Getting To and From Annapolis On Your Own



New Carrollton Metro/Train Station
New Carrollton has an Amtrak station and is a Metro stop on the Orange Line that goes directly to stops on the Washington, DC mall and can connect you to other Metro lines in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

BY CAR:
Take Rowe Blvd. to 50 West continuing for 20 minutes. Take the New Carrollton Metro exit. The Metro station is just off the exit. It is around a 30 minute drive.

BY BUS:
There is a Monday through Saturday commuter bus service to New Carrollton called Young Transportation Service. The closest bus stop to St. John's is the West Street/Calvert Street stop, about a 5 minute walk from campus up West Street. It also may be helpful to note that this commuter "bus" is really a 15-passenger van, so luggage space may be limited. You should show up early to secure a seat. You can find a complete schedule of Young's Bus Service at Switchboard, or online at www.ytsonline.net/schedule.htm, or you can call them at 410-647-2321. Tickets are now available online at www.ytsonline.net/tickets.htm.

BY CAB:
To/From Annapolis, the trip costs at least $50.00. The City of Annapolis has compiled a list of local cab companies.


Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)/ BWI Amtrak Station
BWI is the closest, most convenient airport to Annapolis. An Amtrak station is also located nearby.

BY CAR:
Take Rowe Blvd. to 50 West. Go .5 miles, exiting onto 97 heading toward Baltimore. Continue on 97 for 15 minutes, watching for BWI signs (there will be plenty.) It is a 30 minute drive by Car, but leave time for traffic.

BY SHUTTLE:
There are two private shuttle services that run between Annapolis and BWI.

1.  The Airport Shuttle 1-800-776-0323 www.theairportshuttle.com
The Airport Shuttle provides door-to-door service. It is $23.00 per passenger. You must reserve 48 hours in advance with a major credit card. You will be charged for the trip unless you cancel within two hours of pick up. Service not available from midnight - 3 a.m.

2.  BWI Super Shuttle 1-800-258-3826 www.supershuttle.com
Super Shuttle provides door to door service at any hour. It is $35.00 dollars for one passenger. You must reserve 48 hours in advance for service to the airport, but you do not need to reserve if you are traveling from BWI back to Annapolis. A Super Shuttle counter can be found at the airport. Each additional passenger is $12.00.

Additional Advice: If you are traveling to the airport during the holidays or long weekends, it is much cheaper to share a cab or shuttle service with fellow St. John's students than to ride alone. Look on the Coffee Shop blackboards, where students looking to share rides often write their contact information and the date and time they are departing. Occasionally, students will also be looking for car rides home or extra passengers to share in the gas prices. It is always a good idea to check in the week or so leading up to break.

BY CAB:
To/From Annapolis, the trip costs at least $60 dollars. The City of Annapolis has compiled a list of local cab companies.


Reagan National Airport
An airport located in Washington, DC, on the Metro Line.

BY CAR:
Take Rowe Blvd. to 50 West, heading towards Washington. Stay on 50 West into DC, where, upon entering the city, the road becomes New York Avenue. After passing a major intersection at North Capitol Street, work your way into the left hand lane. The two lanes farthest to the left automatically lead you onto 395 South, a road that takes you under the city. Follow 395 South heading south and west towards Virginia. Look for airport signs. 395 South joins Southwest Freeway taking you over Memorial Bridge. Get in the right hand lane. Follow signs directing you to the airport.

BY METRO:
Get to New Carrollton Metro station. Take the Orange Line Metro (toward Vienna) from New Carrollton Station to L'Enfant Plaza. At L'Enfant Plaza, switch trains to either the Blue Line (toward Franconia) or the Yellow Line (toward Huntington Station). The airport is a 40-50 minute Metro Trip from New Carrollton. Prices vary on the time of day, $2.75 (off-peak) to $4.90 (peak).

BY SHUTTLE:
The Airport Shuttle 1-800-776-0323 www.theairportshuttle.com
Provides door to door service to National. It is $85 for one passenger. Each additional passenger is $15.00. You must reserve 48 hours in advance with a major credit card, but actual payment can be made with card or cash. You will be charged for the trip unless you cancel within two hours of pick up.

BY CAB:
To/From Annapolis, a cab costs $60 dollars.


Dulles Airport
Note: Dulles is the least convenient of the three airports around Annapolis. What you save in airline prices, you generally waste time and money in getting there.

BY CAR:
Take Rowe Blvd. to 50 West, heading towards Washington. After 20 minutes, take the exit for 95 North. You are now on the "Washington Beltway." Continue on the beltway heading North. Follow the beltway west on 495 West. Look for the Dulles exit-the Dulles Toll Road on Route 267. Follow sign. The drive from Annapolis will take 90 minutes.

BY SHUTTLE:
The Airport Shuttle 1-800-776-0323 www.theairportshuttle.com
Provides door to door service to Dulles. It is $95 for one passenger. Each additional passenger is $15. You must reserve 48 hours in advance with a major credit card, but actual payment can be made with card or cash. You will be charged for the trip unless you cancel within two hours of pick up.

BY BUS:
The Washington Flyer (703) 685-1400 is a bus service that runs between a DC Metro stop (West Falls Church) and Dulles. West Falls Church is on the Orange Line, so you can ride directly to New Carrollton.

A one way ticket costs $9 and roundtrip is $16. One-way trips between the West Falls Church Metro Station and Dulles take approximately 20-30 minutes. Coaches depart the Airport from Arrivals Level Door 4 of the Main Terminal Building, and from the West Falls Church Metro station on the side of the station used by the Fairfax Connector/Reston buses. You can pay with cash, Visa, or MasterCard.

BY METRO:
Travel from New Carrollton to West Falls Church Metro stop. The train ride is 55 minutes and costs between $2-$4 depending on time of day. Once at West Falls church, take the Washington Flyer bus service to Dulles. You catch the bus on the side of the station used by the Fairfax Connector/Reston buses. Follow the signs marked "Dulles Airport Shuttle". The stop is the very first shelter on the left hand side after exiting the station building. A one way ticket is $9, roundtrip $16. It is a 20-30 minute bus ride from West Falls Church to Dulles. All in all, the trip from Annapolis to Dulles will take over two hours.

BY CAB:
To/From Annapolis the trip costs over $100.


Baltimore

BY CAR:
Take Rowe Blvd. to 50 West. Go .5 miles, exiting onto Rt. 97 heading towards Baltimore. Exit onto 695 West, follow that until exiting onto 295 North, also called the Baltimore/Washington Parkway. 295 North runs right into downtown Baltimore. Turn right onto Pratt Street, the major light after Camden Yards baseball stadium, to get to the Inner Harbor.

BY BUS/METRO:
MTA Bus #14 goes from the Calvert Street/Bladen Street stop to the Patapsco Light Rail stop. From there you take the light rail to Baltimore.


Around Annapolis
St. John's offers an occasional shuttle service to the Annapolis mall/Shopping centers. Look for fliers and emails about the shuttle service. You can also take Annapolis Transit, which runs five fixed routes (Gold, Orange, Green, Yellow, and Red) and a hybrid fixed-route (Brown route.) Fare is $2.00, with a day pass for $4.00. You should have exact change. You can use Annapolis transit to get to the Annapolis Mall and other areas of interest. Most busses stop at Church Circle, which is a 5 minute walk from campus.

Additional Advice
If you are traveling to the airport during the holidays or long weekends, it is much cheaper to share a cab or shuttle service with fellow St. John's students than to ride alone. Look on the Coffee Shop blackboards, where students looking to share rides often write their contact information and the date and time they are departing. Occasionally, students will also be looking for car rides home or extra passengers to share in the gas prices. It is always a good idea to check in the week or so leading up to break.