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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.

  • Penn Station
    Penn Station

    Penn Station, adjacent to the UB campus, is America's eighth busiest train station. Multiple bus lines, MARC and Amtrak trains are served by Penn Station. Trains between Washington, D.C., and New York City depart and arrive every hour on most days.

  • Light Rail
    Light Rail

    The Light Rail connects UB to downtown, to suburbs both north and south and to BWI Airport. The University of Baltimore/Mount Royal stop is at the corner of Oliver Street and Mount Royal Avenue. Discounted monthly passes are available.

  • MARC

    MARC is a commuter train serving suburbs north and south of the city. Major destinations include Penn Station adjacent to UB, BWI Airport, New Carrollton, and Washington, D.C.'s Union Station. To the north, MARC serves several locations including Aberdeen. Monthly passes are available. photo: Cliff, courtesy of Creative Commons

  • MTA bus
    MTA Buses

    MTA buses connect most of the Baltimore region. The UB campus is served by lines 3, 11, 61, 64 and 21. Discounted monthly passes are available.

  • Metro Subway
    Metro Subway

    MTA Metro Subway runs southbound to Lexington Market, downtown and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Northwest-bound trains stop at Mondawmin Mall and neighborhoods and suburbs toward Owings Mills. UB is served by the State Center stop about a quarter mile west of campus. Discounted monthly passes are available. photo: Sturmovik, courtesy of Creative Commons

  • Bolt Bus
    Bolt Bus

    Bolt Buses depart from 1578 Maryland Ave. (one block from UB) multiple times daily for Midtown Manhattan and Newark International Airport.

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)

    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

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

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.


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 Johns Hopkins University and Charles Village at 33rd Street; 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.


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 ($50 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 $50 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.

MTA Commuter Choice Pre-Tax Discount Program for UB Faculty/Staff

UB has partnered with the Maryland Transit Authority to offer the Commuter Choice pre-tax discount program to regular UB faculty and staff.

Pay for your bus, Metro Subway, light rail and MARC monthly passes through pre-tax salary deductions, saving significant money—and reducing your carbon footprint.

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
Last Published 10/16/15