Getting Around Baltimore
Most visitors to Baltimore will head for the compact Inner
Harbour and downtown areas, which are easy to navigate on foot or
by public transport. Water taxis act like a bus service and are a
cheap and convenient way to get around the Inner Harbour, servicing
many attractions as well as other districts. The inexpensive bus
network connects all parts of the city and is an easy way of
getting around, although usually involving a number of transfers.
The metro and light rail system provide limited coverage, mainly
aimed at commuters, connecting downtown with the northern and
southern suburbs. Taxis are usually ordered by phone, but they can
be found at taxi ranks or hailed on the street. Driving in central
Baltimore is unnecessary and not recommended due to difficult and
expensive parking, but the layout is fairly easy and congestion
limited to rush hour.