Please allow additional time if using shuttles to travel between the terminal, parking lots and rail station as shuttle delays are possible. Travelers should plan to arrive at the terminal 2 hours before scheduled domestic departure.

About BWI

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Welcome to Baltimore/Washington’s Busiest Airport

BWI Marshall Airport is located just 9 miles south of downtown Baltimore and 32 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. It is the busiest airport in the region, serving over 27 million passengers. The airport is named after Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native who became the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.

BWI Marshall at Night

Wherever You Are Headed, We’ll Take You There!


The Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) is the owner and operator of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Martin State Airport.

More Maryland Aviation Administration info

History of BWI

BWI Marshall Airport History at a Glance.

See timeline of BWI Marshall Airport milestones
View of art gallery full of historical information about BWI Marshall Airport

About Thurgood Marshall

Recognizing the achievements and the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, an exhibit chronicling his life and career is displayed on the upper level of the BWI terminal.

Learn about Thurgood Marshall
Photo of a bust of Thurgood Marshall on display at BWI Marshall Airport.