Baltimore travel guide

Baltimore Tourism | Baltimore Guide

You're Going to Love Baltimore

With a population of 620,961, Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland, United States by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Baltimore has to offer.

Where to Eat in Baltimore

North Baltimore is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Baltimore. These include popular favourites such as Dutch Courage (2229 N Charles Street), Union Craft Brewing (1700 W 41st St) and The Wine Collective (1700 W 41st St Ste 490). If you’re looking for affordable options, Woodberry Kitchen (2010 Clipper Park Road, #126) and Petit Louis Bistro - Roland Park (4800 Roland Avenue) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Barcocina - Baltimore (1629 Thames St) and Lucky Buns (918 1/2 south Wolfe St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Baltimore.

When to visit Baltimore

Baltimore in February
Estimated hotel price
£121
1 night at 3-star hotel
Baltimore in February
Estimated hotel price
£121
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Baltimore in July, when the average temperature is 25 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -4 °C, with an average temperature of 1 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 104 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Baltimore, with an average rainfall of 74 mm.

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How to Get to Baltimore

Plane

When flying to Baltimore, you’ll arrive at Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI), which is located 8 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Baltimore from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 11h.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Baltimore. Located 1.2 miles from the city centre, Baltimore Penn is the busiest station in Baltimore. Another popular train station is Baltimore BWI Thurgood Marshall, located 8 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Baltimore is to pick up a car hire from New York, which is about 172 miles from Baltimore. You’ll find branches of Budget and Dollar, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Baltimore, including Megabus, Bus and Greyhound. From Baltimore, the bus ride to Baltimore takes 35 miles and will cost you around £5. From Philadelphia, the ticket costs about £16 for a journey of 170 miles. The most popular bus station is Baltimore 5501 O'Donnell St Cut-off, located 3 miles from the city centre of Baltimore. Baltimore Ponca/Eastern Ave is also a commonly used station, and is 3 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Baltimore, you’ll arrive at Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI), which is located 8 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Baltimore from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 11h.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Baltimore. Located 1.2 miles from the city centre, Baltimore Penn is the busiest station in Baltimore. Another popular train station is Baltimore BWI Thurgood Marshall, located 8 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Baltimore is to pick up a car hire from New York, which is about 172 miles from Baltimore. You’ll find branches of Budget and Dollar, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Baltimore, including Megabus, Bus and Greyhound. From Baltimore, the bus ride to Baltimore takes 35 miles and will cost you around £5. From Philadelphia, the ticket costs about £16 for a journey of 170 miles. The most popular bus station is Baltimore 5501 O'Donnell St Cut-off, located 3 miles from the city centre of Baltimore. Baltimore Ponca/Eastern Ave is also a commonly used station, and is 3 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Baltimore

Airlines serving Baltimore

KLM
Good (848 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,560 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,611 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,593 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,950 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,123 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,894 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (924 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,182 reviews)
LOT
Good (684 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,687 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (834 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (510 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (721 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,603 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,356 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (184 reviews)
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Where to stay in Baltimore

From 5-star hotels such as the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore to great affordable options like the Staybridge Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor, Baltimore offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £166 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £495 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include SpringHill Suites by Marriott Baltimore Downtown Convention Center Area and Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Baltimore, with prices from £40 to £646 per night. Downtown is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Baltimore are about 3% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Fells Point - In Baltimore’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, Admiral Fell Inn Baltimore Harbor Ascend Hotel Collection and The Inn At Henderson's Wharf, Ascend Hotel Collection.

Fells Point - In Baltimore’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, Admiral Fell Inn Baltimore Harbor Ascend Hotel Collection and The Inn At Henderson's Wharf, Ascend Hotel Collection.
Most popular hotel in Baltimore by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Baltimore

Most booked hotels in Baltimore

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£201+
Staybridge Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
£106+
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£117+
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£146+
The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£163+
Embassy Suites by Hilton Baltimore at BWI Airport
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£117+

Hiring a car in Baltimore

Hiring a car in Baltimore costs £46 per day, on average, or £182 if you want to hire it for 4 days. Thrifty, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Baltimore is the Hertz branch at 7416 New Ridge Road, which is 9 miles from the city centre.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 8% more expensive than at Baltimore/Washington.

Expect to pay £0.81 per litre in Baltimore (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £9.72 and £12.96. The most frequently booked car type in Baltimore is Full-size (Ford Mustang Convertible or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan Versa or similar) is, on average, 55% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Baltimore costs £46 per day, on average, or £182 if you want to hire it for 4 days. Thrifty, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Baltimore is the Hertz branch at 7416 New Ridge Road, which is 9 miles from the city centre.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 8% more expensive than at Baltimore/Washington.

Expect to pay £0.81 per litre in Baltimore (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £9.72 and £12.96. The most frequently booked car type in Baltimore is Full-size (Ford Mustang Convertible or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan Versa or similar) is, on average, 55% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.