3 Tips for Surviving Baltimore Washington Airport

Even if the Baltimore Washington Airport isn’t the largest in the world, it can still be quite the hassle to navigate.

Any airport can be frustrating when you have to worry about getting through airport security, fighting crowds, keeping up with your luggage, and still getting to your flight gate on time. If you’ve never been to Baltimore Washington Airport before, things get even trickier.

The next time you have a flight that leaves out of Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) or even an extended layover, keep this handy guide with you to help you survive with as little added stress as possible.

Transportation

Honestly, the best piece of advice we could give you for surviving any airport is to take advantage of an airport car service. We’re not talking about calling for a taxi. Rather, we advise you to use a chauffeured car service like ZBest Worldwide anytime you need to get to or from BWI.

Leave your car at home where you know it will be safe & looked after by friends and family and call for a ride from ZBest. Our professionally trained chauffeurs will help you load up your luggage and drop you at the closest door for your gate. We keep up with flight information for delays and cancellations with real-time tracking, so you never have to worry about missing your flight or waiting on a ride.

When you try to use public transportation or taxis, you never know when they’re going to arrive. They’re notorious for arriving late, if at all. When you think of the amount of money you’ve spent on your plane ticket, you don’t want to risk having to pay fees to take a later flight. You never have to worry about that with ZBest Worldwide. We take pride in the fact that we are one of the most trustworthy Baltimore transportation companies in the business and we would be more than happy to prove that claim to you for your next trip to the Baltimore Washington Airport.

Restaurants

If you’re going to be stuck in the area due to a delayed flight or an extended layover, it’s a good idea to know where you can find a great meal that isn’t too far away from the airport. Lucky for you, no matter what your favorite cuisine may be, the BWI’s surrounding area is filled with great options. Not everyone wants to eat at the airport and if your layover or delay is long enough, the time is much better spent out in the city enjoying a delicious meal.

You can’t go anywhere in Maryland without trying crab cakes, and we’re going to recommend the reasonably priced, yet wildly popular G&M Restaurant and Lounge. They’ve been voted the best crab cakes in Maryland many years running. Not only is it a great place to enjoy a drink and some of the best seafood and crab cakes in Maryland, but if you’re in a hurry, they also give you the option to order online. You’ll be able to grab them and still make it back in time for your flight.

Just a few minutes from the airport in Hanover, MD is an Asian fusion restaurant with a focus on Thai cuisine. Little Spice has amazing lunch specials and a happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 that offers all cocktails, beer, and house wines for half price. If you’re lucky enough to need a place to eat during that time frame and are craving Thai, we simply must insist you head there for your layover meal.

And More….

Now that you know how to save some stress by taking a Baltimore car service like ZBest Limo to the airport or by having them pick you up once you land as well as a couple of amazing restaurant options for lunch or dinner, all we have left to tell you is that you simply must plan ahead! Take the time to research the best times to buy tickets as well as the best flight times to save a few bucks. Read up on tips for smart packing so you don’t get stuck with checked bag fees. Consider registering for TSA PreCheck to save time getting through airport security.

When you take our advice to heart, there shouldn’t be any problem at all for you and your friends and loved ones to survive your next trip through Baltimore Washington International Airport.

This blog was originally published in 2015; it has since been updated to reflect the most accurate information.

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George Rains
Executive Vice President of Global Operations at ZBest Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation Services.