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Trip Summary

There are 21 daily trains from Philadelphia to Baltimore. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Baltimore usually takes around one hour and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in one hour and one minute.

Distance90 mi (144 km)
Fastest train1h 1m
Lowest price$19.47
Trains per day38
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines9

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

July 14, 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional
The train was quiet, clean and cool , a nice respite from the heat outside. The attendant was there if needed but otherwise kept to themself. The train was quiet, clean and cool , a nice respite from the heat outside. The attendant was there if needed but otherwise kept to themself.

5.0

Tryae

June 18, 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak Silver Service
Pros: It was nice and spaced more than 6 feet apart and quiet and peaceful overall love Amtrak. Cons: Nothing more bathrooms that's all. Tips: Continue to cover your mouth wash your hands and stay more than 6 feet apart. Pros: It was nice and spaced more than 6 feet apart and quiet and peaceful overall love Amtrak. Cons: Nothing more bathrooms that's all. Tips: Continue to cover your mouth wash your hands and stay more than 6 feet apart.

5.0

Darlene

February 29, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Pros: I found that Amtrak is very comfortable and convenient for me. Cons: All of your services are fine. Tips: Maintain your respect for the employees and all will be alright. Pros: I found that Amtrak is very comfortable and convenient for me. Cons: All of your services are fine. Tips: Maintain your respect for the employees and all will be alright.

5.0

Nicholas

February 20, 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Pros: Great service. Cons: The email from amtrack took forever. Pros: Great service. Cons: The email from amtrack took forever.

5.0

Dick

November 6, 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Pros: Ontime efficient. Cons: Nada. Tips: Book early. Pros: Ontime efficient. Cons: Nada. Tips: Book early.

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

In the last month, C$48.35 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$54.93 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$91$61$30MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore will vary between C$41 and C$83. Planning a train trip to Baltimore within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Philadelphia over the next 7 days is C$45. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$91$73$55$37$18JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$49 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Baltimore in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$85 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$122$97$73$49$243020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Baltimore from Philadelphia will be about C$54.93 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

There are 9 train lines with service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Baltimore, Maryland. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 11m$40.36
Amtrak Acela61h 10m$96.31
Amtrak Cardinal11h 13m$58.43
Amtrak Carolinian11h 6m$76.45
Amtrak Crescent11h 11m$70.50
Amtrak Northeast Regional111h 18m$49.71
Amtrak Palmetto11h 11m$69.75
Amtrak Silver Service11h 15m$57.09
Amtrak Vermonter11h 17m$59.81
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 1 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $19.

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  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    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 6 Acela trips from Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

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  • Amtrak Cardinal

    Amtrak Cardinal

    The Amtrak Cardinal is a long distance passenger rail service from New York to Chicago, connecting a total of 31 cities. As one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the Cardinal is a popular train line connecting the Northeast to the Southeast, and offers top-notch comfort thanks to its seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available for purchase in the Cardinal Café. There are usually 1 Cardinal trips from Philadelphia to Baltimore per day, with an average trip length of 1 hours and 13 minutes.

  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    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 Philadelphia and Baltimore, 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 6 minutes.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    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 Philadelphia to Baltimore take about 1 hours and 11 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $19.

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  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    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 11 daily train trips from Philadelphia to Baltimore, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

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  • Amtrak Palmetto

    Amtrak Palmetto

    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 Philadelphia to Baltimore 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.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    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 Philadelphia to Baltimore start from $19 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 15 minutes.

  • Amtrak Vermonter

    Amtrak Vermonter

    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 Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, with prices starting from $19.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia 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.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

The distance between Philadelphia and Baltimore is approximately 90 miles, or 144 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 1 minute. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Philadelphia to Baltimore are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Baltimore?

There are 21 scheduled trains on most days. 38 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 Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Baltimore for $9.73.

City Information

Philadelphia

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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. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up 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.

Baltimore

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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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Philadelphia:

Other train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

baltimore penn station

Arrival stations

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.

Other train stations in Baltimore:

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

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