Travel and Directions and Visa Waiver Program

 

Air Travel to Baltimore

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Airport

Baltimore/Washington International
Thurgood Marshall Airport - BWI
Phone:  1-410-859-7207
Hotel direction: 10 miles South of BWI Airport
This is the recommended airport for travel to the conference.

www.bwiairport.com/

 

Travel to the Conference from BWI

Light Rail

Light rail Service is available to downtown Baltimore from BWI Airport. The closest stop to the Hyatt-Regency is the Convention Center Stop (this is a 10 minute walk – via East Pratt Street to Light Street). The one-way fare is approxmately $1.75. For Light Rail System maps, schedules, fare details and other general information, go to www.mtamaryland.gov (phone 410-539-5000).

Taxi

The Hyatt Regency Hotel is located at 300 Light Street in Baltimore and is located about 10 miles from Baltimore/
Washington International Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI). The approximate one-way cost to take a taxi from BWI Airport to the hotel is $30.00.

Airport Shuttles

Super Shuttle – www.supershuttle.com, phone 800-258-3826

The approximate one-way cost from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to the hotel is $15.00. After you claim your luggage at BWI Airport, please proceed to one of the two ticket counters - both located on the lower level baggage claim area. One is near baggage claim #1 (Southwest Airlines Terminal – Concourse A) and is open from 7:00 AM to 2:00 AM. The other is near baggage claim #10 (Concourse C) and is open from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM. When counters are closed, please call (888) 826-2700 for information or to arrange service.

GO The Airport Shuttle – www.theairportshuttle.com

The approximate one-way cost from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to the hotel is $25.00. The Airport Shuttle tracks the progress of your flight, so they look for you based on your actual gate time of arrival at BWI Airport. After you claim your luggage located on the lower level baggage claim area, please proceed to Door # 10 (if flying Southwest, exit Door # 3 then proceed to Door # 10). Once at Door # 10, walk outside and look for GO The Airport Shuttle Airport Shuttle vans are white with green lettering on the side that says GO The Airport Shuttle. If you do not see 800-776-0323 on the side of the van, it is not GO The Airport Shuttle. Arrival Cut-off time: 1:00 AM.

Other Airports

We strongly recommend that travelers to the conference use BWI Airport to which there are connecting flights from many other airports in the U.S. Other accessible airports are:

Reagan Washington National - DCA
Phone:  703-417-8600
Hotel direction: 45 miles S
Driving Directions: Take I-95N to Baltimore. Take Exit 53, I-395N downtown. Follow 4 lights to Lombard St, make left. Go 1 block make left onto
 
Eutaw St.. Hotel is on your right.
Alternate transportation: Enviroride 866-929-4202; reservation required
Estimated taxi fare: $60.00  USD  (one way)

Washington, DC/Dulles - IAD
Phone:  703-417-8600
Hotel direction: 70 miles S
Driving Directions: Take I-95N to Baltimore. Take Exit 53, I-395N downtown. Follow 4 lights to Lombard Street, make left. Go 1 block make left onto Eutaw Street. Hotel is on your right. Alternate transportation: Enviroride 866-929-4202; reservation required. Estimated taxi fare: $100.00 USD (one way).

Philadelphia International Airport, PHL (95 miles/152 km)

Newark Liberty International Airport, EWR (182 miles/293 km)

LaGuardia Airport, LGA (204 miles/328 km from the Baltimore Inner Harbor)

John F. Kennedy International Airport, JFK (206 miles/331 km).

 

Driving Directions

Venue

Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-528-1234
Fax: 410-685-3362
www.baltimore.regency.hyatt.com

Driving Directions

Baltimore Washington International Airport: 10 miles from Hyatt Regency Baltimore. Start out going West on I-195 W for 1.1 miles.  Merge onto MD-295 N via Exit 2A toward Baltimore / I-695 for 8 miles. Turn Right onto W Pratt Street for 0.4 miles.  Then turn Right onto Light Street and end at 300 Light Street.

Taking I-83 S to BaltimoreTake I-83 S towards Baltimore. Exit I-83, Baltimore Harrisburg Expy via ramp at sign reading I-695 W / I-83 to Baltimore (go .35 miles). Continue on I-83 S (go 9.73 miles). Take exit #4 towards St. Paul Street (go .12 miles). Turn Right on St. Paul Street (go .4 miles). Continue on St. Paul Street as it becomes Light Street (go .3 miles). Hyatt Regency Baltimore is on the right side.

Taking I-95 S to Baltimore: Take I-95 S (John F. Kennedy Memorial Hwy.) towards Baltimore. Turn off onto ramp towards I-395 / Downtown (go .3 miles). Merge onto I-395 N (go 1 mile). Continue North on S Howard Street (go .2 miles). Turn right (east) onto W. Pratt Street (go .3 miles). Turn Right (South) onto Light Street (go .1 mile). Hyatt Regency Baltimore is on the right side.

Taking I-95 N to Baltimore: Take I-95 N towards Baltimore. Turn off onto ramp towards I-395 / Downtown (go .3 miles). Merge onto I-395 N (go 1 mile). Continue North on S Howard Street (go .2 miles). Turn Right (east) onto W. Pratt Street (go .3 miles). Turn Right (South) onto Light Street (go .1 mile). Hyatt Regency Baltimore is on the right side. 

Taking MD-295 N to Baltimore: Take MD-295 N (Baltimore/Washington Parkway) towards Baltimore (all the way to downtown). Turn right (east) onto W. Pratt Street (go .3 miles). Turn Right (South) onto Light Street (go .1 mile). Hyatt Regency Baltimore is on the right side.

Taking I-70 E. to Baltimore: Take I-70 E towards Baltimore. Take the I-695 S / I-695 N exit - exit # 91A / 91B Towards I-95 S / Baltimore/Glen Burnie / I-95 N / New York (go .22 miles). Keep Right at the fork in the ramp (go .51 miles). Merge onto I-695 S (go 4.52 miles). Take the I-95 N / I-95 S exit - exit # 11A / 11B - towards Baltimore/Washington (go .37 miles). Keep Left at the fork in the ramp (go.80 miles). Merge onto I-95 N (go 3 miles). Take the I-395 N exit - exit # 53 - towards Downtown (go .52 miles). Merge onto I-395 N (go .4 miles). Take I-395 N towards Downtown/Inner Harbor (go .62 miles). I - 395 N becomes S HOWARD STREET (go .16 miles).  Hyatt Regency Baltimore is on the right side.

 

Train & Bus Travel to Baltimore

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Amtrak Train

  • From Washington, DC, board the Amtrak Train at Washington's Union Station (Tel: 202-906-3260) to Baltimore's PENN STATION (Penn Station is located a short taxi distance of approximately 8 blocks from the hotels at the Baltimore Inner Harbor).
  • From Philadelphia, PA, board the Amtrak Train in Philadelphia, PA on 30th and Market Streets (Tel: 215-349-2270).
  • From Wilmington, DE, board the Amtrak Train in Wilmington, DE, located at M.L. King Blvd. and French Street.
  • From Alexandria, VA, board the Amtrak Train in Alexandria, VA, located at 110 Callahan Drive.
  • For other stops and points go to www.amtrak.com

Marc Train

MARC trains provide service to the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) Marshall Rail Station airport terminal (Penn Line). Shuttle stops are located on the lower level terminal roadway in between door numbers 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 14 & 15, and 17 & 18. The BWI Rail Station is located one mile from the terminal building. To contact the BWI Marshall Rail Station, please call 410-672-6169. The MARCTracker enables passengers to determine the location and status of every operating MARC train, www.MARCTracker.com. Maryland Transit Administration Customer Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 7 PM at 866-RIDE-MTA. For information about MARC Train schedules, go to www.mtamaryland.gov or call 800-325-RAIL. From Washington, DC, board MARC Trains at Washington's Union Station located at Massachusetts Ave. and First Street, NE. The Union Station ticket office (phone 202-906-3104) is open daily from 5:30 AM to 10:30 PM. From Baltimore City, board MARC trains at Baltimore's Penn Station located at 1500 North Charles Street. Penn Station (phone 410-291-4165) is open from 5: 30 AM to 9:30 PM. The one-way cost is approximately $4.00. (Penn Station is located a short taxi distance of approximately 8 blocks from the hotels at the Baltimore Inner Harbor.)

Light Rail

Light rail Service is available to downtown Baltimore from BWI Airport. The closest stop to the Hyatt Regency is the Convention Center Stop. (This is a 10 minute walk – via East Pratt Street to Light Street.) For Light Rail System maps, schedules, fare details and other general information, go to www.mtamaryland.gov (phone 410-539-5000).

 

 


 

Visa Waiver Program  

International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are now subject to enhanced security requirements. All eligible travelers who wish to travel under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization. Go to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization Web Site at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/. In addition, please be aware that certain travel documents must contain a “biometric identifier” in order to gain entry into the United States.  

When applying for a visa, the United States Consulate will require a letter of invitation from the PREP Symposium. Therefore, we kindly ask that you email your request for us to send you the official letter of invitation with the text that the letter should contain. The official letter of invitation should be requested several months in advance of the meeting, as it may take up to 6 months to get the visa processed. If you intend to submit an abstract to the meeting, we encourage you to submit the abstract prior to requesting the official letter of invitation.

 

CONTACT
PREP Symposium/Exhibit Manager
Ms. Janet Cunningham
Barr Enterprises
       www.LinkedIn.com/in/BarrEnterprises       301-668-6001
janet@barrconferences.com