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Trip Summary

You can pick from 17 daily train trips between Boston and Baltimore. The average train journey from Boston to Baltimore takes 7 hours and 14 minutes, but some Amtrak Acela train trips are as short as 5 hours and 59 minutes.

Distance359 mi (578 km)
Fastest train5h 59m
Lowest price£31.75
Trains per day68
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston to Baltimore

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Marla

21 June 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The comfort of the ride and the helpfulness of the staff. Cons: Management of larger luggage for older riders. Tips: The Quiet Car is very pleasant.

5.0

Ramanatou

29 December 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: On time. Cons: Prices.

4.0

Mary

28 December 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

You could tell your generation z employee not to be so rude. It was my first time on the train. I sat down in a car and saw the sign that said business seating. I didn't know if it just applied to the 1 side of the car. When i asked the worker if the car was for business, he said "That's what the sign says" in an irritated way, and when I asked him how to get to the next car, he hardly wanted to answer my question-again irritated.

5.0

Scott

23 September 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Being able to get up and walk around plus the food cafe. Cons: More hot food choices. Try the. Tips: Try the train it's a nice way to travel and see the country.

5.0

James

13 August 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Low stress. Just chill the whole time. No Bossy “do as I say not as I do” typical higher moral authority attitude you get during travel. Cons: USB connectors at the seat outlet. I forgot my power. Cord adaptor but had a USB cord. Tips: Bring all possible charging cords. Cash for the cafe car. Print out all the stops along the way some times you can’t hear the conductor announcement of “Next Stop……..XYZ.”.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Boston and Baltimore cost £125.63, on average. Since this route covers a considerable distance, tickets are typically a bit pricier than most train fares. Booking your trip at least 29 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around £87.96 more.

Average prices by travel date

£250£167£83MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Baltimore will vary between £83 and £244. Planning a train trip to Baltimore within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Boston over the next 7 days is £110. 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

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Boston to Baltimore, with the average price at just £121. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to £187. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

£218£175£131£87£443020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Boston to Baltimore, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save £87.96 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to Baltimore?

There are 3 train lines with service from Boston to Baltimore. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 26m£147.89
Amtrak Acela76h 19m£209.12
Amtrak Northeast Regional87h 44m£131.45
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Boston to Baltimore every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £32.

  • 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 7 Acela trips from Boston 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 .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Boston to Baltimore. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Boston and Baltimore is approximately 359 miles, or 578 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 59 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Boston to Baltimore on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday 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 Boston at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 17 scheduled trains on most days. 68 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 Boston.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston, MA - South Station - BOSSST-0

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Main departure station: South Station

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

All train stations in Boston:

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

Baltimore, MD - Penn Station - BALAMT-0

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Main arrival 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.

Train stations in Baltimore:

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

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