Getting to CCBC
Baltimore public transportaion isn't nearly as comprehensive as it is in most cities in Europe or Asia. Although it is possible to live without a car, it isn't always convenient or easy. If you plan to rely on public transportation, consider your transportation options as you choose your housing. Some students find it easiest to live within walking distance of the college. Others choose to live near a transportation hub so they can avoid making difficult connections.
CCBC offers shuttle service between CCBC Essex and CCBC Dundalk and between CCBC Catonsville and CCBC Essex during the spring and fall semesters. The shuttle is FREE and operates every hour from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All CCBC campuses are serviced by bus routes provided by the Baltimore Mass Transit Authority (MTA) which operates seven days a week. All CCBC students can buy monthly bus passes at reduced rates at the CCBC Bookstore. Depending upon where you live, you may need to take a connecting bus. Connection times can be long and busses are often late. Please allow for extra travel time to avoid being late to class.
To get maps and schedules of all bus routes go to www.mtamaryland.com, or pick up printed schedules and maps at any area mall, post office, or public library. You may also call 410-767-3999 to request information about routes or schedules. Ask, “How do I get from point X to point Y on a county bus?”
There are many taxicab (usually called “cab”) companies in Baltimore County. Taxi service is far more expensive here than it is in many other countries. Taxicabs have meters which register the fare a passenger must pay. It is customary to pay additional 10-15 percent of the fare as a “tip.”