Need a ride to the Baltimore cruise port? While we cover all your transportation options here, our top recommendation is to use a service like Uber or Lyft.
Not too long ago, if you wanted to get around a city without a car, you either used public transportation or caught a taxi. Both have their drawbacks. Public transport can be slow, inefficient, and crowded. Taxis can be expensive, and not everyone has had the best experience. Many times they won’t want to give rides out of town, either — a major issue if you are coming from somewhere outside the city limits.
Enter transportation network companies (TNCs). Since hitting the market, they’ve transformed getting around. The services offer highly efficient transport for relatively cheap prices. Drivers use their own cars, which are often newer and nicer than your typical cab. And since there are so many drivers, you rarely have to wait long for a ride.
If you’re unfamiliar with using the services, they operate as an app on your phone. With just a click on their app, you can request a ride and have a car within minutes. There is no having to call or hail down a cab. And you can see below, the cost to get around town is often cheaper than a taxi.
Best of all, the services cover the entire Maryland and Baltimore area, including Washington, D.C. So no matter where you are in the region, you can get a ride to the Baltimore cruise port.
Uber/Lyft Service Areas for Baltimore
Here are maps of the Uber and Lyft service areas for both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. to give you a sense of coverage. If you are in the shaded region, then you can get a ride to the port:
Despite the different maps, it is possible to get a ride from one area into another. So even if coming from outside the city of Baltimore, it should be no issue arranging transportation.
Estimated Fares to Baltimore Cruise Terminal
We’ve rounded up the estimated cost of catching an Uber or Lyft from various points in the area. Keep in mind that for these rates are for the car, where up to four passengers can ride. The more people you are traveling with, the lower your cost per rider.
One thing to remember is that you will be carrying luggage, so four adults may not be able to fit in a regular car with luggage included. In this case, you may want to call two rides or order one of the “XL” versions of Uber or Lyft, which offer more space for a higher cost.
Rates can vary based on demand.
Why We Suggest Uber/Lyft
Given all the options to get to the Baltimore cruise port, why do we suggest using these services? To us, they are the best mix of cost and convenience.
First, rides are available on demand from anywhere you are to any place you wish to go. For instance, if you are flying in and need a ride from the airport to the hotel, you are covered. If you later want a ride from the hotel to the cruise port, then you can get one whenever you’re ready. And it’s all done directly from your phone.
As well, the price for the services is also affordable. Rides in and around Baltimore run roughly $20 to the cruise port. And that’s for the car, where multiple people can ride. It’s hard to be that price — especially when you consider that it’s your own private ride.
More on Cruising From Baltimore
Getting to the Port of Baltimore — Transportation options from airports and the Baltimore area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.
Baltimore Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.
Dropping Off at the Port — Dropping off passengers? Not sure where to go once you get to the port? We have turn-by-turn directions to find your cruise terminal.
Baltimore Cruise Hotels — Getting in late? Leaving early? Simply need a place to rest your head? We’ve rounded up the options for places to stay near the port.