There are plenty of public transportation options and free campus rides in Baltimore!


         East Baltimore campus Shuttles

  • JHMI/Penn Station/Peabody/Homewood Shuttle This shuttle (~50 passenger bus) is operated by JHMI and runs between the 2 major campus (Homewood and East Baltimore 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 Hopkins ID at boarding. 
  • JHMI Bayview Shuttle (JHED login required to view the schedule) This shuttle connects the East Baltimore campus with Bayview medical center at Eastern Avenue. More information about shuttles and satellite routes can be found here
  • Employee and Student Courtesy Shuttle Several shuttles transport students and employees to areas surrounding the Hopkins East Campus. The number 7 north and south shuttles transport people to specific stops during the day, but after 6 pm will drop you off at any intersection within specific boundaries shown on the map here according to this schedule
  • Satellite lots and shuttles Postdoctoral fellows may receive a free parking pass to park in any of the satellite parking lots around the East Campus. Go to the registrar's office in MRB suite 147. You must park in the lot a minimum of 4 days per week. 

       Hopkins transportation services near Homewood campus

       Live near the Homewood campus? Do see the following resources for grocery shopping or a free trip to the mall!

  • Blue Jay shuttle  Blue jay shuttle is a SUV service that runs around the Homewood campus between 5:50pm- 11:30pm, seven days per week excluding university holidays. The shuttles operate on fixed color coded routes that traverse university owned buildings, commercial residential properties and retail business locations (grocery, restaurants etc.). All Johns Hopkins affiliates with a valid Hopkins ID can use the Blue Jay Shuttle for free. The user guide for Blue jay shuttle can be found here and the schedule can be found here.
  • Night ride Night ride is an on demand curb to curb service between locations around Homewood area which are not covered by Blue Jay shuttles or for a ride after the Blue Jay shuttle service hours.  
  • Baltimore Collegetown shuttle The Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle is a free bus service for students, staff, and faculty at six participating schools in the Baltimore region- Goucher College, Towson University, Loyola University Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Johns Hopkins University (Homewood Campus), and Morgan State University. The shuttle runs on two routs: blue and red and the buses stop at Towson Town center, Pennstation and Towson Place shopping center among other destinations. The ride is free for Hopkins students with a valid ID, plus two guests. This shuttle service does not run during semester breaks. More information about the routes and schedule can be found here

         Maryland Transit Administration (MTA): the public transit system

         MTA operates several transportation services including local and Commuter Buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area 

         Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service, and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system.

  • Baltimore City Buses  Baltimore neighborhoods are very well connected by MTA buses that run on nearly 51 local routes. Several routes have stops at the inner harbor, JHMI East Baltimore campus, Bayview medical center and Homewood.  We recommend taking these during daytime. Bus fares usually cost below $2 one-way or less than $4 for a day pass. More information about the routes and schedules can be found here.

         Don’t want to carry exact change for bus fare? Get the MTA Charm Card, a rechargeable smart fare card that can be used to pay  your fare on the    

         MTA buses, MARC train, Light rail and public transit system in Washington D.C. 

     Special Note: For $20, School of Medicine (SOM) 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). 

  • Charm City Circulators This is a new city transportation program for FREE shuttles that connect Baltimore 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. 

          Banner Route- The Banner Route runs from the Inner Harbor to Fort McHenry.

          Harbor connector- Traverses Maritime Park, Tide Point, Canton Waterfront Park, Harbor View and Harbor East.


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

     Other commercial services

          Several cab companies that operate in Baltimore city and Baltimore county are:

           Yellow Cab of Baltimore (410-685-1212 -- with hybrid/green cabs)

           Baltimore Taxi Cab (443-505-1196)

           Baltimore city taxi (410-327-7777)

          Jimmy cab company (Baltimore county and surrounding areas) (410-296-7200)

          Supershuttle: Cost-effective shared airport shuttle service (800-258-3826)

          Other on demand cab services Uber Lyft

  • Zipcar  Get rental cars by the hour or day including gas and insurance. Hopkins affiliates get a discounted membership and several convenient locations across campuses to choose from.