Getting Around Annapolis

Founded in 1649, Annapolis is a charming colonial city, easily accessible to Baltimore (BWI) airport for flyers, I-95 for drivers, and the Chesapeake Bay for boaters. Our walkable streets have some of the finest examples of 17th and 18th century buildings in the country, and a great array of restaurants, pubs, shops, as well as the U.S. Naval Academy and St. John’s College.

Air:  We encourage participants to use Baltimore airport (BWI).  At 24 miles away (but with easy traffic), it’s the closest option, and as a Southwest Airline hub, offers many flight options.  Reagan Washington National airport (DCA) is located near downtown DC, and although it’s 37 miles away it usually has bad traffic and takes more than an hour.  Dulles (IAD) is on the other side of DC, more than 60 miles, and can take 2 hours in transport.  

Rail:  Closest Amtrak station is BWI Rail Station, just a few miles from the airport.

Airport/Train Station:  Uber and Lyft are good options from BWI and are about $40 one way, less than the airport van shuttle.  

Rental Cars:  BWI’s rental cars are all located offsite, a short shuttle bus ride away. If you just want a car for a day, there are rental car options in Annapolis.  Otherwise, for this event, you really don’t need a car.

In Annapolis:
Your class will be held at AYBC Headquarters, 613 Third Street, Annapolis, MD 21403.  Our building is located in a charming maritime-zoned district and residential peninsula called Eastport, less than 2 miles – and walkable - from your hotel. We also recommend Lyft or Uber.  For those who are driving, we do have plenty of free parking under the building or on the street. To get around near the hotel, Annapolis has a free “Circulator Bus” which runs around the central business and tourism district every 20 minutes. It operates during the week from 7:30 am to 11 pm.

Before your trip, you may want to download the mobile app:  AnnapolisNow, available on iTunes or Google Play.

Stay an extra day and bring your family! Walking tours are available at the U.S. Naval Academy and downtown Historic Annapolis, and there’s even a pirate ship adventure for kids.  The State House is open to the public everyday (with I.D.) and you can stand where George Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in 1783.