Information for Transportation, Parking, and Cycling

Hopkins Shuttles

The Homewood Parking/Transportation and Medical Campus Parking/Transportation websites have information on shuttles and parking options available to students. The ones most frequently used by students are:

  • Baltimore College Town Shuttle: Free shuttle between college campuses of the Baltimore Region. Stops include the Homewood Campus, Penn Station and Towson Place Shopping Center. Students must have a college ID. Can be tracked by Nextbus.
  • Employee and Student Shuttles: Free shuttle from the medical campus to various places in Fells Point, Canton, and Mt. Vernon. The After Hours Shuttle (Route #7) can take you from the medical campus to your door, as long as your address is within their perimeter.
  • Blue Jay Shuttle: Free shuttle routes that run within 1-mile of the Homewood campus. It runs everyday after 5:45pm must be flagged down at designated stops with a J-card. The shuttle is also tracked by Transloc.
  • Hopkins Shuttle: Free shuttle between the Homewood and the medical campuses with intermediate stops at Penn Station and Mount Vernon. During rush hours, the shuttle arrives every five-fifteen minutes – the exact schedule can be found on their website. The shuttle is also tracked by Transloc.
  • Zipcar: Daily/hourly car rental with many locations around Homewood campus

Check out the downloads page for links to some shuttle schedules.

Public Transportation

  • The Maryland Transit Administration has several options for public transportation.
    • Subsidized monthly passes are available for $20 in the JHMI Business Office (Broadway Research Building 131) for students who don’t have a parking pass.  These passes can be used on the MTA subway, lightrail and bus.
    • Metro/Subway: Runs from Owings Mills through the Inner Harbor/Downtown Baltimore to the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
    • MARC: Now running 7 days a week, this commuter train has two lines from Baltimore to Washington DC.  The Penn Line runs from Baltimore’s Penn Station to Washington DC’s Union Station. The Camden Line also runs from the Camden Station in the Inner Harbor to Union Station. Both lines have several intermediate stops throughout Maryland. This is the cheapest option for taking the train to DC.
    • Lightrail: Operating at street-level, alongside cars and across bridges, the Light Rail’s stops include BWI Airport, the Baltimore Convention Center, Penn Station and shopping centers in Baltimore County. This is the cheapest route to BWI Airport.
    • City Bus: The local, express, and neighborhood bus lines have many different routes.
  • Charm City Circulator: Free bus lines with stops at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, inner harbor, Penn Station, UMB, Mount Vernon, Federal Hill etc. Run until 8-9pm Sun-Thurs and midnight Fri-Sat. Can by tracked by Nextbus.


  • Medical Campus:
    • Free: Graduate students get free parking in almost any garage (except Kennedy Krieger) on the JHMI campus from 4pm-8:30am Monday through Friday and on weekends and holidays by swiping your SOM ID (you may have to activate your ID first by contacting the JHMI Parking Office).  There are also two free satellite parking lots. This includes the Monument Lot at 3700 E Monument St, about 1.3 miles east of JHMI (near 95), and the Fallsway Lot at 545 N High St, west of JHMI (near 83). These lots have free shuttle service to campus. For space in one of these lots, go to the business office at BRB 131.
    • Subsidized: Graduate students can get on-site parking for a subsidized rate of $55/month at either the Caroline Street Garage or Washington Street Garage. If you want parking in a garage, ask to be put on the GSA subsidized parking list by emailing the GSA Parking Representative at [email protected] (more information here). NOTE: The waiting lists for these subsidized lots can range from months to a year, so plan ahead.
    • Non-subsidized: If you would like to park on campus but can not get a subsidized pass in time, you can obtain a parking space in an on campus garage for $120/month. For one of these spots, visit the parking office in 108 Harvey/Nelson Building (Main Hospital).
  • Homewood:
    • Other parking rates are available on Homewood campus. If you TA, then you get a free parking pass in the South Garage (the Mason Hall building underground garage). Ask Gail in Wyman 400W about those parking passes.



Bicycling in Baltimore

Baltimore has a quickly growing cycling population and the city is in the process of providing more bike-friendly access. Here are some website resources that may be of some use:

BikeMore Baltimore City Initiative to improve city riding:

Johns Hopkins Cycling Program:

Local Laws:

Baltimore Bike Club:


Transportation Apps to Download

    • For Hopkins: TransLoc
    • For Maryland transit: CharmPass and Transit apps (to buy tickets vs. check schedules)
    • For out-of-state transit: Amtrak