Baltimore/Washington International Airport - BWI

Baltimore/Washington International Airport - BWI
Terminal    Main Terminal
Recommended Check-in Time 60 Minutes
Even More® Speed Yes
Ticket Counter Hours

Sunday - Friday
4:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
4:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Baggage Claim Phone Number 1-410-850-4685 opt. 1 (office)
1-410-850-4746 (fax)
Skycap/Curbside No/No
Directions to Airport Click Here For Directions
Airport Website Click Here

Cutoff Time for Checking In
  • Checked baggage will not be accepted earlier than 6 hours prior to schedule departure time
  • Checked baggage will not be accepted less than 30 minutes* prior to departure on most domestic flights
  • Checked baggage will not be accepted less than 60 minutes prior to departure on international flights 

*Customers traveling domestically from Fort Lauderdale (FLL), John F. Kennedy (JFK), Boston (BOS) or Tampa (TPA) with checked baggage, must check in 40 minutes prior to scheduled departure.

JetBlue is not liable for any charges incurred for baggage that was checked late, nor will we be liable for delivery or compensation for late-checked baggage.

  • If you are not checking bags, you must check in no later than 20 minutes** prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights, and 60 minutes for international flights.
  • All customers must be onboard the aircraft 15 minutes prior to scheduled or posted departure time (domestic), and onboard the aircraft 20 minutes prior to scheduled or posted departure time (international).

**kiosk availability subject to airport hours of operation 

Check in cut-off times vary between check-in channels as follows:

  • Online check-in: 90 minutes of departure (domestic and international)
  • JetBlue mobile app: 45 minutes of departure (domestic), 90 minutes of departure (international)
  • Curbside/kiosk/ticket counter: 30 minutes of departure (domestic), 60 minutes of departure (international)

Please check information specific to items such as sporting equipment, firearms, musical instruments, etc. for guidelines on transporting them on JetBlue flights.

Address and Phone Number -  BWI


JetBlue Airways

BWI Aviation Blvd. Baltimore
Maryland, 21240 

General Airport Phone: 410-859-7111

Baggage Claim Information - BWI

baggage claim location

Baggage Claim is located on the lower level. You can find your bags at carousel 12.

making a baggage claim

If your baggage has been delayed or damaged, it is important to make a baggage claim with a JetBlue crewmember while you're at the airport. Please contact a crewmember at the ticket counter for baggage claims.

If you need to make the claim once you've left the airport, please call the JetBlue Baggage Service Office within four hours after arrival.

The Baggage Service Office is open 4:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 4:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Baltimore/Washington Baggage Service Office telephone: 1-410-850-4685 option 2

Baltimore/Washington Baggage Service Office fax: 1-410-850-4746

baggage claim follow-up

If you’re following up on a baggage claim, contact Central Baggage Services. Click Here for hours of operation and contact information.

Car Rental Companies - BWI

Car rental agencies are located offsite with regular shuttle service to/from the airport..

Rental Company

Phone Number

Alamo 410-859-1680
Avis 410-859-8092
Budget 410-859-0850
Dollar 800-800-8000
Hertz 410-859-7400
Enterprise 800-325-8007
National 410-859-8860

other car rental options

We can also offer you special rates on rental cars through our partner

You can book these rates by clicking on the link below or, if you call our Reservations team to book your reservation, one of our Reservation crewmembers can transfer you to

You may also contact Customer Support directly for questions regarding hotel or car reservations 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-544-3581 (English) or 1-800-520-8629 (Spanish)..

Check-in and Gate Information - BWI

ticket counter hours and location

Our ticket counter, located in the main terminal next to Alaska Airlines, is open from: 

Sunday - Friday
4:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
4:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We recommend you arrive at the airport at least 60 minutes prior to departure. Avoid delays by checking for traffic alerts, and allow enough time to go through TSA screening, particularly during holidays and peak travel days. Please note, JetBlue has cutoff times for baggage check in, and also for check in at the departure gate; JetBlue will not be responsible for expenses incurred due to late check in.

If you're not checking any bags and you have your boarding pass, feel free to head straight to security then on to Gate D2.

identification requirements

Click Here for Identification / ID Requirements

boarding cut-off time

Each customer must be onboard the aircraft 15 minutes prior to departure.

Standby customers may be cleared at 10 minutes to departure.

Any customer not onboard, even if they have checked in and received a boarding pass, may be denied boarding and will not be entitled to denied boarding compensation.

kiosk check in

If you have a confirmed reservation, feel free to use a kiosk machine to check in. You may check in using the kiosk no more than six hours prior to departure if you are checking baggage. Customers with no checked baggage may check in within 24 hours from their scheduled departure time. Kiosk check in is not available 30 minutes or less before departure.

You can retrieve your information and check in at a kiosk using one of the following methods:

  • Reservation number
  • Emailed itinerary with the bar code
  • Credit card with your name on it
  • TrueBlue number or email address and password if you're a TrueBlue member.

In order to validate your boarding pass, you'll need to present it along with your photo ID at the gate.

skycap and curbside check in

Skycap and curbside check in are currently not available. Wheelchair assistance is available curbside upon request.

Check in & Pick Up information for Unaccompanied Minors - BWI

Photo identification is required for both parties who drop off and pick up an unaccompanied minor. Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted without the guardian's photo ID.

When a gate pass is issued, it is the TSA's decision as to whether a young child, in addition to the unaccompanied minor, may pass through security with the adult.

drop off information

When dropping off the unaccompanied minor, the parent/guardian may NOT leave the airport until the following criteria are met:

  • the parent/guardian has a signed copy of the UMNR form
  • the UMNR is onboard the aircraft 
  • the parent/guardian's name, address and cell phone number are all documented on the minor's reservation.

In the event of a gate return, a JetBlue Crewmember will contact the parent/guardian so that he/she can immediately return to the airport to meet their minor. Please note, the parent/guardian must request a gate pass at the airport ticket counter to pick up their minor at the departure gate.

pick up information

When picking up an unaccompanied minor, one person may receive a gate pass to proceed into the arrivals area to meet the minor. Please arrive at the airport no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled arrival.

In cases where a flight arrives after the ticket counter is closed, the pick up person should proceed directly to either the arrivals area or baggage claim to meet the minor.

 The child will only be released to the person indicated on the unaccompanied minor form or on the reservation and that person must present their government issued photo ID.

Customer Paging Number - BWI
If you’re trying to get a hold of someone at the airport call 1-410-859-7111 to have them paged.

Directions to BWI

Please click here for directions to the BWI Airport.

Flight Durations

Approximate flight durations, as well as other pertinent flight details may be found on the 'Select your flights' screen when booking on

Please note: flight durations vary with wind currents, weather developments, aircraft congestion, and air traffic control directives.

Ground Transportation - BWI

Transportation is located at curbside, directly outside the baggage claim area.

Click here for further ground transportation information.

JetBlue has a partnership with, the leading revolutionary online ground transportation provider, to provide customers with the option to book exclusive discount rates on

This new car service option provides our customers with an additional level of comfort and service that comes with pre-booking ground transportation with knowledgeable, professional and reliable car service and limo providers. This option allows travelers to reserve the service online for a ride to or from the airport, including prompt curbside pick-up and drop-off by a local driver with GPS equipment to ensure efficient and stress-free travel to the final destination. For a small additional fee, customers can also elect to be picked-up inside the airport upon arrival. 

Mileage Information - BWI

BWI airport is located 33 miles from downtown Washington D.C. Additional areas of interest:

Baltimore, MD

13 miles
Glen Burnie, MD 3 miles
Gaithersburg, MD 41 miles
Silver Spring, MD 32 miles
Ocean City, MD 133 miles
Arlington, VA 40 miles
Tysons Corner, VA 46 miles
Dulles, VA 60 miles
Richmond, VA 141 miles
Philadelphia, PA 108 miles

Other Airlines - BWI
If you're making a connection in BWI, click here for a list of other airlines.

Parking - BWI

Both long and short-term parking is available at the airport. Parking is located directly in front of the Terminal.

For more information on parking and rates, please click here.

Special Service Information - BWI

For your convenience, regular and oversized wheelchairs are available upon request. Electric carts are not available in the concourse area.

Phones with TDD/TTY service are located at all banks of public phones in the terminal. Also at Information desk B on the upper level. At the information booth on the lower level near baggage carousals.

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