It’s easy to get to UMBC. Our main campus is conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington, DC, just five minutes away from Baltimore-Washington International Airport, and with bus service to downtown Baltimore. AMTRAK and MARC commuter trains serve the nearby BWI Rail Station.
UMBC at The Universities at Shady Grove is a branch campus located in Rockville, MD, operating at The Universities at Shady Grove, a USM regional center.
Directions to the Main Campus
From the north, take Interstate 95 to Route 166 (Exit 47B, Catonsville) or take Interstate 83 to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695, west) and then take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue, west); follow the signs to UMBC.
From the south, take Interstate 95 to Route 166 (Exit 47B, Catonsville); follow signs to UMBC.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport is only five minutes away. Bus service is available from downtown Baltimore. AMTRAK and MARC commuter trains serve the nearby BWI Rail Station.
Visitor parking is available at metered garages located at Administration Drive, The Commons Drive and Walker Avenue. Meters are enforced Monday through Friday for hours posted. Except for meters, all other campus roadways and lots require a permit. Undergraduate admissions visitors should park in designated lots. Please refer to your visit confirmation materials or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 410-455-2291 for further details.
- Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
- Local bus service
- UMBC Transportation Services
- AMTRAK and MARC commuter trains serve nearby BWI Rail Station
To the techcenter@UMBC (South Campus) — From I-95, take Exit 47B, Route 166 North past the entrance to UMBC and toward Rolling Road. Follow to Route 166 South toward Arbutus. Go a half mile and make your first right onto Gun Road. The road immediately forks. Take the left fork and proceed a half mile to the entrance. From UMBC: take Hilltop Circle to Hilltop Road and Wilkens Avenue. Turn left and proceed to Route 166 South toward Arbutus. Make a right onto Gun Road. The road immediately forks. Take the left fork and proceed a half mile to the entrance.
Visitor parking is marked with a “P” and event parking is marked with “P Event.” Please note that a number of spaces are metered.
Accessible routes, parking and building entrances are marked on on our campus maps.
The Surrounding Community
UMBC is minutes away from everything you need — 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, 45 minutes from Washington, D.C.,and four miles from BWI Airport. It’s the perfect location for job and internship opportunities, research collaborations, artistic and cultural exploration, and just plain fun. The nearby towns of Catonsville, Arbutus, Ellicott City, and Columbia also offer plenty of dining and entertainment options.
UMBC offers daily shuttle services for students from campus to the BWI Rail Station, downtown Baltimore, Catonsville, and Arbutus. On the weekends, students can pick up the Collegetown Shuttle downtown for free service to six other college campuses, Penn Station, and Towson.
For more information about attractions in and around Baltimore, visit the Baltimore Collegetown Network.