Getting to Maryland by AirMaryland is served by three major airports: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI; 1-800-435-9294 or 410-859-7111) in Maryland, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD; 703-572-2700) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA; 703-417-8000) in Northern Virginia. These airports are located between 1.5 and 3 hours from the hotel. See Ground Transportation below for information about options for getting to the hotel.
The closest airport to the 16th IDS location with commercial service is Salisbury Regional Airport (SBY). Flights via American Airlines are very limited, with connections through Philadelphia (PHL) and Charlotte (CLT). SBY is about 40 miles from the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay; a rental car or cab will be needed to the hotel.
By reservation on a first come, first served basis, there will be a limited service complimentary bus service between the hotel and BWI Airport. If you are interested in utilizing the complimentary bus service, please note the bus schedule below and plan your flights accordingly.
BWI Airport to/from Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Complimentary Bus Service
SUNDAY, 15 JULY Departure Times (for attendees flying into BWI)
** If you plan to utilize the complimentary bus service from BWI to the hotel, when registering for the 16th IDS, be sure to select the bus departure time that is at least one hour after your flight's scheduled time of arrival at BWI Airport. This should allow enough time for deplaning, collecting your baggage, and making your way to the bus loading area.
FRIDAY, 20 JULY Departure Times (for attendees flying out of BWI)
** If you plan to utilize the complimentary bus service from the hotel to BWI, when registering for the 16th IDS, be sure to select the bus departure time that is at least four hours before your flight's schedule departure time from BWI Airport. This should allow enough time for traffic delays, unloading of the bus at the airport, airline and baggage check-in, and airport security.
If you will be flying into any airport other than BWI, or if you prefer not to plan your trip around the bus schedule, your best alternative is to rent a car which will give you greater freedom with your travel arrangements, and enable you to explore the area beyond the hotel during your free time. Another option, if you prefer not to rent a car, is to reserve your transportation through a shuttle service.
More Information about Shuttle Service (BWI Airport)If flying into BWI Airport, Bayrunner Shuttle offers daily transportation between the airport and the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge. Departures from the airport are scheduled every two hours, starting at 8:35 a.m. and final departure at 8:35 p.m.
When returning to BWI Airport from the hotel for your departing flight, the first departure from the hotel is at 6:00 a.m. and last departure is at 6:00 p.m. Expect at least 1.5 hours of travel time between the hotel and airport, so schedule your departure from the hotel at least four hours prior to your flight's departure time to allow for traffic, airport check-in, and getting through security.
Fees range from $69 each way for one person, $108 one way for two people travelling together, and $140 one way for three people travelling together. Each additional person is $32 one way.
Advance reservations with Bayrunner Shuttle are strongly recommended. Visit their website to make your reservation if you'll be flying into BWI Airport, don't plan to rent a car, and prefer the flexibility of this ground transportation option.
Transportation from Dulles International Airport
If you will be flying into Washington Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan National Airport, renting a car is the best option in terms of cost and convenience. There are no shared-ride van services that provide regular service to the Cambridge, Maryland area. Car service reserved just for you could cost above $200. Traffic in the Northern Virginia / Washington, DC metropolitan area is notoriously heavy, especially during morning and afternoon rush hours. If you prefer not to rent a car, we encourage you to try and arrange your travel to fly in and out of BWI Airport.