UMBC’s Campus is served by several forms of public transportation. However, when using Greater Baltimore’s public transportation system please be aware that it is not always convenient. Please plan ahead to make sure you have a viable public transportation option to get to campus easily using the UMBC Shuttle Routes or the public MTA bus system — the 35 and 77 routes stop on UMBC’s campus.
In order to get to downtown Baltimore:
Bus: CityLink Yellow (YW) & Purple (PR), LocalLink 37, 76 & 77 connect UMBC with surrounding area and Baltimore City. Please review the MTA Bus Schedules, and note the cost for a one way or round trip ticket on their website. Buses require that you have the exact amount of money with you, as they cannot make change.
Frequent MTA riders can opt to purchase a discounted student pass called the “All Access College Transit Pass” at the office of Off-Campus Student Services. This pass provides unlimited access for one month on local buses, metro subway, and light rail in Maryland—Marc train and Commuter buses are not included with this pass. To purchase regular or students passes for Marc train or Commuter buses, visit the MTA website.
In order to get to Washington, D.C.:
Weekday & Weekend Travel: You can use UMBC Transit’s Arbutus/MARC to the BWI MARC Amtrak & Halethorpe MARC Train Station on Southwestern Boulevard.The Halethorpe MARC Station this is on the MARC Penn Line. The one way fair is approximately $6.00 to get to Washington, D.C. You can purchase your tickets from a Kiosk at the Train Station. The MARC Train Penn Line operates 7 days a week please check the MARC Schedule for times.
You can also use UMBC Transit’s Arbutus/MARC to the BWI MARC Station at BWI Airport for weekend access. The BWI Marc Station is on the MARC Penn Line. The one way fair is approximately $7.00 to get to Washington, D.C. You can purchase your tickets from a Kiosk at the Train Station. The MARC Train Penn Line operates 7 days a week please check the MARC Schedule for times.