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 $77/person, which is 86% 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.
The month of August is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Baltimore from United States, with most prices found around $104. If you don’t want to visit Baltimore in August, then you should wait until July to fly from United States, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $131.
Most flyers found that booking tickets 37 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Baltimore. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $173. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Baltimore from United States for as low as $33 on momondo.
On average, the least expensive day to fly to Baltimore from United States is on a Saturday. momondo users have found tickets for Saturday departures for as low as $192. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Monday because tickets tend to average around $279. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Baltimore.
Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Baltimore is in the evening. Flights from United States to Baltimore during this time can be as low as $189. Flights to Baltimore are more costly in the afternoon, with an average ticket price of $282. Departure times in the afternoon fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.
Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Baltimore for April and October, when they can visit Druid Hill Park and enjoy all that the park has to offer.
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 $492/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.
Currently, United States travel restrictions include travel to Baltimore. The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, European Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland and Brazil in the past 14 days. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the countries named don't have to isolate for two weeks, unless they have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If you are planning to travel to Baltimore at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.
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.