“Amtrak recently extended its Thruway bus service to Maryland’s Eastern Shore through a partnership with BayRunner Shuttle of Salisbury, MD. The service is available from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Rail Station (BWI) to the communities of Easton, Cambridge, Salisbury, Ocean Pines and Ocean City, MD.
Amtrak’s Thruway service is a convenient way for Amtrak passengers to reach communities not served by rail. This new Thruway service offers Amtrak passengers a choice of 14 daily departures – 7 in each direction to and from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Shuttles depart BWI every two hours from 8:35am to 8:35pm to Easton, Cambridge and Salisbury. Shuttles depart Salisbury for BWI every two hours from 5:20am to 5:20pm making stops at Cambridge and Easton. Ten of the daily departures – 5 in each direction – also serve Ocean Pines and Ocean City. BayRunner Shuttle provides all-reserved van shuttle service. Fares begin at $40 each way.
BayRunner Shuttle Thruway Service Fares
BWI and Easton $40.00
BWI and Cambridge $57.00
BWI and Salisbury $60.00
BWI and Ocean Pines $95.00
BWI and Ocean City $95.00
Reservations for the Thruway service must be made at the same time Amtrak rail reservations are made as the service is only available to those passengers traveling on Amtrak. Advance reservations are required at least 48 hours prior to travel, including passengers in need of a lift-equipped vehicle. Passengers desiring to make reservations after the 48-hour cut off time should contact Bayrunner Shuttle directly to arrange travel.
BayRunner Shuttle Thruway Service Locations:
547 E. Riverside Drive
Salisbury, MD 21801
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort & Spa
100 Heron Blvd
Cambridge, MD 21613
Main Terminal Building – Easton Airport
29137 Newnam Road
Easton, MD 21601
Ocean Pines, MD
Ocean City, MD
Rite Aid Pharmacy
(at the South Gate of Ocean Pines)
11011 Manklin Creek Road
Berlin, MD 21811
West Ocean City Park & Ride
12848 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, MD 21842
The BWI Airport Rail Station is served by Amtrak’s Acela Express service as well as its Northeast Regional service, the railroad’s busiest, serving more than 6.8 million passengers last fiscal year. More than 587,000 passengers boarded or alighted from an Amtrak train at BWI last fiscal year, ranking it 15th among all Amtrak stations nationwide.
Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail services to more than 500 destinations in 46 states on a 22,000- mile route system. For schedules, fares and information, passengers may call 800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com.
About BayRunner Shuttle, Inc.
BayRunner Shuttle is a Salisbury, MD, based provider of scheduled, high-quality shuttle services for passengers traveling between the Eastern Shore of Maryland and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Rail Station. Founded in 2005, Bayrunner has transported over 25,000 passengers since its inception. BayRunner Shuttle is a member of the Talbot County Chamber. For additional information, contact 410-912- 6000 or visit www.bayrunn ershuttle.com.