In recent years, more and more people have been commuting from Baltimore to Washington every day for work. It can seem daunting - and make no mistake about it, sometimes it is. But it is manageable.
Be prepared for people - from both Washington and Baltimore - to look at you like you're crazy when you tell them your daily commute takes 75 minutes - on a good day. But there are some resources that can make this journey doable.
Tips: If you make this commute daily, I highly recommend Sirius/XM satellite radio. The commercial-free music stations and exclusive talk, entertainment, and sports programming is a life saver. Also, remember, if it's raining, your commute time will likely double. There's no rhyme or reason to it, it just is. Accept it.
Avoid these spots at all costs.
While traffic is less of a problem with public transit, it usually means changing transportation modes at least once. But riding rather than driving allows you to multitask by reading, sleeping or working on your way. And despite multiple layovers, you may get there faster. But, you'll be at the mercy of someone else's schedule.
MARC train commuters with monthly passes receive the added bonus of free travel on other Maryland public transit including the Light Rail, Baltimore Metro, MTA buses and the downtown DASH Shuttle.