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Complete Guide to Parking When Cruising From Baltimore

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We have already covered Port Canaveral and the Port of Miami in previous posts so now we’ll move up the East Coast for those of you planning to cruise out of Baltimore.

One of the fun things about cruising from Baltimore is you can easily add on a day or two before/after your cruise to explore the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore.

Photo via ParkingAtThePort.com

There are lots of options if you fly in from another city the day before your cruise is leaving. There are many hotels in the area that offer shuttle service to the port.

Baltimore Inner Harbor – Photo via Carnival Cruise Line

But what about those of you that live close enough to drive? Or those of you that may take a road trip and arrive in the area the day before. The off-site parking options are a bit limited for such a popular cruise port. Here are some options:

Cruise Parking Baltimore Port

Note: parkingaccess.com offers visitors a way to quickly compare prices, get a quote and reserve parking. The site works directly with parking lots.

Parking Lot Name 7 Day Cost 5 Day Cost Distance in miles
Official Cruise Maryland Parking $105 $75 0
Econopark Express $69.65 $49.75 12.5
BWI Speedy Park $70 $50 13.1

Note: these rates are for online parking reservations which are prepaid. 

Official Baltimore Port Cruise Terminal Parking

  • Starting at $15 per day, you pay for convenience when you leave your car at the safe parking lot in the terminal.
  • Upon your arrival, go to the tent marked “Cruise Luggage Tags” which is located on the left when you enter the terminal. 
  • Then, drop off the luggage in the luggage boxes for screening & handling, after which you will be directed to the secured parking lot.
  • You pay upon arrival using a credit card, cash, or checks.
  • Disabled parking is available on-site as well.

Photo via DittosBlog.com

Off-Site Parking

Econopark Express

This is a very popular parking lot available for all airport and cruise passengers in Baltimore. They offer a fenced and safe lot with free shuttles that run 24/7 whenever needed and luggage assistance. Regular rate is $9.95 per day, and it can be a little lower if you receive a coupon. You pay when you exit.

BWI Speedy Park

This parking lot is about 13 miles away from the port, which is only a half-mile farther than Econopark Express. The daily rate is also insignificantly higher – it is $10. They also offer scheduled and free shuttle rides that can take you to the port at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM.

Top 5 Local Hotels that offer Parking aka Park & Cruise Hotels

Since there aren’t many off-site parking alternatives around, look into hotel cruise parking if you want to park somewhere for cheaper rates. Those who plan on staying a night in the area can use a Fly, Snooze & Cruise package offered by several nearby hotels.

These packages allow you to park your car at the hotel during your trip and get free transportation to/from the Baltimore Port. 

Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center

Conveniently located 3.6 miles from the terminal, this is one of the most popular Park & Cruise hotels. One of the reasons is probably the price since it is the cheapest one.

You will get parking for the duration of your cruise trip, shuttle ride to Baltimore Port, and breakfast for $140.

Staybridge Suites Inner Harbor

This is the closest hotel to Baltimore Cruise Port at 3.4 miles away. The Fly, Snooze, and Cruise package costs $169 and consists of parking for up to 7 days and shuttle to/from the cruise terminal for 2 adults and 2 children. If there is an additional passenger, the price will be $10 higher.

Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown Inner Harbor

The distance between this hotel and the port is 3.8 miles. The parking package includes parking for the time of your cruise, shuttle transportation to/from Port of Baltimore for 2 adults and 2 children, and free breakfast buffet. The price is $199.

Holiday Inn Express Baltimore at the Stadiums

Their Fly, Snooze, and Cruise package includes shuttle service to/from Baltimore Cruise Port, hotel parking for up to 8 days, free WiFi, and complimentary breakfast. The price for this package is $225. The hotel is 4.4 miles away from the port.

Residence Inn White Marsh

This accommodation is the farthest away from the port – about 14 miles – and it is also the most expensive alternative. For the price of $239, you can get parking for up to 10 nights and transportation to and from the cruise port.

In Conclusion

The Port of Baltimore has several options for travelers. Passengers flying into Baltimore-Washington International Airport can use one of the Fly, Snooze and Cruise hotels. These hotels allow you to arrive one day early, get a good nights rest and free transportation to and from the port. Some of the hotels include breakfast in their package as well. 

If you live within driving distance, you have a few options. The most expensive one is leaving your car at the official port parking lot but is also the most convenient. There are only a couple off-site parking lots in the area, and they are about 12 miles away. You will get a free shuttle to and from the cruise terminal, but that can take a lot of time, especially if the shuttles only run on a specific schedule.  

Off-site lots are a good decision if you want to reduce your expenses.

Don’t forget! Parkingaccess.com offers you a quick and simple way to book your cruise parking space. Happy cruising!

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