Besides having a car, there are plenty of free campus and public transportation options in Baltimore.


This shuttle (~50 passenger bus) is operated by JHMI and runs between the 2 major campus stopping in Charles Village, Mt. Vernon and the East Baltimore Campus. You can track this bus via the NextBus application on your computer and smart phone. These shuttles are available free of charge to all Hopkins affiliates

Keswick/Eastern/JHMI Shuttle
This shuttle (15 passenger van) is also operated by JHMI and connects Hampden, The Eastern facility and JHMI. Note the limited hours for this shuttle (8am-6pm) and 30 min intervals but you can also track the shuttle using NextBus. These shuttles are also free, but often require an ID at boarding. 

This is a new city transportation program for FREE shuttles that connect neighborhoods to the inner harbor. All circulators have up to the minute tracking via NextBus.
  • Green Route- Connects the Medical Campus to fells point and the east side of inner harbor. Stops for the medical campus include: 600 N. Broadway and the corner of Ashland and Rutland. 
  • Orange Route- Traverses the inner harbor in the east/west directions connecting the Downtown Carey School of business at Harbor East to University of Maryland, Baltimore, The BioPark, and the B&O Train Museum. 
  • Purple Route- Joins Federal Hill to the Inner Harbor and Penn Station by running along Charles and St. Paul, primary North/South roads through Baltimore city. 
These generally connect the Baltimore neighborhoods. If you don't have parking on campus, then you can buy discounted monthly bus passes from the Transportation office. The Route 11 and Route 13 go from Canton near the water to the Inner Harbor. We recommend taking these during the daytime. Bus fares usually cost below $2 one-way or less than $4 for a day pass.

Other Transportation

Special Note: For $20, postdoctoral fellows may purchase a discounted MTA monthly pass, which provides unlimited travel on the Baltimore light rail, metro, and buses. At the start of each month, you can pick up your pass in the business office (Miller Research Building (MRB), Rm 131). 

Baltimore Light Rail
Operates from Hunt Valley (Wegman's Shopping Center) to the BWI airport with many stops in Baltimore City. Fare is $1.60 each way regardless of length of trip and trains run regularly.

Baltimore Subway (Metro)
Runs from Owings Mills to JHMI. The JHMI station is accessible from the corner of Broadway and Monument Streets and from the Outpatient concourse which runs under broadway. Fare is $1.60 per ride regardless of trip length. Trains operate approximately every 10 minutes. From JHMI, you can easily take the subway to the light rail to get to and from the BWI airport.

MARC Train to DC
Cheap train tickets to DC. Operates between Baltimore Penn Station and D.C. Union Station. Tickets are $7 per way. JHMI-Homewood Shuttle stops at Penn Station making traveling to and from D.C. via public transportation possible.

These boats run from various points along Baltimore's Inner Harbor, including: The Aquarium, Harbor Place, The MD Science Center, Rusty Scupper, Pier Five, Harbor East, Maritime Park, Fells Point, Tide Point, Captain James Landing, Fort McHenry, Canton.

The cab companies are: