About Baltimore

Getting to the ISPOR 23rd Annual International Conference

The ISPOR 23rd Annual International Conference will be held at:
The Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Getting to Baltimore City and the Convention Center

The main international and domestic airport serving Baltimore, Maryland is the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Only a 20 minute drive (12.3 miles) away from downtown and the Baltimore Convention Center. BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport also features easy access to the Light Rail which will take you right to the Convention Center. Amtrak is also available from the airport with a stop at Baltimore Penn Station, 1.6 miles from the Convention Center.

The Washington Dulles International Airport is approximately a 1 hour and 14 minute drive (60.7 miles) from the Convention Center. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is approximately an hour (42.4 miles) from the Convention Center.

Yellow Cab of Baltimore offers $30 flat rates from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor (1 block away from the Baltimore Convention Center).
For more information on Yellow Cab of Baltimore: Visit http://www.yellowcabofbaltimore.com/ or call: (410)-685-1212

zTrip offers black cars and taxis to reserve. Download their zTrip app to ensure an easy pickup.
For more information on zTrip: Visit https://www.ztrip.com

Amtrak services Baltimore and important destinations nationwide making it easy to get into Baltimore. The MARC train service or Maryland Transit Administration services the surrounding area of Baltimore making it easy to move around the area.

AMTRAK

Amtrak connects Baltimore, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Portland (ME), among a host of other cities. Baltimore’s Penn Station is located on the ACELA express train line, Amtrak’s fastest train, connecting Boston to Washington D.C.

Created with business travelers in mind, Amtrak's high-speed train, Acela, provides fast service along the Northeast Corridor High-Speed Rail between Washington, New York, and Boston. Traveling at speeds up to 150 miles per hour, each Acela is fully equipped with power outlets and audio entertainment in-seat, bistro cars, elegant first-class cars, wide seats, conference and meeting areas and other amenities.
Phone: 800-872-7245
Toll-free: 800-USA-RAIL

Lightrail

The Lightrail can take visitors from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to the Baltimore Convention Center and wider downtown area conveniently and affordably. For more information on fares, schedules, and routes visit: http://mta.maryland.gov/light-rail

Bus Services are widely available throughout Maryland. MTA Local Bus, QuickBus and Express Bus all service the Baltimore downtown area as well as surrounding neighborhoods. To schedule a trip or get more information visit: http://mta.maryland.gov/local-bus or call

Transit Information Contact Center: (410) 539-5000
Toll Free: 1-866-743-3682

From the North

Via I-95 South:

  • Follow I-95 South through the Fort McHenry Tunnel ($4 toll) to exit 53 (I-395 North, Downtown)
  • Bear left off the exit and follow signs to the Inner Harbor
  • Continue in the left or center lane
  • At the third light, make a right onto Pratt Street
  • Follow Pratt Street four blocks to the Inner Harbor, which will be on your right
  • The Visitor Center is located along the Inner Harbor's west wall (between Ripley's Believe It or Not and the Maryland Science Center on Light Street)

Via I-83 South:

  • Follow I-83 South (Harrisburg Expressway) to the merger of I-83 and I-695 West
  • Continue on I-83/I-695 merger for one mile to Exit 23A (I-83 South, Downtown)
  • Proceed on I-83 (Jones Falls Expressway) until the expressway ends in the downtown area and becomes President Street
  • At the third light, make a right onto Lombard Street
  • Follow Lombard Street six blocks to Light Street and make a left
  • Travel one block on Light Street and make a left onto Pratt Street
  • The Inner Harbor will be on your right
  • The Visitor Center is located along the Inner Harbor's west wall (on Light Street) (between Ripley's Believe It or Not and the Maryland Science Center on Light Street)

From the South

Via I-95 North:

  • Follow I-95 North to Exit 53 (I-395 North, Downtown)
  • Continue in the left or center lane
  • At the third light, make a right onto Pratt Street
  • Follow Pratt Street four blocks to the Inner Harbor, which will be on your right
  • The Visitor Center is located along the Inner Harbor's west wall (on Light Street) (between Ripley's Believe It or Not and the Maryland Science Center on Light Street)

From the West

Via I-70 East:

  • Follow I-70 East to Exit 91 (I-695 South, Glen Burnie)
  • Travel on I-695 South and take Exit 11A (I-95 North, Baltimore)
  • Proceed on I-95 North to Exit 53 (I-395 North, Downtown)
  • Continue in the left or center lane
  • At the third light, make a right onto Pratt Street
  • Follow Pratt Street four blocks to the Inner Harbor, which will be on your right
  • The Visitor Center is located along the Inner Harbor's west wall (on Light Street)

Reserve a parking space with Parking Panda https://www.parkingpanda.com/baltimore-parking

For additional information on parking visit http://parking.baltimorecity.gov/

Getting Around Baltimore

Charm City Circulator
Baltimore introduced the Charm City Circulator to help visitors enjoy all the sights without the hassle and cost of other services. Consisting of a fleet of free bus shuttles travelling four routes throughout the city the Charm City Circulator is perfect for visitors. For more information visit: http://baltimore.org/article/charm-city-circulator.

Water Taxi
The Baltimore Water Taxi is a convenient and pleasant way to travel around Baltimore’s coast line. An all-day pass costs only $14 and can take you to several of Baltimore’s top attractions. For more information visit: http://www.baltimorewatertaxi.com/

If you have any questions regarding transportation within or to Baltimore please visit: http://baltimore.org/ or Call: 1-877-Baltimore

Practical Information

Language: English

Currency: United States Dollar ($)

Time Zone: UTC -4 through March 11, 2018; UTC -5 starts November 4, 2018

Electrical Voltage: 120 AC, 60Hz: 2 pins

Telephone Codes: US country code +1

Weather: In mid-late May daily highs are around 77°F (25°C) with daily lows around 60°F (16°C). The temperature rarely exceeds 90°F (32°C) or drops below 46°F (8°C)

Tourist Attractions

The city of Baltimore founded in 1729, with a population of 621,647 is a hub of culture and history. The Inner Harbor being the center of all of this with family friendly-museums, incredible seafood restaurants, and exciting nightlife. The National Aquarium also is a must-see for both children and adults.

For more information on Baltimore attractions visit:

http://baltimore.org/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60811-Baltimore_Maryland-Vacations.html

http://www.visitmaryland.org/places-to-go/baltimore

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