Mid to late spring offers mild temperatures. Fall is also a good time if you want crisp, cooler temperatures while exploring the city. During the spring season, you will see numerous festivals, events, and of course, baseball games. Summers in Baltimore are humid, with July being the warmest at 85 – 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are keen on visiting Baltimore for the nightlife or events, then summer is best. The city does fill with more tourists in July and August, along with the city’s rainfall, but you will find more activities during peak tourist season than other times in the year.
In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Baltimore for $92/person, which is 78% cheaper than the average flight to Baltimore. To find the cheapest price to Baltimore from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
If you’re not able to fly to Baltimore in August, then July is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Baltimore during July average around $131.
The best time to book a flight to Baltimore from United States is 37 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $173. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as $78.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Baltimore is on a Saturday. Travelers who choose to depart for Baltimore on a Saturday will often find tickets for as low as $194. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Monday because tickets tend to average around $284. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Baltimore.
Flying to Baltimore from United States in the evening is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $175 when looking at flights departing in the evening. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $297.
If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Baltimore for April and October. Parks like Druid Hill Park are popular hot spots in those months.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Baltimore is possible. If you are planning a flight to Baltimore, consider booking flights to Washington Reagan-National Airport (38 mi from Baltimore city center), Frederick Airport (42 mi from Baltimore city center) or Washington Dulles Intl Airport (51 mi from Baltimore city center).
The cheapest airport near Baltimore is typically Frederick Airport with an average price of $255/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.Entry requirements
All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane. Travelers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel. US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers arriving in New York State must complete the Traveler Health Form. Travelers arriving in Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Health Form.Quarantine requirements
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected. Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.All other info
Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.
When booking flights to Baltimore in the United States, you will find several domestic airlines with direct and minimal stop options. Airlines include: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin America, and WOW Air. Some international carriers also fly into Baltimore, including Air Canada, Allegiant Air, British Airways, Condor, Norwegian, Sunwing, ViaAir, and XTra Airways.
Getting from the airport into Baltimore’s city center is quite easy, considering the plethora of Baltimore transportation options available.
The light rail system leaves from the airport to downtown. It takes approximately 25 minutes to downtown and one-way costs $1.60 USD, while a day pass is $3.50 USD. The light rail also stops at Camden Yards, Convention Center in the Inner Harbor, and Penn Station.
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has two buses that leave directly from the airport. Bus #17 connects to Parkway Center, Arundel Mills Mall, and Patapsco Light Rail Station. Bus #19 runs from the airport to the University of Maryland, Community College, and more downtown locations. Fare is $1.60 USD per trip.
The MARC Train is a commuter rail that goes from Baltimore to Washington, DC for $4 – $7 USD per trip. Discounts are available for students and seniors. There is no weekend service. The MARC takes only 30 minutes to get to city center from BWI.
Taxis are the fastest option, taking only 15 minutes to downtown Baltimore. However, they are also the costliest at $20 – $30 USD. Taxis cannot charge flat rates in the city, so prices depend on where in the downtown area you are going.
Some hotels offer courtesy shuttles that go from BWI into downtown. Also, there is a Super Shuttle that runs 24-hours and costs approximately $40 USD per trip. It takes 15 minutes to reach downtown, but you must book the shuttle in advance.
Several car rental companies operate out of the airport and can also be found online, including AVIS, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Momondo, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.
The most efficient way to get around Baltimore is by car. However, there are also taxis and public transportation options that help you explore the city without the hassles of paying for parking. Baltimore is a walking-friendly city too, especially when visiting the Inner Harbor where you can walk to several nearby attractions.
Purchase a $10 USD CharmCity card, which is rechargeable and lets you take the MTA options without having to pay exact change. CharmCity buses run every 10 minutes and stop at most city attractions. The service operates from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm on the weekends and 9:00 am – midnight during the week. Hours are extended in the summer.
There are water taxis throughout Baltimore, and they stop at more than 30 locations, all of which lead to big attractions. One-way tickets for adults are $7 USD and ages 3 – 10 pay $6 USD. An all-day adult pass is $12 USD. Water taxis run 10:00 am – 9:00 pm with extended summer hours.
Taxis are found by the airport, but once you get into Baltimore, they are not as easy to flag down. The fare starts at $1.80 USD for the first 1/11 mile, then $0.20 USD per additional 1/11 mile and every 30-seconds of wait time.
Uber and Lyft operate in Baltimore, and you can use their app to schedule a ride for travel within the city. Rates vary depending on location and the type of vehicle ordered.
Baltimore is a historic city in the United States; therefore, you will have a fair share of historic sites, museums, and attractions. Museums are plentiful in this Maryland town, with the best museums including the American Visionary Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and the Walters Art Museum. Stop by the USS Constellation docked at the Inner Harbor, which was launched back in 1854. The National Aquarium is good educational activity and for family fun. Patterson Park is a great place to spend the afternoon, and do not forget to catch a baseball game at Camden Yards’ Oriole Park.
Baltimore is a popular tourist destination, and it is the biggest city in Maryland. During the day, tourist areas are safe, but at night, you must practice abundant caution, especially if you are out alone. There are only some spots of Baltimore notorious for crime. It is best that you do not use any ATMs at night unless they are well lit.
Coupons for Attractions
You will notice that there are plenty of coupons and discount codes for attractions. So if you already know what you want to see while visiting Baltimore, book your tickets online to take advantage of the coupon codes.