Baltimore. Easy to get to. Easy to get around. Situated in the heart of the Eastern Seaboard, Baltimore is easily accessible by plane, train and highway. Its close proximity to New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia make it a prime meeting destination.
All major airlines fly into Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport (IAD).
Distance from airport to Baltimore Convention Center:
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI): 10 miles
Reagan National Airport (DCA): 45 miles
Dulles International Airport (IAD): 60 miles
American Airlines is pleased to offer a 5% discount to BWI, DCA or IAD when using the following code: 7373BS.
The discount can be booked on-line at www.aa.com/group for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge, allow at least 1 business hour for AA.com loading. Please make sure to enter in the promotion code noted above. Electronic ticketing is required, otherwise a paper ticket charge will apply. Tickets may be purchased through a travel agency or by calling AA Meeting Services at (800) 433-1790. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code. For AA ticketing, payment must be made through money order, certified/cashier check, or valid credit card. A separate $25.00 USD service charge will apply per ticket (subject to change). For airport purchase, the service charge is $35.00 USD per ticket (subject to change). For purchase outside the US/Canada the amounts will vary by country currency.
United Airlines is pleased to offer discounted airfares of 2% to 10% off published fares for your travel to the ICCB. Save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at www.united.com. Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZN96105658 in the Offer Code box.
Or, call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 (in US and Canada) for reservations. Please note that a $25 fee will be charged when reservation is made by calling United Meetings. Refer to Z Code ZN96 and Agreement Code: 105658.
For reservation assistance outside the toll-free United Meetings dialing area, contact the local United Reservations Office. Attendees from outside the United States may also request a reservation via email at NHC-Int.firstname.lastname@example.org (Please allow 24 hours for requests to be processed).
SuperShuttle provides ground transportation service to all Baltimore hotels from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport (IAD). SuperShuttle is offering the following discounts to the attendees of the ICCB for travel between July 14 and August 4, 2013:
Shared Ride (one way)
Shared Ride (round trip)
Reservations may be made online at https://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=LHEEK or by calling (800) BLUE VAN (258-3826). Be sure to use the group code LHEEK.
Upon arrival at the airport, please get your luggage and follow signs to the SuperShuttle ticket counter near baggage and check in by name or confirmation #. The agent will assist you in boarding the next available shuttle.
ExecuCar offers luxury sedan service to and from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport (IAD). ExecuCar is offering a 10% discount on all airport transfers to the attendees of the ICCB for travel between July 14 and August 4, 2013. Reservations may be made online at execucar.com or by calling (800) 410-4444. Be sure to use the group code LHEEK.
Taxi Service (due to expense, recommended for BWI only)
The BWI taxi stand is located just outside the baggage claim area of the Lower Level of the BWI Airport Terminal. The approximate one way taxi fare from BWI to the Convention Center is $35. However, should you utilize Baltimore Yellow Cab (410-685-1212), the fee is a flat rate of $30.00 from BWI to downtown Baltimore. For cab service to BWI please consult your local cab company or the hotel desk.
Avis-Rent-a-Car offers ICCB attendees a discount off the price of rental cars between July 14 and August 1, 2013 with the discount code D016534. To book your reservation, please provide this discount code when calling Avis directly at (800) 331-1600. Alternatively, you may reserve a rental car online by using the following link: Avis.com — 2013 International Congress for Conservation Biology.
To reserve your special meeting rates, please provide your Convention Number (CV) # 04940012 to your corporate travel department or your travel agent when making reservations. You can also make reservations online at hertz.com or call Hertz directly:
U.S. and Canada: (800) 654-2240
Other: (405) 749-4434
If booking online, please make sure to check off (I have a discount) and then enter in the CV # 04940012. At the time of reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you’ll be quoted the best comparable rate available.
Rates are available from July 14 – August 1, 2013.
Amtrak offers attendees of the ICCB a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Baltimore, MD between July 18 and July 28, 2013. To book your reservation, please call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please refer to Fare Code X75L-957 to receive the 10% discount. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. This offer is not valid on Acela Express service or on the Amtrak Auto Train. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seating with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.
Trains arrive and depart from Baltimore Penn Station, located at 1515 Charles Street. The station is approximately two miles from the Convention Center and connected via the Light Rail. Amtrak connects Baltimore to cities along the Northeast Corridor.
Attendees must ask for “Conservation Biology” so Amtrak agents can locate the information in the system. Attendees may give the title the way it appears on the Convention Fare Authorization letters ("Conservation Biology") or the convention fare code - giving both is always easier.
Maryland Transit Administration (Local Train Travel)
There are three types of trains that operate in and around the greater Baltimore area to serve and connect a variety of cities and towns. Please go to mtamaryland.com or call 866-RIDE-MTA for more information, schedules, fares and assistance.
1) MARC Train
The MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) Train Service is a commuter rail system that operates three lines of service on weekdays only. Purchase your ticket prior to boarding the train.
PENN LINE: operates primarily between Baltimore’s Penn Station, through BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Train Station, and Union Station in Washington, D.C. As of July 2012, the one-way fare from BWI Airport to Baltimore’s Penn Station is $4.00.
BRUNSWICK LINE: operates between Brunswick, Maryland and Washington Union Station.
CAMDEN LINE: operates out of Camden Yards in Downtown Baltimore City and travels to Union Station in Washington, D.C.
2) Light Rail
The Light Rail operates at street level, traveling on bridges to cross several bodies of water connecting 32 station stops. Purchase a ticket from the ticket vending machine before boarding the Light Rail. As of July 2012, a one-way ticket is $1.60. Tickets are not available onboard. Press the button on the outside of the train to gain access. To exit, press the green button next to the door. This Train system connects Penn Station with a stop right at the Convention Center.
3) Metro Subway
The 15.5-mile, 14 station Metro Subway system operates from the Owings Mills corporate and shopping complex in Baltimore County, through Downtown Baltimore to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Purchase a ticket from a ticket vending machine prior to boarding. As of July 2012, a one-way ticket is $1.60. Pass through the turnstile and get onboard. Listen for your station stop, or refer to the system map in each car. The closest stop to the Convention Center is approximately 4 blocks north.
Charm City Circulator
The Charm City Circulator (CCC) consists of a fleet of 21 free shuttles that travel three routes in Baltimore City. The shuttle is intended to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas pollution by offering a convenient, reliable and eco-friendly form of public transportation. The CCC consists of three separate routes—the Green Route which runs from City Hall to Fells Point to Johns Hopkins, the Purple Route which runs from Penn Station to Federal Hill, and the Orange Route which runs from Hollins Market to Harbor East. The Charm City Circulator was a part of former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon’s vision of a “cleaner, greener Baltimore.” All residents and visitors are encouraged to use this service—not only is it free, it’s efficient. A shuttle arrives every 15 minutes at the designated stops on each route. Use it as your connector to your regular train, bus or commuter lot—or just to get a taste of all Baltimore City has to offer. Visit charmcitycirculator.com for more information.
The Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Choose the closest location to where you’ll be starting.
From - New York
95 south to exit #53 (395 north - downtown exit). Follow 395 north towards Inner Harbor. Proceed on 395 north and make a right at the third light which is Pratt Street. The convention center will be on the right.
From - Washington, DC & Alexandria, VA
95 north to exit #53 (395 north - downtown exit). Follow 395 north towards Inner Harbor, proceed on 395 north and make a right at the third light which is Pratt Street. The convention center will be on the right.
295 north (to Baltimore). 295 north will turn into Russell Street. Follow Russell Street and make a right onto Pratt Street. Continue on Pratt Street two (2) blocks and the convention center will be on the right.
From - York & Harrisburg, PA
83 south to 695 west. Proceed on 695 west and take the next 83 south exit. Follow 83 south to Lombard Street and make a right. Continue on Lombard Street and make a left onto Hopkins Place. Proceed on Hopkins Place (Hopkins Place will convert into sharp street) and make a left onto Pratt Street. The convention center will be on the right.
From - Annapolis, Eastern Shore
97 north (to Baltimore) to 695 west (towards Towson) to 295 north (to Baltimore). 295 will turn into Russell Street. Follow Russell Street and make a right onto Pratt Street. Continue on Pratt Street two (2) blocks and the convention center will be on the right.
97 north (to Baltimore) to 695 west (towards Towson) to 95 north. Follow 95 north to exit #53 (395 north - Downtown exit). Proceed on 395 north and make a right at the third light which is Pratt Street. The convention center will be on the right.
From - BWI Airport
From Baltimore Washington International Airport take Interstate 95 north to Interstate 395 Downtown. Proceed straight off of the exit onto Howard Street. Make a right onto Pratt Street. The Convention Center will be on the right side of the street.
From - Baltimore’s Penn Station (Amtrak)
From Baltimore’s Penn Station proceed to the exit and make a right onto St. Paul Place. Proceed on St. Paul Place approximately three (3) miles making a right onto Conway Street. Take Conway to Howard. Make a right onto Pratt Street. The Convention Center will be on your right.