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Flying into Beautiful Baltimore

Baltimore is an important East Coast hub in the United States, owing to its proximity to Washington, D.C. Though known for its maritime reputation, the volume of travelers flying in and out makes the city vital for air travel as well. As a result, people find it easy to book affordable fare whether they're searching for flights to Baltimore from Detroit or to exotic locations all over the world.
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Choosing the Right Airport

Several airports service Baltimore, beginning with BWI – the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. It's 10 miles to the south of the city, services both domestic and international routes, and it's typically calmer than the other airports in the area. It has a single terminal and five concourses, so navigation is easy.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is 30 miles away from Baltimore. There are three terminals, which bring in flights from Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, Houston, Boston, New York City, and Fort Lauderdale. There are international flights as well, but they require a pre-clearance from US customs. Washington International can get cramped during peak hours.

Washington Dulles International Airport services the Baltimore area as well, although it's a busier airport about 43 miles away. It's known for its many shops and amenities, and for its designation as a United Airlines hub. It has one terminal and four concourses, with transportation provided by a moving walkway, shuttle buses, and the Aerotrain.

Examining Airport Amenities

BWI is a hub for AirTran, Cape Air, and Southwest. Popular direct flights include Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Tampa, and Atlanta. Because of its wide reach and popularity, there are a number of cheap flights to Baltimore Washington International, as well as from there. The airport has tremendous shopping opportunities, along with a meditation room, various exhibitions, and a playroom for children.

Washington International is a major hub for US Airways. Travelers can find tickets through other domestic airlines, but if they're looking for flights to Baltimore from Dublin or other international destinations, they may prefer flying into or from Dulles. That is due, of course, to the customs regulations at this airport.

Dulles, as mentioned, is known for its amenities. The airport offers free Wi-Fi all throughout, plus there are Internet kiosks and charging stations. There are various airline lounges, including exclusive areas. Additional amenities include smoking lounges, shoeshine facilities, manicure services, and even a massage bar.

Getting Around on a Dime

It's both easy and affordable to get into Baltimore from BWI. There's a free shuttle bus that takes airport guests to the nearby Amtrak station, and there's an MTA Light Rail station next to the airport's international concourse. The trains come and go from 6:00am to 11:00pm throughout the week, but with less regularity on the weekends, so late night or weekend travelers may prefer Dulles. Taxis into town typically cost around $30, but buses leave often and cost only $2.

Other than taxis, the train is one of the only ways to travel from Washington International to Baltimore. After cut-off, getting into Baltimore is difficult, resulting in passengers either taking a cab or walking four blocks to Union Station. From there, they can take a Greyhound into Maryland.

Travel into Baltimore from Dulles is surprisingly easy. Travelers can use the Metrorail; its orange line is accessible from the West Falls Church Station. There's also the possibility of a taxi, but it will cost upwards of $70 to make the trip into Baltimore.

Picking Inexpensive Booking Times

Baltimore has its peak seasons in the spring and the summer. May is especially busy, due to the Preakness horse race and many festivals on the water. The best time to find cheap flights is in the fall, because there's little inclement weather and the hotels are inexpensive as well.