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About BWI Airport

Baltimore/Washington Thurgood International Airport, also known as BWI, is one of three main airports that serve the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region. It is also the region's busiest airport. This makes navigating the airport quite a challenge. The Baltimore Airport Map and BWI Airport parking map above can help you find your way across this busy airport.

BWI offers hourly and daily parking at its short-term and long-term parking garages. Additionally, there are various off-site BWI parking slots close to the airport for those looking for inexpensive parking options.

BWI Airport Quick Facts
Airport Name Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Airport Code BWI
Terminals One Terminal; Five Concourses
Airport Address Baltimore, MD 21240
Distance from downtown 9 miles from downtown Baltimore; 21 miles north of Miami
Official Website
Contact Number (954) 359-1200
No Of Destinations 80 domestic; 13 international
Focus City for Southwest Airlines
Flight Status: Departures and arrivals
TSA Wait Times

BWI Airport terminal guide

There are five concourses in addition to the main terminal building at BWI. As you'll notice on the BWI Airport terminal map, the terminal is shaped like a U, with the parking garage in the middle and the airport road network and ground transportation services around it.

Along with the security checkpoints that lead to the airside concourses, the ticketing area is on the upper level. This is because the primary terminal building has two floors.

The ticketing counters and various restaurants and caf's, including Sky Azure, with an observation deck, are located on the upper level of the main terminal building.

Passengers may stroll across the skywalk bridges from the hourly parking garage to the higher level, or they can use the elevator or escalators from the lower-level curbside.

The four security checkpoints are accessible from the upper level, with three checks available for Concourses A, B, and C and one checkpoint available for Concourse D. Please note that Concourses D and E are not airside connected with Concourses A, B, and C. However, you can check the Baltimore Airport Map to know where the concourses are located.

How to get around the terminals at BWI Airport

Because BWI is not a large airport, there are no railroads or airside buses for connecting flights. Passengers must walk from the main terminal to their concourse, and if connecting between the A/B/C concourses and the D/E concourses, they must re-clear security.

BWI promotes its cardiac walking pathways throughout the airport (with defibrillators along the way) and has two 1-kilometer routes - one from either end of the main terminal and one that goes the entire length of Concourse A to Concourse B.

More information about BWI Airport

EV parking at BWI

  • The Daily Garage and the Hourly Garage at BWI Marshall Airport are equipped with 10 charging stations for electric vehicles.
  • There are four quick chargers available at the Airport Cell Phone Lot, with an additional six planned for the Rideshare Lot.

Oversized parking at BWI

There is no space for parking oversized vehicles at BWI. Vehicles that need more than one parking spot will not be able to park here.

Accessible parking at BWI

There are designated parking spaces for people with disabilities in each of the official airport parking lots, and parking shuttle vehicles are designed to accommodate those using wheelchairs.

Pet relief areas at BWI

Pet relief areas are available both within and outside of the protected zones at BWI:

Outside security

  • Outside of door 19, near the International Terminal
  • Front of the hourly garage

Inside security

  • At the door to Concourse C
  • In the D/E connector, just past the safety

Important BWI phone numbers

  • Airport Emergency: 911
  • Airport Police: 410-859-7040
  • General Information: 410-859-7111
  • Lost and Found: 410-859-7387
  • Parking: 800-468-6294

BWI Airport customs and security

BWI has four security checkpoints: three for Concourses A, B, and C, and one for Concourses D and E. TSA PreCheck lanes are also available at each checkpoint at BWI.

How to get to BWI Airport


Taking the MARC/Amtrak rail from Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Wilmington, or Alexandria will bring you to the airport station, where you can catch a free shuttle to the airline check-in counters. The Light Rail is the cheapest route to get to and from BWI from Baltimore ($1.90 one way).


From Concourses A and E, you could get a bus to Maryland; however, this is not the most dependable option. Hourly beginning at 6:30 am and 9:30 pm, Greenbelt Metro Station in Washington, DC, is where you may board a BWI Express train to the airport.


Airport taxis are available on the lower level, next to the baggage claim, and are operated by the airport. Metered taxis may only take you so far, so use them for shorter trips.


Although Uber and Lyft are not as ubiquitous at BWI as they are at other airports, they may still be ordered and met at the standard passenger pick-up places outside baggage claim on the lower level.

Driving directions to BWI Airport

From Downtown Baltimore

Take MD 205 south and get off at the I-195 East exit, which will lead you to BWI Airport. Stay on I-195 until you reach the roads around the airport.

From Washington DC

Take US-50/New York Avenue and the two lanes on the left to get to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Get on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and keep going until you reach the exit for I-195 East toward BWI Airport. Stay on I-195 until you reach the roads around the airport.

Frequently asked questions

Where is BWI Airport located?

BWI Airport is in an unincorporated region of Anne Arundel County. The airport is located 9 miles south of downtown Baltimore and 30 miles northeast of Washington, D.C.

What time does BWI Airport open?

The airport is open 24/7, but security checkpoints open only at 4 am.

How big is BWI Airport?

BWI Airport covers over 3,596 acres. The BWI Airport Terminal spans 2.423 million square feet.

Why is Baltimore airport code BWI?

In 1973, the airport was renamed Baltimore/Washington International Airport to attract travelers from the Washington metropolitan region, especially Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Later in 1980, its IATA code, BAL, was changed to BWI to reflect the new name.

How early do you need to arrive at BWI airport?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recommends that passengers arrive two hours before planned domestic flights and three hours before booked international flights from BWI.

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