Travel to D.C.

Attending the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.? Terrific! It’s easy to get there.

There are two main transportation options between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

  • Amtrak has service to Washington, DC from Penn Station which is about 15 blocks from the hotel. There is a free bus called the Charm City Circulator that runs to Penn Station on the purple line. Amtrak prices can vary from $15-45 from Penn Station to D.C. To book, please visit
  • If you have small carry on style luggage, you might consider the MARC commuter train. They do not allow large luggage. The schedule can be found by going to It leaves from Camden station (about 3 blocks from the hotel) or Penn Station (about 15 blocks from hotel, see above). One way is usually $8.

Both MARC and Amtrak depart from Baltimore’s Penn Station.