Getting Here

Photograph of the bow of a large red and lime green ship at port and tethered by long lines

Photo by Kim Holzer

Getting Here By Air

Three international airports provide easy access to Annapolis:

Each airport provides ground transportation options including rental cars, shuttles, taxis and rideshares and public transportation. See airport websites for more information. Be advised that traffic in the D.C./Baltimore area can be severe. Please take this into consideration before selecting an airport. See below for more information on Car Rentals and Airport Shuttles.

Airport Shuttles

There are several ways to get from the airport to Annapolis. Every airport has an information/ground transportation desk that can assist you in making arrangements for travel to Annapolis. Here are some additional options where reservations can be made in advance:

Getting Here By Train

Amtrak – daily trains from a number of stops located near Annapolis, including Baltimore-Penn Station (BAL); Baltimore-BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI); and New Carrollton (NCR). For train schedules and fees visit From these locations, a short shuttle or Uber ride can be taken to Annapolis.

Getting Here By Bus

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) provides commuter bus service between Annapolis and Baltimore or Washington, DC, connecting Annapolis to the DC Metro and the Baltimore Light Rail.

Megabus stops in Annapolis is located at the MTA Truman Park & Ride lot, 275 Harry S. Truman Parkway.

Young Transportation Services connects Annapolis to the DC Metro via the New Carrollton Metro Station, Connector Bus Route Number 921.

Getting Here By Car

From BWI – I-97 South towards Annapolis/Bay Bridge for approximately 15 miles, Route 50 East exit 24 Rowe Boulevard, At the second light, Taylor Avenue turn right. Follow for .75 miles and turn left into The Westin Annapolis.

From DCA – For directions using a GPS device or certain mapping websites, enter "Reagan National Airport." If the location is not recognized, try this geographical address: 2401 Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202. Destination is The Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Cir, Annapolis, MD 21401.

From IAD – For directions using a GPS device or mapping websites, enter "Dulles Airport." If the location is not recognized, use this physical street address: 1 Saarinen Circle, Dulles, VA 20166. Destination is The Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Cir, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Car Rentals

Renting a car is easy at any of the three airports serving Annapolis. All of the major rental agencies have offices here:

Getting Here By Boat

Docking at the Annapolis City Dock or mooring in the harbor is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For information and rates visit the Annapolis Harbormaster.