Visit MTA, the Maryland Transportation Authority to find how to travel to and from campus, with tips including:

  • Save: Students can save $25 on your monthly fare with the MTA college pass, availImage result for maryland mta bus logo imageable through Off Campus Student Services
  • Bus: CityLink Yellow (YW) & Purple (PR), ​LocalLink 37, 76 & 77 connect UMBC with surrounding area and Baltimore City.
  • Train: Many trains serve the area, including MARC, a commuter train connecting the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Areas with student-friendly fares.
  • Light Rail & Metro: Connecting Baltimore County & City, the metro travels east and west while the light rail north to south.

Get where you need to go with MTA’s discounted monthly bus pass – just $55 dollars (regularly $77).

Download the free Charm Pass mobile ticketing app via Apple Store or GooglePlay and enter your UMBC email to get your discount.

Stickers are available to Regular Full-Time Staff/Faculty ONLY and entitle you to free services on the MTA buses, light rail and subway. Adjuncts, CI and CII employees are not eligible. This sticker also applies to the following commuter routes:
  • 210: Kent Island/Annapolis-Baltimore
  • 215: Baltimore-Annapolis
  • 310: Columbia-Baltimore/Johns Hopkins
  • 320: Baltimore-Jessup/Columbia
  • 410: Churchville/Bel Air-Baltimore/State Center
  • 411: Hickory/Bel Air-Baltimore/Johns Hopkins
  • 420: Havre de Grace-Baltimore/Johns Hopkins

Permits are available at the Parking Services Office, Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM. Please bring your Campus ID when picking up so that we can verify your eligibility. If you have issues boarding or questions from drivers regarding the service, please email us at