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Baltimore Washington Airport ( BWI ) Terminal Map # Fast food, restaurants, stores, cafes, bars
Baltimore/Washington International Airport ‘BWI’ has a two-level passenger terminal - referred to as the 'Main Terminal' with Concourses A through E (Concourse E is the 'International Terminal'). The terminal is shaped like a horseshoe, surrounding parking & transportation facilities in the center.
The entrance to the terminal is under Skywalk A, leading to the Southwest airline check-in area and its A & B gates; followed by American airline check-in area, with C gates between. To the west is the check-in area for Air Canada, Allegiant, Delta, Jet Blue, Spirit & United, and access to their D gates. The tip of the west side houses and international ticketing area with access to E gates.
NOTE: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ranked BWI as Number One Airport for Healthy Meals! Also, passengers may stretch their legs between long layovers at walking paths inside the terminal, as well as at the 12.5 mile scenic outdoor trail encircling Airport property.
Getting Around: (detailed info on public Buses & Trains are at the separate 'Transportation' section.)
- If arriving by ICC Bus Route 201 from the Gaithersburg Park & Ride Lot at I-270 & MD 124, the 201bus stops at Concourses A (Southwest Airlines) and E (International terminal), dropping off passengers on the upper level and picking up passengers on the lower level. (The route terminates at the BWI Rail Station.)
- If arriving at the Hourly Parking Garage, use the underground tunnel connecting to the Main Terminal, or use one of the Skywalks:
(a) Skywalks A, B & D from hourly Garage level 6 lead to ticketing level and Concourses A/B, C & D, (or use the tunnel);
(b) Walkway E leads from hourly Garage level 5 to international ticketing and Concourse E.
(c) The tunnel on level 1 leads to ticketing level and Concouse C.
- No shuttle services are needed between the Main Terminal and the Concourses. Unless you arrive on an international flight, you can proceed to your next Concourse and gate. A secure B/C Connector is between Concourses A,B,C & C,D,E.
International arrivals at Concourse E: Unless you have gone through US customs clearance by participating airports in Canada and the Caribbean, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag. NOTE: Eligible U.S. citizens & Canadian visitors may use the Mobile Passport Control app to sumit their passport information & customs declaration form to CBP via smartphone or tablet by downloading the free MPC app from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The Upper Level of the Main Terminal is the departure & ticketing level, surrounded by Concourses A trough E:
- in the center of the gate level is Concourse C, with y-shaped Concourse D to the left, short Concourse E south of it, and between them the new D/E connector;
- to the right of the Terminal center is the B/C Connector leading to Concourse B/A (B gates north, A gates south). All Concourses offer food & drink, shops & services.
- To get to the Concourses, use Skywalk A or B for A Concourse, use Skywalk B for B Concourse, use Skywalk B, D or the Tunnel to C Concourse, use Skywalk D to D Concourse, and use Skywalk E to E Concourse.
Concourse A/B with gates A1-11 and B2-15 on opposite sides of the upper level - currently served by Southwest Airlines. It houses a Travelex currency exchange, an M&T Bank, an ATM cash machine, a UPS & FedEx, and an Information desk. (Concourse A has the most food & drink & retail offers of all concourses.) A new 4-lane security checkpoint on the lower level of Terminal A/B provides access to all of Concourses A & B gates, which have a large number of food & drink, and retail concessions. Curbside check-in was added along the terminal roadway at Concourse B.
NOTE: The new B/C connector, which houses food & drink, duty-free & other shops, and ATM cash machines.
Concourse C with gates C1-C14 on the upper level, currently served by airlines: Alaska, American & Southwest airlines, and has an ATM cash machine, 2 food & drink & a news concession. Concourse C is connected to Concourse A/B via the B/C connector.
Concourse D with gates D1-D37 on the upper level currently served by airlines: Air Canada, Allegiant, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit, Southern Airways 9X, United and Via Air VC. It houses the AirSpace Lounge, accessible to all passengers at a daily fee. Concourse D has an ATM machine, children's paly area, charging stations (next to gates D7, D20, D23; across from Greene Turtle restaurant and from the food court, and near Be Relax spa), shoeshine, food & drink and some retail outlets.
NOTE: The new secure D/E connctor has two more international gates and houses a first-of-its-kind full-service fitness facility with showers, as well as Starbucks, Hudson News, and Pen & Prose..
Concourse E - the official International Terminal with gates E1-E8 on the upper level, is currently served bu Air Mobility Command, British Airways, Condor, Sunwing, WOW & Xtra. It handles all international arrivals from Airports without U.S. pre-clearance facilities. Concourse E houses the Wine Bar & Eatery, a newsstand and a tax & duty-free shop. The British Airways Chesapeake Club Lounge near its entrance (a common-use lounge available to passengers of all international concourse airlines).
- The Lower Level of the Main Terminal is the arrivals & baggage claim level, housing baggage claim areas numbered: 1-5, 6-9, 10-12 and 13-14. A USO lounge is near baggage claim 13-14. Past USO is International Arrivals with customs, information desk and light rail access. The outside of the lower level is surrounded by the following modes of transportation stops: light rail, shuttles to parking and to Amtrak & MARC trains, MTA buses, SuperShuttle & Airport Shuttle, Taxi stands & limousines and rental car shuttles.
Other Amenities & Services in the Main Terminal and Concourses include: Food & drink and retail concessions; the Customer Service Center (upper level near Concourse D), the USO International Gateway Lounge ( next to baggage claim 14, at lower level, international pier (tel. 410-859-4425)); Information desks (tel. 800-I-FLY-BWI); a conference room (410-859-7394), internet access with option of free or paid premium service) , ATM cash machines, M&TBank, mail boxes, UPS & FedEx drop, tax & duty-free shop at Concourse E; Currency Exchange near Concourse C, and an Observation Gallery. Themeditation room is between Concourses E & D, and adjacent to international ticketing.
New charging stations in the A/B baggage claim areas for Southwest airlines and in the International Terminal's seating lounge are able to charge simultaneously up to ten electronic devices, put on the shelf provided therefor.
A new lounge - available to all passengers (with a day pass at about $20) offers free food & drink, work stations & WiFi access .