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Trip Summary

You can pick from 34 daily train trips between Baltimore and Newark. The average train journey from Baltimore to Newark takes 2 hours and 24 minutes, but some Amtrak Acela train trips are as short as one hour and 54 minutes.

Distance163 mi (263 km)
Fastest train1h 54m
Lowest price$15.00
Trains per day82
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines8

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Baltimore to Newark

(Based on 28 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Angela

April 20, 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: very comfortable ride. Cons: on time trains. Tips: don’t expect to get a seat in the dining car.

5.0

Helena

February 24, 2024- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Very quick and confortable. Cons: The price.

4.0

Gilbert

February 3, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Not much. Cons: Not much. Tips: Be on time.

5.0

Destiny

September 25, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: How fast it was. Cons: The staff not being so rude and aggressive.

4.0

Andy

August 16, 2023

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: on time. Cons: intermittent smell of oil and a metalic jingling sound. Tips: possibly move further to the front of the car.

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

In the last month, $123.36 was the average price of a train ticket from Baltimore to Newark. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $120.06 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$245$164$82MayMay

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Baltimore to Newark will range from $72 to $232. If you're planning to travel by train to Newark in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Baltimore you can find in the next 7 days is $117. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

$239$191$143$95$48JJASONDJFMAM
Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Baltimore to Newark. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $145. If you're planning a trip from Baltimore to Newark during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $225 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$239$191$143$95$483020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Baltimore will be about C$120.06 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Baltimore to Newark?

There are 8 train lines with service from Baltimore to Newark. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 17 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak62h 25m$158.66
Amtrak Acela92h 3m$268.30
Amtrak Carolinian12h 22m$224.14
Amtrak Crescent12h 44m$165.51
Amtrak Northeast Regional172h 30m$137.87
Amtrak Palmetto12h 30m$152.71
Amtrak Silver Service12h 25m$217.44
Amtrak Vermonter12h 19m$162.87
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 6 Amtrak trains from Baltimore to Newark every day, as well as 16 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $15.

  • The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 9 Acela trips from Baltimore to Newark every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Baltimore and Newark, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 2 hours and 22 minutes.

  • The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Baltimore to Newark take about 2 hours and 44 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $98.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 17 daily train trips from Baltimore to Newark, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Baltimore to Newark is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Baltimore to Newark start from $131 and the average train journey lasts about 2 hours and 25 minutes.

  • The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Baltimore to Newark every day, with prices starting from $34.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Baltimore and Newark is approximately 163 miles, or 263 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 54 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Baltimore to Newark on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Baltimore at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 34 scheduled trains on most days. 82 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Baltimore.

City Information

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

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Main departure station: Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

Pennsylvania Station, commonly referred to as just Penn Station, is the main train station in Baltimore. Owned and operated by Amtrak, the station serves as a regional hub for all of the train carrier’s nine services that pass through Baltimore, including the Acela, the Northeast Regional, the Crescent, and the Palmetto. Conveniently located near Baltimore’s downtown and Inner Harbor, Penn Station is accessible from all parts of the city via several transit bus lines and two commuter rail services. The Johns Hopkins and Baltimore Collegetown shuttles also serve Penn Station, allowing students to travel easily between the train station and campus.

All train stations in Baltimore:

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Main arrival station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

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