Baltimore City Transportation Resource Page
For folks coming from BWI, or who have parked at a commuter lot of the light rail system, The University Center/Baltimore Street Light Rail stop, which is at the corner of Baltimore and Howard Streets, is the closest to the Wyndham. Walk east on Baltimore Street to Liberty Street, then north on Liberty to the front of the Wyndham. Distance; 3/10ths of a mile.
The closest Metro subway stop is the "Charles Center on Baltimore Street, near Charles Street and Baltimore Street, near Calvert Street" station 4/10th of a mile east of the Wyndham hotel on Baltimore Street. To find the front of the Wyndham come out on the Calvert Street side, walk north on Calvert Street to Fayette, turn left and you will see the entrance to the Wyndham. The Metro is less useful to folks commuting from outside the city due to it's limited route. We recommend the Baltimore MTA bus routes 3, 61 and 64 that pass the Wyndham as the best bus connection. Check http://www.mtamaryland.com for subway, lightrail and bus schedules
There is a Greyhound Bus terminal just northwest of the Wyndham within visual distance; for their schedules check www.greyhound.com.
Amtrak has a number of trains available to reach Balticon. Check http://www.amtrak.com for your preferred schedule. For example, one reasonable round trip from Boston on the Acela Express is $300.00, or $181.00 for Metroliner, on 24th and 27th. Train schedule on 27th is light with only 4 trains so book early. [Schedule and prices subject to change at Amtrak's will.] From Amtrak station ride light rail to near hotel see above.
(Price info subject to change at whim of fate) Parking was better on Memorial Day weekend than in past years.
Parking under the WYNDHAM: Valet park only in 280 spaces available 24 hours a day. Valet parking at the front of the WYNDHAM is $22.00 per 24 hours or $15.00 for day only. Hotel guests get preference when valet parking is tight, so let them know you are with Balticon.
Underground Parking near WYNDHAM: The largest, closest and best underground parking garage open 24 hours is Edison Parking with 650 spaces. Edison is entered by a ramp in the center of Fayette street right in front of the WYNDHAM, so approach it on Fayette Street from the east. The ramp looks scary the first time you use it, but there are cameras covering the ramp and ticket machine with an attendant waiting to resolve any problem. If lot is full there will be a large sign at top of ramp, however, they tell us that they are almost never full and people who have used them for Balticon have confirmed this. Price is $14.00 per 24 hours Monday-Friday and $7.50 on Sat-Sun. Their address is Edison Parking 100 West Fayette Street, and their phone number is 410-659-5824. The elevator exits right across the street from the WYNDHAM. This garage, elevator exit and street are under 24 hour security observation.
The second largest underground/multi-level parking garage open 24 hours is Arrow Parking at 210 West Baltimore Street just one block west of the WYNDHAM. They have 550 spaces and charge $10.00 per 24 hours. Their phone number is 410-727-6811. They have a light up full sign, but also tell us they seldom fill up on a weekend.
Above Ground Parking: Limited near the WYNDHAM so unless you are real lucky the concierge office of the WYNDHAM recommends the following for folks who dislike underground parking.
Pratt and President streets (Little Italy parking lot) $7.00 per day maximum. A $6-7 cab ride back to WYNDHAM or walk 6 blocks (1/4 of a mile)
Gilford and Baltimore Street. 3/10th of a mile east on Baltimore Street. $6.00 all day on weekends.