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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore?

Lowest Price$8.83
Fastest Train0h 20m
Trains Per Day17
Train Lines7

Washington DC to Baltimore Route Map

Washington Baltimore

Frequently Asked Questions

What train lines go to Baltimore from DC?

Six Amtrak lines offer a route to Baltimore from DC. Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most daily routes at 34, with an average duration of 35 minutes. Tickets on the Northeast Regional average about $17. Amtrak Acela offers the second most daily routes at 19, with an average duration of 28 minutes. Tickets on the Amtrak Acela average close to $50.

Other train lines that pass from Washington to Baltimore include the Amtrak Palmetto and Amtrak Vermonter (each with 2 daily routes) and the Amtrak Carolinian, which travels between the two cities just once per day.

What is the busiest time to travel from DC to Baltimore?

By train, the busiest day to travel from DC to Baltimore is on Wednesday. That’s because many business travelers take Amtrak between Baltimore and Washington during the week. Trains tend to be the least crowded on Sundays, which means you may be able to get a better price on tickets.

Is there public transportation from Washington to Baltimore?

The Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train runs commuter services between DC and Baltimore. While the MARC if often cheaper than Amtrak, it can often be more crowded, and you may be stuck without an actual seat for the duration of the ride. Amtrak trains are more comfortable, and can often be faster. The Amtrak Acela gets from DC to Baltimore in about a half hour, whereas the MARC typically takes closer to 45 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Baltimore during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

What is the price of a train ticket from Washington DC to Baltimore?

In the last month, $16.92 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.62 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Washington DC to Baltimore?

The distance between Washington DC and Baltimore is approximately 35 miles, or 56 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Baltimore.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Washington DC to Baltimore are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Washington DC at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Washington DC to Baltimore?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. 33 of these are direct connections to Baltimore. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Baltimore to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Baltimore for $11.36.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Baltimore?

There are 7 train lines with service from Washington, District of Columbia to Baltimore, Maryland. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 32m$17.88
Amtrak Acela40h 27m$41.00
Amtrak Carolinian10h 32m$15.77
Amtrak Northeast Regional100h 34m$10.85
Amtrak Palmetto10h 34m$12.57
Amtrak Silver Service10h 37m$9.46
Amtrak Vermonter10h 33m$10.78

Amtrak train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from $9, and on average cost $18. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Baltimore trains arrive at Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St and one other train station. From Washington DC to Baltimore train travel on Amtrak takes 0 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Baltimore faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 20 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $28 for a one-way train ticket to Baltimore.

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from $38, and on average cost $41. Daily there are 4 Amtrak Acela schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Acela in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Baltimore trains arrive at Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI) and one other train station. From Washington DC to Baltimore train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 0 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Baltimore faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 20 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $41 for a one-way train ticket to Baltimore.

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from $9, and on average cost $16. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Carolinian in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Baltimore trains arrive at Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St, From Washington DC to Baltimore train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 0 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Baltimore faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Baltimore on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $18 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from $9, and on average cost $11. Daily there are 10 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Baltimore trains arrive at Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI) and one other train station. From Washington DC to Baltimore train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 0 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Baltimore faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 20 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $11 for a one-way train ticket to Baltimore.

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from $9, and on average cost $13. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Palmetto in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Baltimore trains arrive at Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI) and one other train station. From Washington DC to Baltimore train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 0 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Baltimore faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 20 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Palmetto offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $14 for a one-way train ticket to Baltimore.

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from $9, and on average cost $9. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Silver Service in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Baltimore trains arrive at Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St, From Washington DC to Baltimore train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 0 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Baltimore faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 20 minutes.

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from $9, and on average cost $11. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Vermonter in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Baltimore trains arrive at Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St and one other train station. From Washington DC to Baltimore train travel on Amtrak Vermonter takes 0 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Baltimore faster, Amtrak Vermonter offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 20 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Vermonter offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $11 for a one-way train ticket to Baltimore.

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

Baltimore receives travelers from Washington DC at its two active train stations:

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St
  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Baltimore

Average prices by travel date

$38$25$13FebMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$32$25$19$13$63020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD

(Based on 22 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Shirley

February 21, 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The best thing I liked about my trip was the following: 1. It was convenience as opposed to other booking websites 2. I saved money as opposed to traveling by car. 3. My train ride was comfortable and relaxing. Cons: I am not a frequent traveler by train, so I m... Pros: The best thing I liked about my trip was the following: 1. It was convenience as opposed to other booking websites 2. I saved money as opposed to traveling by car. 3. My train ride was comfortable and relaxing. Cons: I am not a frequent traveler by train, so I must say using the train as a means of transportation is very nice, especially where I had to travel too. One thing I would like to say about the travel is the announcer needs to speak loud and clear instead of soft and sexy. Tips: I would like to say using this website was amazing and I would recommend this site to anyone who would like to save money and enjoy a relaxing ride.More

5.0

Eleanore

December 21, 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: Longer train during the holidays to accommodate all the travelers. Tips: None. Pros: Very comfortable. Cons: Longer train during the holidays to accommodate all the travelers. Tips: None.

5.0

Taylor

December 14, 2019 -

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Commute for concert Commute for concert

5.0

April

October 19, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Lots of space, quiet cars, charging ports, comfy seats, WiFi on board. Cons: 1 ticket was well priced but the second ticket was over priced. Pros: Lots of space, quiet cars, charging ports, comfy seats, WiFi on board. Cons: 1 ticket was well priced but the second ticket was over priced.

5.0

Alana

September 7, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Quick and easy. Tips: Be 10 minutes early! Pros: Quick and easy. Tips: Be 10 minutes early!

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