The proximity of multiple light rail stations to campus makes it one of the most popular methods of public transit at MICA.

Light Rail Stations Closest to MICA

The light rail can be a convenient way to visit downtown, go to an Orioles or Ravens game, or run errands in Baltimore County.

Mount Royal/University of Baltimore, located on Mount Royal Avenue across from the MICA store

Cultural Center, across the street from Mount Royal Station's southern end at Howard and Preston Streets

North Avenue, across the street from Gateway

All light rail stations are equipped with fare boxes. These fare boxes accept cash only and distribute single ride, round trip, and weekly passes. Around the end and beginning of the month, the fare boxes also sell monthly passes.

MTA Pass Pricing

Single trip: $1.60

Round trip: $3.20

Day Pass (unlimited rides on bus, light rail, and metro subway): $3.50

Weekly Pass: $16.50

Monthly Pass: $64.00

Light Rail Stations of Interest to Students

South of Campus

Lexington Market

The surrounding area includes a multitude of shops, a Bank of America, Planned Parenthood, and of course Lexington Market itself.

Convention Center

This is the closest stop to the Inner Harbor and is located next to the Baltimore Convention Center and Orioles Stadium.

Hamburg Street

If you'd like to go to a Ravens game, this is the stop for M&T Bank Stadium.

Baltimore Washington International Airport

The airport is located on the southern tip of the light rail line; however, not all trains go to the airport. Trains that do go to the airport will be labeled with the airport name.

North of Campus

Mount Washington

This stop is next door to local ceramic arts non-profit Baltimore Clayworks, and the surrounding neighborhood includes shops, cafes, and a salon. A brief walk on a pedestrian bridge under Interstate 83 will take you to Whole Foods.


This stop is adjacent to a Borders, Old Navy, Michaels, Kohls, and Giant grocery store. A short walk down nearby York Road will take you to Best Buy and PetSmart.

Hunt Valley

Located on the northern tip of the light rail line, Hunt Valley includes a Regal theater, Caribou Coffee, Noodles & Company, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Wegmans grocery store, and much more.