Public Transportation


With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day -- at speeds of up to 150 mph -- to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 15 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

Amtrak provides visitors to Anne Arundel County with daily trains from a number of stops located near the county, including Baltimore - Penn Station (BAL); Baltimore - BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI); and New Carrollton (NCR). For train schedules, call 800-USA-RAIL or visit and take advantage of a 30% companion rail fare discount.


Annapolis and the surrounding area are served daily by Annapolis Transit's Rainbow Route. It makes 180 stops in and around the city. The route also directly serves many area hotels. For bus maps and schedules, stop by the Visitors Center, contact Annapolis Transportation at 410-263-7964.

Water Taxi

The Water Taxi service is another option to consider when in downtown Annapolis. Climb aboard and hop between downtown Annapolis and the nearby neighborhood of Eastport for great views of downtown while getting across the harbor. Click here for all the information you need about water taxis in Annapolis. 

Annapolis Circulator, "The Loop"

The Annapolis Department of Transportation provides this downtown shuttle service for free, moving individuals from the City's four parking garages (Hillman, Gott's, Knighton and Park Place) around the downtown areas where people shop, eat, sight-see, and work.


Taxi Cabs are easy to get in and around Annapolis. Coming from the airport or need to get to D.C., Baltimore, or to the beach, contact one of the taxi companies below.