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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Baltimore (BWI)

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Visiting from Sydney to Baltimore

Washington travel information

Washington state is the heart of the Pacific Northwest in the USA. Washington is a lively city with waterfront views and countless parks in the nation's capital. DC is where you can access the world's best museums – many that are free to visit, where you go to explore neighborhoods, event, shows and diverse communities. Be sure to explore the lush, green Olympic Peninsula, the wild white peaks of the Cascade Mountains and the relaxed, kayaker-friendly San Juan Islands and George Washingtons Estate. The best experiences are to be had in the outdoors, so plan a visit this US city.

When to visit

Best time to visit Washington

The best time to visit Washington D.C. is typically in the fall (September to November). The weather is comfortable (10ºC to 20ºC) crowds are smaller and there's still plenty to do around the city. Whenever you decide to go, there is always plenty on in the Nation's Capital. If you visit in March to April, you can catch the popular National Cherry Blossom Festival. Memorial Day weekend is 4th of July and Thanksgiving weekend is another popular time to visit. Winters are often very cold and snowy dropping to -1ºC.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Baltimore/Washington International (BWI).Opens external site in a new window Thurgood Marshall Airport, commonly referred to as BWI or BWI Marshall, is an international airport in the Eastern United States serving mainly Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Its the 22 busiest airport in the United States, and the busiest in the Nation Capital. BWI Airport is located around 14 km south of downtown Baltimore and 48 km northeast of Washington D.C.

Arriving in Washington

The helpful staff at Washington Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Washington from Washington Airport

Getting to and from the BWI Marshall Airport is easy with all of the different transportation options that are available. With options ranging from public transportation to app-based ride services, you can find a mode of transportation to meet your travel needs. For public transport you can take the Amtrak or MTA light rail bus service. Rental cars are a great option from the terminal with a free shuttle service from the terminal to the car hire facility. Shuttle services are available to various hotels or the Bay runner shuttle is a convenient way to get to town. The taxi stands are located just outside of the baggage claim area on the Lower Level of the BWI Marshall Airport terminal near doors 5 and 13. App-based ride services pick up and drop off passengers at the terminal curbs on the Upper Level/Departures. 

Getting around Washington

There are many ways to get around Baltimore/ Washington, with the following modes of transport available. Explore the national’s capital with ease by using public transport. The most commonly used transportation systems for getting around the DC area are operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Its also possible to take the MetroBus with hundreds of routes throughout the city and the greater Washington, DC area. The DC Circulator is a bus and for $1 for all riders and travels along six specific routes designed for easy-on, easy-off access at points of interest throughout the District. One of the best ways to experience Washington, DC is on foot. The city’s wide sidewalks meander past the inspiring monuments and museums found on the National Mall, as well as the intimate museums, world-class theatres and splendid gardens in the city’s collection of neighbourhoods. For an economical ways to explore the city there are plenty of options for renting bikes, scooters or mopeds. Taxis, the Vamoose Bus, Limousines, chaffier cars, ride share and guided tours are also available. 

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Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

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