Travel and Transportation

Travel Information

Getting to Baltimore

Baltimore is easily accessible by plane, train, or highway. There are three major airports that serve Baltimore: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Thurgood Marshall (BWI) provides more than 650 flights daily to dozens of domestic and international destinations.  BWI is located approximately 15 minutes from the AADE18 Annual Conference Hotels and the Baltimore Convention Center.  Click here for information on the Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Special Travel Discounts

AADE is proud to announce its partnerships with the following airline companies:

United Airlines is pleased to offer attendees 2% to 10% discounts off of published fares to Baltimore between Monday, August 13 and Thursday, August 23, 2018. To take advantage of this discount, you must complete the following steps:

  • Visit united.com
  • Under the Flight tab, click on “All Search Options”
  • Under “Promotions and Certificates” enter ZE5C932017. The fares shown will include the discount.
  • A $25/$30 service fee will be added to your ticket if you call United to book your ticket.

Delta Airlines is pleased to offer attendees 2% to 10% discounts off of published fares to Baltimore between Sunday, August 12 and Saturday, August 25, 2018. To take advantage of this discount, you must complete the following steps:

  • Visit delta.com/meeting
  • From the four boxes, select “Book Your Flight” (bottom right).
  • Enter Meeting Event Code: NMQYB 

Southwest Airlines Information coming soon!

Amtrak Discount Amtrak is pleased to offer attendees a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Baltimore, MD between August 13 – August 23.  To take advantage of this discount, you must complete the following steps:

  • Call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or contact AADE’s travel agency, Omega at (800) 969-4152. Note: Convention Fares cannot be booked via internet.
  • Mention the Convention Fare Code: X25G-978

This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service.  Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.  Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodations charges.

Live Just Outside the Baltimore Area?

MARC Train service is a commuter rail system that services the Baltimore area.  Click here for more information on MARC. MARC Service fares vary by distance travelled; Daily weekly or monthly tickets are available.

The Penn Line service operates from Perryville, Martin Airport in the north and from Bowie, Odenton, BWI Airport, Halethorpe and West Baltimore to Baltimore, Penn Station. Penn Line service operates 7 days /week.

The Camden Line service operates from Washington with stops including Greenbelt, Laurel and Savage, Jessup to Baltimore’s Camden Station. Camden Line service operates Monday through Friday only.

Take the Light Rail directly to the Convention Center Area

The easiest way to get to the Baltimore Convention Center area from BWI airport is on the light rail.  Board the light rail at Terminal E of the airport and ride for eleven stops until you reach the Convention Center stop or your preferred stop.  A one-way ticket on the light rail costs $1.80. Make sure to check the schedule for when you arrive, as the light rail does not run at all hours. Click here for more information. 

Airport Shuttle

Receive a discount through SuperShuttle when traveling between the airport and your hotel.   Book via phone (800) 258-2826 or online here.  Use group code 3D7y6.

DISCOUNT VALID DATES: August 13-23, 2018

WHERE TO ENTER YOUR CODE: To use your code simply enter it in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website when making your reservations.

DISCOUNT: Your discount gives you 10% off your reservation made online.  Discount does not apply to exclusive vans (which are already discounted).

RESERVATIONS: For special reservation, questions call 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) or customer service, available 24/7. Please note that if you call in your reservation instead of booking and paying online with your discount code, then your discount is not valid and a $3 call center fee applies.

Arrival Procedures:

SuperShuttle BWI: After collecting luggage, customer must Exit Door #7 on the baggage claim level. Cross the street to PICKUP ZONE C1 on the outer curb. A SuperShuttle CSR is there to assist them from 8am – 12midnight. For the following arrivals:

  • Southwest, Alaska, American, US Airways- the pickup location is located outside
    the lower level baggage claim area. Exit door #7 and cross the street to outer curb
    pickup zone C1.
  • Air Canada, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit, United – the pickup location is located outside
    the lower level baggage claim area. Exit door #12. Cross street to outer curb and
    walk LEFT to pick up zone C1 (Pickup zone C1 is on the outer curb in front of door
    #7).
  • Air Mobility Command, British Airways, Charter, Condor, Sun Wing, WOW, Xtra – the
    pickup location is located outside the lower level baggage claim area. Exit door
    #16, cross street to outer curb, walk left along outer curb to pick up zone C1 (Pickup
    zone C1 is on outer curb in front of door #7).

After hours, customer may call 1 (800) 258-3826 for further assistance.

Getting Around Baltimore

Ride for FREE Within the City with the Charm City Circulator

The free shuttles run every 10 minutes from early morning to late night, seven days a week.  Click here for more information and to plan your route.

  • The orange line picks up and drops off right in front of the Baltimore Convention Center (stop 219) and services Hollins Market to Harbor East.

Driving into Baltimore and Need to Park a Car?

Don’t forget to carpool and help save on both parking costs and pollution! Best Parking is a useful tool to find the cheapest parking spots around town. Click here for more information.  Select ‘Baltimore” and a map will pop up with garages and parking options.

The many attractions of the Inner Harbor are within walking distance of each other. Click here for a walking map of the waterfront area.

When venturing between neighborhoods around the harbor, try the Baltimore Water Taxi.  Or, take advantage of Baltimore’s excellent public transportation.

Car Rental Information

AADE is proud to announce its partnership with the following rental car companies:

Car Rental Agency Discount Phone Web Address Code

(please mention when calling)

Alamo AADE Members Only – 10% 800-327-9633 www.alamo.com Rate Code: BY

Assoc. ID 706768

Hertz AADE Members Only –

 

800-654-3131 www.hertz.com

 

CDP# 0028835

 

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