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 and contact Annapolis Transportation at 410-263-7964.

If you are traveling to or from Washington, DC, a bus is provided through the Maryland Transit Administration. You can catch the 220 or 230; click here for more route information.

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. 

Free Magenta Shuttle (Downtown Annapolis Only)

Park at any one of the garages in the West Street corridor and take the Free Magenta Shuttle into downtown (view map). The Free Shuttle will conveniently get you to (and from) your destination. Here’s an informational video.


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 here.