Rail and Bus Service Provide Convenient Alternatives
2012-12-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — As thousands of passengers prepare to fly for the holidays, travelers are reminded of the many transit alternatives offered at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. BWI Marshall provides among the best transit access of any major U.S. airport.
“We work very hard to provide a pleasant and efficient travel experience for our customers,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of BWI Marshall. “BWI Marshall has the longstanding reputation as the ‘easy come, easy go’ airport. Outstanding transit access is an important part of our service.”
BWI Marshall is one of the only U.S. airports to have an on-airport rail station. Easy and efficient rail access is available to Washington, Baltimore, and beyond. MARC and Amtrak provide convenient rail service to Washington and Baltimore. Light Rail offers access to Baltimore and the surrounding suburbs.
Beyond rail access, express and commuter bus options are available and especially popular during the holidays. The B30 BWI Express Metrobus route is a direct link from the Washington Metro system to BWI Marshall. This service runs about every 40 minutes, seven days a week, between the Airport and the Metro’s Greenbelt station on the Green Line.
The Maryland Transit Administration provides the route 201 Commuter Bus service along the Intercounty Connector (ICC), which offers excellent access to BWI Marshall for residents and businesses in Montgomery County. The route 201 ICC Commuter Bus provides comfortable, frequent service between Gaithersburg, the Shady Grove Metro station, as well as other Montgomery County stops and BWI Marshall. The service runs seven days a week, with hourly trips throughout most of the day.
“The 201 is the fastest growing of the ICC Commuter Bus routes,” said MTA Administrator Ralign T. Wells. “It has the highest ridership of all the ICC routes and has experienced substantial growth since it was launched in March 2011.”
Holiday travelers are encouraged to take advantage of the many convenient, affordable transit options for reaching BWI Marshall. For additional information on ground transportation options at BWI Marshall, travelers can use the Airport’s website, www.BWIairport.com.