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Transportation

We're in the heart of Baltimore, and we're the region's most accessible campus.

There's more than one way to get to and from UB. Check out the many transportation options available to you as a student, visitor or faculty or staff member—or if you are simply visiting UB Midtown.


How long does it take?

All times are approximate.

  • from the University of Baltimore station using Light Rail

    Hunt Valley: 39 minutes
    Timonium: 24 minutes
    Lutherville: 20 minutes
    Mt. Washington: 10 minutes
    North Avenue: 2 minutes
    Downtown: 15 minutes
    Patapsco: 21 minutes
    Linthicum: 30 minutes
    BWI: 38 minutes
    Glen Burnie: 38 minutes

  • from Baltimore’s Penn Station (one block from UB)

    SOUTHBOUND
    West Baltimore: 13 minutes
    Halethorpe: 20 minutes
    BWI: 24 minutes
    Odenton: 31 minutes
    Bowie: 37 minutes
    Seabrook: 42 minutes
    New Carrollton: 46 minutes
    Washington, D.C.: 57 minutes

    NORTHBOUND
    Martin's Airport: 12 minutes
    Edgewood: 25 minutes
    Aberdeen: 35 minutes
    Perryville: 50 minutes

Public Transportation

Light Rail

The Light Rail runs north-south between Hunt Valley and Glen Burnie. The University of Baltimore/Mount Royal station is just west of the Fitzgerald Garage and the main campus buildings.

Light Rail tickets cost a flat $1.60 each way.


Bus

The University is located on several major metropolitan bus routes and regional commuter bus routes. The University also offers free shuttle bus service.


Charm City Circulator

The free, eco-friendly Charm City Circulator consists of a fleet of 21 hybrid electric vehicles following four routes:

  • the north-south Purple Route (connecting Federal Hill and the Cross Street Market area with Penn Station; this line has the closest stop to UB)
  • the east-west Orange Route (connecting Hollins Market and the B&O Railroad Museum with the Inner Harbor, Harbor East and Fells Point)
  • the Green Route (tying the Johns Hopkins Hospital with Fells Point and City Hall)
  • the Banner Route (running from the Inner Harbor to Fort McHenry).

Metro Subway

The Metro Subway runs from Owings Mills to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Maryland State Office Building Metro Subway Station is located four blocks from the UB campus.


Train

UB is one block south of Pennsylvania Station (Amtrak and MARC service) on Charles Street.


Discount Programs for Public Transportation

MTA All Access College Transit Pass ($39 for students)

You can use the monthly MTA All Access College Transit Pass (must be repurchased every calendar month) for unlimited travel on MTA local Bus, Light Rail, and Metro Subway for just $39 for students. The MTA All Access College Transit Pass cannot be used on Amtrak or MARC train service (see Student Advantage program information for MARC discounts).

Students can purchase the MTA All Access College Pass at the UB Office of the Bursar, 410.837.4848.

Student Advantage Card

You can purchase a Student Advantage membership card for a low, flat fee to get a discount on MARC and Amtrak train tickets. Just present your Student Advantage card and your college photo ID at any staffed MARC station or Amtrak ticket counter.

Guaranteed Ride Home

Guaranteed Ride Home provides commuters who regularly (twice a week) carpool, vanpool, bike, walk or take transit to work with a free and reliable ride home when one of life's unexpected emergencies arise. Commuters may take advantage of this service up to four times a year to get home for unexpected emergencies such as a personal illness or a sick child.

Guaranteed Ride Home can also be used for unscheduled overtime when your employer mandates that you must stay late. The service is designed to rescue commuters who are worried about how they'll get home when an emergency arises. Knowing there's a guaranteed ride home allows one to use commuting options like transit and carpools with peace of mind and confidence.


More Transportation Options and Information

  • BoltBus
    bus service to New York City from Maryland Avenue (across from Penn Station)
  • MTA Maryland
    information about local and commuter buses, Metro Subway and Light Rail

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use public transportation to get to and from UB?

    Absolutely. UB is well served by public transportation options like the MTA Light Rail, Metro Subway and bus system as well as MARC commuter rail, Amtrak, Charm City Circulator, MTA Bus and Bolt Bus out of Penn Station, just a block from campus.

  • Is parking available at transit stops?

    Yes, many transit stations have available parking. Please check availability, and be aware that lots do fill up.

    Find out more about parking at transit stops for:
    Light Rail
    Metro Subway
    MARC commuter rail

  • What hours do MARC trains run?

    As early as 4:40 a.m. and as late as 10:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, depending on the direction you're headed. See the Penn Line weekday schedule.

    On weekends, the Penn Line (only) runs as early as 7:10 a.m. and as late as 10:35 p.m., depending on the direction you're headed.

  • What methods of payment can I use to purchase tickets for the Light Rail, Metro Subway and MARC?

    You can pay with VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit cards or with cash. All stations have electronic vending machines that take all forms of payment.

  • Does UB provide transportation to the nearest transit stops?

    UB provides free shuttle bus service to and from the Fitzgerald at UB Midtown, near the University of Baltimore/Mount Royal Light Rail station at Oliver Street and Mount Royal Avenue. It also provides free shuttle bus service to and from the State Center, near the Metro Subway entrance at Eutaw and Preston streets. Learn more about UB's shuttle bus service.


    After the shuttle bus stops running, UB community members can request escort service among UB facilities (including parking facilities) from the Department of Public Safety.

  • What's the best way to relay my experience, whether it's bad or good, on MTA transportation?

    MTA's Rate Your Ride service allows transit riders to provide real-time feedback about their ride. Visit the Rate Your Ride page, or send a text to 30802. This service is provided by the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance.

  • What about free transportation around town?

    It's called the Charm City Circulator. Check it out. Of course, walking and biking are absolutely free, too!

  • I don't have a car but occasionally I do need one. Is there a car rental service near UB?

    Zipcar, a car sharing service, operates in midtown Baltimore and has a stop on Maryland Avenue near the UB Student Center and another near Penn Station. Find out more about Zipcar.

  • I would like to find alternative transportation to and from campus, but I am concerned about needing a ride in an emergency. Any suggestions?

    Yes. There is a free service, Guaranteed Ride Home, that provides commuters who regularly (twice a week) carpool, vanpool, bike, walk or take transit to work with a safe and reliable ride home when one of life's unexpected emergencies arise. Commuters may take advantage of this service up to four times a year to get home for unexpected emergencies such as a personal illness or a sick child. Guaranteed Ride Home can also be used for unscheduled overtime when your employer mandates that you must stay late.