All non-US passport or Green-card holders will need passports and visas. It is the responsibility of each participant to obtain these documents before traveling to Baltimore, though the Berks will try to assist as much as possible by providing letters of acceptance and support.
If you are arriving into Baltimore’s Penn Station via any of the below options, there is a free Hopkins shuttle, the Homewood-Peabody-JHMI route, which will take you directly from Penn Station to Hopkins. The shuttle leaves from a stop at Charles Street just in front of the station and will bring you to campus (East Gate entrance). An Uber, Lyft, or taxi between Penn Station and Hopkins costs approximately $8.00. The drive from the station to Hopkins is approximately 10 minutes long. A campus map is located here.
- BWI: The closest airport to the JHU campus is Baltimore Washington International (BWI). From the airport, follow the signs to board a free shuttle to BWI rail station. From there, take an Amtrak or MARC (local commuter) train to Penn Station, Baltimore. An Amtrak will cost between $13 and 32, depending on when you book it. A MARC will cost $5.00 (prices may vary). Amtrak and MARC trains run about once an hour during the day, and more frequently during rush hours. Please be aware that the MARC schedule changes regularly, so be sure to check for the timing of your train close to the date that you plan on traveling. The train process would take about 30 minutes to one hour to get to Baltimore, depending on train times. Alternatively, an uber, lyft, or taxi from the airport to Levering Hall on campus costs approximately $25-40, and takes approximately 30 minutes total.
- DCA: It is much more difficult to get from Washington, DC’s airports to Baltimore. However, you may try to fly into Reagan National Airport (DCA). From the airport, you can take an expensive Uber, Lyft, or taxi to campus (about $80). That trip would take about 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take DC’s metro to Union Station, and then board a train to Baltimore Penn Station. The most expeditious route is to take the yellow line metro from DCA toward Greenbelt. Switch at Gallery Place to take the red line toward Glenmont, and then get off at the Union Station stop. Then, from Union Station, take an Amtrak or MARC train to Baltimore’s Penn Station. An Amtrak from DC to Baltimore costs between $15-37. A MARC train costs $8.00. The metro to train option would take about 2 hours total.
By train: Hopkins is easily reachable via Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail service, which will take you to Baltimore Penn Station.
By car: Drive to JHU Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218. There are a number of parking garages on campus, as well as street parking. Prices vary. Campus parking information is available here.
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