Here are some transportation options for you to get to the meeting…

    1. A shuttle service to our conference hotel, the La Quinta Salisbury, will be provided from the airport and to/from the conference on the UMES campus. However, we do not guarantee shuttle service from any other hotel. Therefore, if you are planning to attend the meeting and anticipate needing to use the shuttle service, please be sure to book your room at the La Quinta as soon as you can. There’s more info on the accommodation page.
    2. Drive by private car/get a ride with someone else who is driving. The Waterbird Society will facilitate ride-sharing to reduce the carbon imprint of the meeting.
    3. Fly into Baltimore Washington International (BWI) and rent a car. Salisbury is about 2.5 hrs from BWI.
    4. Fly into the Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY), which is served by American Airlines (American Eagle). To travel by air to SBY, passengers would need to connect through Charlotte or Philadelphia. The flights are offered by AA subsidiary Piedmont Airlines operating as American Eagle on Embraer 145 jets (capacity: 50 passengers).
      • As of 16 Jan 2019, there are nine weekday flights per day from Charlotte, NC and four from Philadelphia, PA. On weekends, there are eight flights to Charlotte and four to Philadelphia.
      • As of 16 Jan 2019, the round-trip basic economy airfare from Charlotte to Salisbury is $339 and the lowest non-refundable main cabin fare is $408. The round-trip basic economy fare from Philadelphia is $318 and the non-refundable main cabin fare is $378.
    5.  Bay Runner has van service every two hours from BWI to Salisbury between 8:30 am. and 8:30 p.m.
      • The one-way fare is $71 per passenger but if a group books together, the fares are $112 for two people, $146 for three people, and $34 for each additional passenger. Waterbirds will facilitate match-ups for those who want to book as a group.
      • Each trip is served by a 14-person van so reservations are essential and some may have to wait for a later van. They do NOT have larger vehicles or enough vehicles to add extra vans for additional customers. They do not serve National Airport.
    6. Charter bus from BWI. Depending on demand, we will charter 2 or 3 buses on Wednesday, return Sunday. Some will have to wait after arrival as we will need to cluster passengers into as few buses as possible without imposing too long a wait. Students would not pay for the bus transportation but non-students would be charged $70 round-trip.