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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use public transportation to get to and from UB?

    Absolutely. UB is well served by public transportation options like the MTA Light Rail, Metro Subway and bus system as well as MARC commuter rail, Amtrak, the Charm City Circulator and MTA Bus from Penn Station, just a block from campus. The Bolt Bus, with direct service to New York City, leaves from Maryland Avenue, half a block north of campus.

  • Is parking available at transit stops?

    Yes, many transit stations have available parking. Please check availability and be aware that lots do fill up.

    Find out more about parking at transit stops for:
    Light Rail
    Metro Subway
    MARC commuter rail

  • What hours do MARC trains run?

    As early as 4:40 a.m. and as late as 10:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, depending on the direction you're headed. See the Penn Line weekday schedule.

    On weekends, the Penn Line (only) runs as early as 7:10 a.m. and as late as 10:35 p.m., depending on the direction you're headed.

  • What methods of payment can I use to purchase tickets for the Light Rail, Metro Subway and MARC?

    You can pay with VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit cards or with cash. All stations have electronic vending machines that take all forms of payment.

  • Does UB provide transportation to the nearest transit stops?

    UB provides free shuttle bus service on two lines. One provides service to the Maryland Avenue and Fitzgerald garages, State Center Metro Subway (Eutaw and Preston streets) and other stops. The other operates along North Charles and Saint Paul streets, including stops at the John and Frances Angelos Law Center and Penn Station.


    After the shuttle bus stops running, UB community members can request escort service among UB facilities (including parking facilities) from the UB Police Department.

  • What's the best way to relay my experience, whether it's bad or good, on MTA transportation?

    MTA's Rate Your Ride service allows transit riders to provide real-time feedback about their ride. Visit the Rate Your Ride page or send a text to 30802. This service is provided by the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance.

  • What about free transportation around town?

    It's called the Charm City Circulator. Of course, walking and biking are absolutely free, too!

  • I don't have a car but occasionally I do need one. Is there a car rental service near UB?

    Zipcar, a car sharing service, operates in midtown Baltimore and has cars available on Maryland Avenue near the UB Student Center and on Saint Paul Street near Penn Station.

  • I would like to find alternative transportation to and from campus, but I am concerned about needing a ride in an emergency. Any suggestions?

    Yes. There is a free service, Guaranteed Ride Home, that provides commuters who regularly (twice a week) carpool, vanpool, bike, walk or take transit to work with a safe and reliable ride home when one of life's unexpected emergencies arise. Commuters may take advantage of this service up to four times a year to get home for unexpected emergencies such as a personal illness or a sick child. Guaranteed Ride Home can also be used for unscheduled overtime when your employer mandates that you must stay late.