Towson is an unincorporated city in Central Maryland. It is located directly north of Baltimore City and is the county seat of Baltimore County.

Get in

By car

Just north of the City of Baltimore, Towson is easy to reach by car.

Towson is inside the Baltimore Beltway, I-695, and the principal exits for the city are at exit 25 for Charles St, and 27A for York Rd.

Coming up from the city, the main freeway is the I-83 Jones Falls Expy, which connects to the Beltway. (Alternatively, you can get off at exit 10A and take the Northern Pkwy to Charles St or York Rd, then turn left to get into Towson. Alternatively, it is perfectly practical to just take Charles St or York Rd up through North Baltimore.

By bus

MTA operates several bus routes in the Towson area:

By light rail

Towson is served by the Lutherville Station on the Baltimore Light Rail, from which you can catch Bus #8 to head down York Rd.

Get around

Towson sprawls. Accordingly, it's best to travel by car, although it is possible to get around the major commercial corridors (meaning mostly just York Rd) and Towson University by riding bus #8, or by walking.



Towson Town Center: this offers a great variety of stores to accommodate all price ranges. There is also a substantial food course and restaurant section which attracts tourists.


York Road hosts a variety of second hand stores which may be of interest to tourists interested in vintage items


Thai One On-San Sushi, 10 West Pennsylvania Ave., +1 410 825-0907. A Thai restaurant that does sushi.

Kathmandu Kitchen, 22 W Allegheny Ave, +1 410 847-9595. Nepalese and Indian food. Lunch buffet and large menu. Very good food and quick service. BYOB or wine -- no corkage!


Most of the bars are located on York Rd just south of the traffic circle. All of them are within walking distance of each other and it is common for locals to spend the night bar hopping in this area. The crowd in each bar varies depending on the season and the night. During the school year the bars are filled with Towson University students.


Go next

Routes through Towson

Harrisburg Cockeysville  N  S  Baltimore END
Woodlawn Pikesville  W  E  Jct S NEssex Dundalk

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