Shore Leave, A fan run Science Fiction Convention
Take I-195 West to I-95 North. Follow I-95 to I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway). Take I-695 North towards Towson (This is a left-lane exit!). From I-695, take the I-83 exit North towards York, PA.
Take I-95 South to I-695. Take the I-695 exit West towards Towson. From I-695, take the I-83 exit North towards York, PA.
Take I-95 North until you reach I-695. Take the left-lane exit North towards Towson onto I-695. From I-695, take I-83 North towards York, PA.
Five miles North of the I-695/I-83 interchange is exit 20A, for Shawan Road East. Take this exit, the hotel is at the bottom of the ramp on the right.
Telephone Numbers You May Need:
AMTRAK: Your arrival station is Penn Station (downtown Baltimore). You can reach AMTRAK at 800-523-8720 or 800-872-7245. It may be cheaper to get the shuttle from the airport (see below) if your train stops at the airport. From the train station, you will need to take a cab, or take the light rail (see below). Other possible train services include the MARC Train (part of the MTA, see section below, Tel. 800-325-7245), and the Metroliner (same phone numbers as for AMTRAK). There is also an AMTRAK station at BWI.
There are several shuttle services which provide transportation from the airport to the Hunt Valley Inn and possibly to nearby hotels. Please confirm the price when making your reservation as things can change on short notice.
Airport Shuttle : Make a reservation 3-4 days ahead of time at 800-776-0323. There will be no pickups between midnight and 4am on any day. Please also visit the Airport Shuttle website (discounts possible on the website).
Baltimore Airport Shuttle : Make a reservation ahead of time at 800-287-4227. You need a credit card to secure the reservation (but you do not have to pay that way). Their fax number is 410-821-5389.
Hotel Services: Call The Hunt Valley Inn at 410-785-7000 (ask for the concierge or the bell captain) a few days in advance if you want them to arrange your transportation with any of the above services.
Taxi: There are plenty of taxis hanging around the airport. You will have no trouble finding one as you exit baggage claim. Pricing may vary.
Greyhound: You will arrive in downtown Baltimore at 2110 Hains St. and then use the 27 bus to travel 0.9 mi. to the Camden Yards station, or walk 0.5 mi. to the Hamburg Street light rail stop and use Light Rail to the hotel. Check schedules to make sure you can make connections.
Light Rail runs to the Hunt Valley Mall in the northern direction, and to BWI in the southern direction. The transfers, however, are not entirely obvious.
The station at Hunt Valley is at the intersection of Shawan Road and York Road, which is about 3 blocks from the hotel. Call the hotel to ask them to pick you up and if the van is available, they will. Otherwise you'll need to walk 3 blocks west on Shawan Road to get to the hotel. Bring a travel dolly if you have suitcases. Check with the MTA for exact times and locations. You can also call MTA at 410-539-5000.
GPS For those wishing to navigate by GPS, the hotel's address is 245 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031. The approximate lattitude and longitude are 39° 29' 42.49" North by 76° 39' 41.90" West.
Please note that in accordance with the Shadow Proclamation, Earth is classified as a level 5 planet and the open use of advanced transport technology is strictly regulated.