Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport serves the city of Baltimore. The airport is generally referred to as BWI and is located approximately 10 miles south of Baltimore. The budget travel planning tool on Orbitz.com makes it fast and easy to search for cheap flights from Baltimore. Several airlines serve the airport, including American Airlines, The American Eagle Network, AirTran Airways, Southwest Airlines, Delta, US Airways, Jet Blue, and Cape Air. The airport is named for Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court and a native of Baltimore.
Hourly, daily, express, and long-term parking options are available at the Baltimore Airport. The most convenient and closest parking near the airport's terminal is available at the hourly garage at a rate of $2.00 for the first 30 minutes and at a maximum daily rate of $22.00. The daily garage is served by a shuttle bus and is available at a daily rate of $12.00 per day. Express parking offers travelers the option of being picked up by a shuttle at their parking spaces at a rate of $10.00 per day. Long-term parking is available at a rate of $8.00 per day.
The airport is served by Bus Route 17 on the Maryland Transit Administration. The BW Rail Station is another option and is located approximately one mile from the airport. The airport is also served by Amtrak. Travel time via the train is approximately 10 minutes from Penn Station and 35 minutes from Union Station in Washington, D.C. Car rental services are also available at the airport, and travelers can use Orbitz.com to book budget car rental services in advance.
Travelers who wish to enjoy a light snack or meal prior to their flight will find that there are several choices available. There are also several breakfast and coffee options at the Baltimore Airport, including Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks Coffee. Orbitz.com makes it easy to locate cheap flights from Baltimore by searching several airlines at the same time.
At Orbitz.com, you can book flights to Birmingham on numerous airlines, including Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines, Emirates and the budget airlines easyJet and Flybe. The Birmingham Airport is located about six miles out of the city, off of Junction 6 of the M42.
There are multiple public transportation options from the Birmingham Airport into the city. With the free Air Link train, you can connect to the Birmingham International Station; from there, you can catch trains into the city for about five dollars. The station also offers rail connections to cities around the country. Multiple bus companies, including city buses, Megabus and National Express, operate out of the airport. Fares vary from two dollars and up, depending on your final location. Metered taxis are readily available, and the drive into the city takes approximately 15 minutes. If you prefer to drive, you can use Orbitz.com to book rental cars from companies, including Avis, Budget and Enterprise.
Birmingham has a moderate climate, and temperatures rarely reach extremes. From May through October, temperatures generally stay between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The rest of the year is cool, but temperatures rarely drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Birmingham has grown from a gritty, industrial city into a hub of culture. The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery has a range of exhibits from famous artists, and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts displays various paintings by old masters. The city also has a wide range of shopping outlets, from high-end boutiques to budget chain stores. After you book flights to Birmingham, you can use the travel planner tools on Orbitz.com to find deals on activities in the city and around northern England.
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