baltimore Airport to Tidal Basin
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Private
$100 - $140
Taxi from Baltimore Airport (BWI) to Tidal Basin
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Diamond Cab Taxi
Phone
+1 410-947-3333
Baltimore Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 410-685-1212

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