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Trains and Buses

UMBC’s Campus is served by several forms of public transportation. However, when using Greater Baltimore’s public transportation system please be aware that it is not always convenient.  Please plan ahead to make sure you have a viable public transportation option to get to campus easily using the UMBC shuttle routes or the public MTA bus system — the 35 and 77 routes stop on UMBC’s campus. 

In order to get to downtown Baltimore:

Use UMBC Transit Downtown Line!!

You can also take the MTA #35 public bus which stops directly at UMBC. MTA public buses #77 and #99 also service the UMBC campus directly. A one-way ticket costs $1.60 and a day pass costs $3.50. Please review the MTA Bus Schedules.

Frequent MTA riders can opt to purchase a discounted student pass called the “All Access College Transit Pass” at the office of Off-Campus Student Services for $39. This pass provides unlimited access for one month on local
buses, metro subway, and light rail in Maryland—Marc train and Commuter buses are not included with this pass. To purchase regular or students passes for Marc train or Commuter buses, visit the MTA website.

In order to get to Washington, D.C.:

Weekday & Weekend Travel: You can use UMBC Transit’s Halethorpe Line to the Halethorpe MARC Station on Southwestern Boulevard.The Halethorpe MARC Station this is on the MARC Penn Line. The one way fair is $6.00 to get to Washington, D.C. You can purchase your tickets from a Kiosk at the Train Station. The MARC Train Penn Line operates 7 days a week please check the MARC Schedule for times.  

You can also use UMBC Transit’s Arundel/BWI MARC Line to the BWI MARC Station at BWI Airport. The BWI Marc Station is on the MARC Penn Line. The one way fair is $6.00 to get to Washington, D.C. You can purchase your tickets from a Kiosk at the Train Station. The MARC Train Penn Line operates 7 days a week please check the MARC Schedule for times.

Once you arrive in D.C. you can get on the Metro from Union Station (where you train lets you out). Union Station is on the Red Line and you can access other parts of the city using the D.C. Metro system.