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Trip Summary

34 trains operate daily from Baltimore to Philadelphia. The train trip from Baltimore to Philadelphia is usually about one hour and 15 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Acela train can get you there in as little as 59 minutes.

Distance90 mi (144 km)
Fastest train0h 59m
Lowest price$5.46
Trains per day63
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines8

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Baltimore to Philadelphia

(Based on 42 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Jessica

October 29, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: quick. Cons: announcement clarity. Tips: n/a.

5.0

Moire

September 4, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: On time and east accessible. Cons: Luggage space for bulky cases. Tips: Bring your own refreshments.

5.0

Cheryl

September 1, 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: We didn't have to deal with traffic on a holiday weekend. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Eddie

August 27, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Awesome job Amtrak. Cons: Nothing noticable. Tips: Travel early as you can.

5.0

Uniqea

August 18, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I enjoyed how easy and quick everything was. Cons: n/a. Tips: Be a little early.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Baltimore and Philadelphia cost $64.05, on average. This price makes taking the train a budget-friendly option to get to Philadelphia. Booking your trip at least 27 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $63.56 more.

Average prices by travel date

$143$95$48MayJun

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Baltimore to Philadelphia will range from $49 to $125. If you're planning to travel by train to Philadelphia in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Baltimore you can find in the next 7 days is $49. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

$136$109$82$55$27JJASONDJFMAM
Mark your calendar for January if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Baltimore to Philadelphia. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $79. If you're planning a trip from Baltimore to Philadelphia during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $123 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$136$109$82$55$273020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Baltimore to Philadelphia, book online with Wanderu at least 27 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $63.56 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Baltimore to Philadelphia?

There are 8 train lines with service from Baltimore to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 16 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak61h 15m$81.80
Amtrak Acela91h 6m$150.26
Amtrak Carolinian11h 10m$146.32
Amtrak Crescent11h 25m$93.94
Amtrak Northeast Regional161h 19m$66.50
Amtrak Palmetto11h 18m$132.81
Amtrak Silver Service11h 14m$126.74
Amtrak Vermonter11h 14m$49.21
  • 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 Philadelphia every day, as well as 13 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $5.

  • 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, 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 1 hours and 10 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 Philadelphia take about 1 hours and 25 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $57.

  • 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 16 daily train trips from Baltimore to Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia start from $76 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 14 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 Philadelphia every day, with prices starting from $19.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Baltimore and Philadelphia is approximately 90 miles, or 144 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 59 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Philadelphia.

Trains departing from Baltimore to Philadelphia tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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. 63 of these are direct connections to Philadelphia. 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 Philadelphia 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.

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

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 Philadelphia?

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Main arrival station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Philadelphia has one train station.

Train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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