I plan on taking a railfan trip in March. I am flying into BWI and taking the CL out of WAS. I have found that there is a shuttle that runs between BWI airport and rail station. Does anyone have experience taking a train from BWI who can speak to how the signage is to find the pickup point?
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:37 PM
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:39 PM
Just look for the Amtrak/MARC shuttle signs once you're on the baggage claim level. It stops outside a couple of the doors on that level. It's marked very well and runs frequently.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:45 PM
If it is a weekday, it may be easier to take Marc to WAS to pickup the CL check pricing and schedule both carriers....
Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:54 PM
Last time I was at BWI the Amtrak/MARC shuttles where run just like the various parking lot shuttles, probably one every 5 or 10 minutes. Just claim your bags, walk out, and look for the stops (there are several there) and then get on the correct shuttle bus.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:11 PM
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:28 PM
What the above folks said.
They're no different looking than the parking shuttles. (just don't get on the wrong ones :-)
One note, if you get in really late, MARC trains will have stopped running as will possibly Amtrak trains.
It's quite possible to get a cab from the BWI train station to Union Station. Do NOT accept the first offer. The 1 (or 2?) times I did it, we got it from like $40+/person to I think $20/person.
For the record I did the reverse (train->airport almost every weekend for 3+ years and often in the direction you're doing it.)
Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:10 PM
Since he said he was connecting to the CL I wasn't thinking about late travel times......
Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:36 PM
Thank you for all of your replies. I feel a lot more certain as to what to expect when I land at BWI and start looking for the MARC/Amtrak shuttle.
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