Travel

Our conference venue is located in the Harbor East neighborhood of central Baltimore. There are a number of options to arrive at the conference, both by air and ground transportation.

By Air: BWI

Marshall Baltimore/Washington International Airport is approximately 10 mi (16km) or 15 minutes away from the conference site.

BWI is the best choice for your CSCW’14 travel. Not only is it the closest airport, but it serves as the East Coast hub for Southwest Airlines and other discount airlines. It has a reasonable number of direct international flights. A wide selection of evening and night departures ensures that you can catch the conference closing plenary and still travel home that same night.

Taxi: Taxis can be used for travel to and from BWI and the conference. They can be found at the terminal ground level. Taxis cost ~$35 each way.

Shuttle: Shuttles can be used for travel to and from BWI and the conference. Like taxis, they can be found at the terminal ground level. We recommend Super Shuttle, which costs ~$15 each way.

Lightrail: Adjacent to BWI's Terminal E is the southern Lightrail terminus for the Blue “Hunt Valley” line. Camden Yards or Convention Center are the closest stops, which arrive in downtown Baltimore approximately 1.25 miles directly West from our venue. You can walk along the harbor or catch a taxi from either stop. You can also catch the free Orange line Circulator from the Convention Center stop (limited luggage capacity). The Lightrail costs $1.60 each way.

Rail: Amtrak and MARC are a short ride from the terminal. Frequent airport bus service connects the airport with the BWI regional rail station. From here Amtrak or MARC commuter trains provide regular service to Penn Station downtown 2.25 miles Northwest of our venue (see Rail directions below). These options range from $4 - $10 each way.

By Air: DCA

Reagan National Airport is approximately 45mi (72km) or 75 minutes away from the conference site.

Taxi: Taxis cost ~$100 each way.

Shuttle: Shuttles cost ~$140 each way. S

Rail: While DCA is well connected, the need to transit through Washington DC makes this a tedious trip.

Option #1: Metro Yellow line to Union Station, then Amtrak or MARC to Penn Station downtown Baltimore (see RAIL).

Option #2: Metro Yellow Line to Green Line to Greenbelt station (final stop). Take the M30 bus to BWI Airport (see BWI).

By Air: IAD

Washington Dulles Airport is approximately 65mi (105km) or 90 minutes away from the conference site. Dulles is the primary international airport for the region, however, its distance from the conference venue and limited transportation options can make travel challenging for those not renting a car.

Taxi: Taxis cost ~$140 each way. Taxi information can be found here.

Shuttle: Shuttles cost ~$150 each way.

Bus/Rail: The Washington Flyer coach service connects IAD with the DC Metro system providing regular, non-stop service to the West Falls Church Station. Taking Metro Orange Line inbound you would transfer to Red for Union Station or Green for the M30 bus (see DCA instructions).

By Air: PHL

Philadelphia International Airport is approximately 90 mi (145km) or 100 minutes away from the conference site.

Philadelphia is the nearest international airport to the North of the conference venue. Given the distance, it is not recommended for taxi or shuttle service. However, it is a direct and easy drive if you are renting a car. Rail is also possible, taking SEPTA from the airport terminal to 30th Street Station downtown and then taking Amtrak south to Baltimore Penn Station (see RAIL).

By Air: EWR

Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 175mi, (282km) or 160min away from the conference site.

Newark is only a rational choice for those who need a discount, direct, international flight and rail connection to Baltimore. Travelers take the AirTrain from the terminal to the EWR rail station where they can board an Amtrak train south to Baltimore Penn Station (see RAIL).

By Rail

Baltimore’s Penn Station, one of the busiest rail stations in the USA, is a center point on the Northeast Corridor rail lines served by Amtrak and regional rail. The station is located 2.25 miles (3.6km) northwest of the conference venue. This walk is not recommended. Travelers can take a taxi or the free Circulator Purple line south to the Orange Line east (exchange at Pratt Street).

By Coach

There are numerous high-quality coach services connecting Baltimore with East Coast cities. Bolt Bus and Megabus are just two recommendations. Note that there is no central bus station for Baltimore – each line has their own configuration of stops.

By Car

Baltimore is easy to reach by Interstate from almost anywhere. It is directly on the North-South I-95 corridor and is the Eastern terminus of the East-West I-70. Our venue is located on the Easternmost edge of the Inner Harbor at the intersection of South President Street and Aliceanna Street (for GPS: 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202). The Marriott Waterfront parking garage is the most convenient public garage for the conference ($26/day). There are many other alternatives in this tourist area, but ensure that they allow overnight parking and note their hours of operation.