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Cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore

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How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore?

Lowest Price£11.41
Fastest Train0h 20m
Trains Per Day62
Train Lines6
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Washington DC to Baltimore
4.8
Based on 22 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
April
5.0
19 October 2019Visiting friends
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

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 20 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.3
Value
4.1
Condition
4.7
Shirley
5.0
21 February 2020Visiting friends
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.
Eleanore
5.0
21 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very comfortable.
Cons
Longer train during the holidays to accommodate all the travelers.
Tips
None
Taylor
5.0
14 December 2019
Pros
Commute for concert
Alana
5.0
7 September 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Quick and easy
Tips
Be 10 minutes early!
Francene
5.0
6 August 2019Business
Pros
Left and arrived on time
Cons
Need a bigger board at union station to show departure gates. It took me some time to figure that out

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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington D.C. to Baltimore is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington D.C. to Baltimore was £17.88. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 6 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £1.99 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Baltimore is approximately 34.94 miles, or 56.22 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Washington DC to Baltimore?

On Tuesday trains from Washington D.C. to Baltimore are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Washington DC to Baltimore?

Typically there are 62 schedules to compare for your trip to Baltimore. On the route to Baltimore 6 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Washington D.C. to Baltimore, usually offering 36.783 trips per day. 62 train trips per day are direct connections to Baltimore, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore, which start at £0.81.

Here are the 6 train lines that operate from Washington D.C. to Baltimore

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from £11.41, and on average cost £23.33. Daily there are 3.6 Amtrak schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak in Washington D.C. 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 33 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 3.444444 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £21.50 for a one-way train ticket to Baltimore.

Avg. Time
0h 33m
Avg. Price
£23.33

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from £35.05, and on average cost £38.05. Daily there are 18.916667 Amtrak Acela schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Acela in Washington D.C. 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 Acela takes 0 hours and 30 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 12.222222 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £36.99 for a one-way train ticket to Baltimore.

Avg. Time
0h 30m
Avg. Price
£38.05

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from £12.23, and on average cost £13.16. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Carolinian in Washington D.C. 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 £13.74 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
0h 32m
Avg. Price
£13.16

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from £11.41, and on average cost £12.37. Daily there are 36.783333 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington D.C. 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 Northeast Regional takes 0 hours and 36 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 29.666667 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £12.25 for a one-way train ticket to Baltimore.

Avg. Time
0h 36m
Avg. Price
£12.37

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from £11.41, and on average cost £12.21. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Palmetto in Washington D.C. 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 £13.13 for a one-way train ticket to Baltimore.

Avg. Time
0h 34m
Avg. Price
£12.21

Amtrak Vermonter

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore start from £11.41, and on average cost £12.01. Daily there are 2.3 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Vermonter in Washington D.C. 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 Vermonter takes 0 hours and 35 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 1.888889 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £12.86 for a one-way train ticket to Baltimore.

Avg. Time
0h 35m
Avg. Price
£12.01

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington D.C. on their way to Baltimore:
  • Union Station
There are 2 different stations where trains from Washington D.C. arrive in Baltimore. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Baltimore:
  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St
  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

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