Cheap train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC

switcheroo

Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC?

Lowest Price£10.68
Fastest0h 21m
Daily Schedules66
train companies9
Lowest prices
We partner with 100s of coach, train & ferry operators to find you the best fares.
No wanderu fees
We simply offer you the lowest prices directly from the carrier.
Best travel options
We offer the safest & most reliable options on millions of routes.

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Baltimore to Washington DC
4.7
Based on 15 reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 64 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.6
Value
4.2
Condition
4.6
Anne
4.0
14 October 2019Visiting family
Pros
All staff super nice and helpful. It was my first Amtrak experience , I’m now a fan
Cons
Just did
Jacqueline Pineda
5.0
11 October 2019Visiting friends
Pros
For the price, it was very nice.
Cons
Nothing on Waderu’s part really
Kristina
5.0
5 October 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was smooth and relaxing
Jasmaine
5.0
28 September 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I liked going to a new city for cheap, and on a timely manner.
Cons
I think everything went well.
Tips
Bring snacks or something. Never get on the road hungry because the bus driver can't make any stops obviously.
Briana
4.0
18 September 2019Vacation
Pros
The trip was fast and seamless once on the train, the shuttle to the station was good and staff were friendly
Cons
The instructions for first time Amtrack travellers was lacking, there were no instructions on which direction the Amtrack was going at the station (BWI) and there was no one around to help us. The station was under construction but there were very few signs to help peop...More

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Palmetto report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
3.5
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Kimberly
5.0
22 September 2019Vacation
Pros
Train was comfortable, clean, quiet and quick.
Tips
Check Marc train for price as we found out after the fact that it was half the price of Amtrak.
Agnes
4.0
8 July 2019Business
Pros
On time and efficient staff, especially the Lady at check-in (ticket )
Cons
Could lower the price just a bit
Tips
Worth using, spacious and comfortable, especially if traveling far

What are the different trains that go from Baltimore to Washington DC?

There are 8 different train lines that go from Baltimore to Washington DC.

  • Amtrak Acela offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. The tickets cost about $49.44, and the trip typically takes 35 minutes.
  • Amtrak Carolinian offers one trip per day. The tickets cost about $20.74, and the trip typically takes 39 minutes.
  • Amtrak Cardinal has one trip per day from Baltimore to DC. Tickets average $22.25, and the trip takes about 41 minutes.
  • Amtrak Crescent offers one trip to Washington per day. Tickets cost an average of $27.32, and the trip takes about 48 minutes.
  • Amtrak Northeast Regional has 35 trips per day from Baltimore to Washington DC. Tickets for this train average $19.09, and take around 41 minutes.
  • Amtrak Palmetto has two trains per day to DC. Train tickets average $20.05, and the trip takes about 36 minutes.
  • Amtrak Silver Service offers two trips per day to Washington. Silver Service trains average $27.51 per ticket, and the trip takes around 39 minutes.
  • Amtrak Vermonter has one trip per day on this route. Tickets run about $21.46, and the trip takes an average of 40 minutes.

Is it possible to have a day trip from Baltimore to DC?

Washington DC makes for an excellent day-trip from Baltimore. The duration of this ride is about 35 to 48 minutes, depending on the train you choose, leaving plenty of time for a full day of activities in the nation’s capital. With 48 trips scheduled daily, trains are coming and going all the time, making this route incredibly convenient.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Baltimore to Washington D.C. 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 Baltimore to Washington D.C. was £19.05. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £5.86 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 Baltimore to Washington DC?

The distance between Baltimore and Washington DC is approximately 34.94 miles, or 56.22 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is and 21 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 Baltimore to Washington DC?

On Saturday trains from Baltimore to Washington D.C. 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.

Amtrak Northeast Regional has the greatest number of connections between Baltimore to Washington DC

Typically there are 66 schedules to compare for your trip to Washington D.C.. On the route to Washington D.C. 9 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Baltimore to Washington D.C., usually offering 34 trips per day. 66 train trips per day are direct connections to Washington D.C., 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 Baltimore to Washington DC, which start at £0.76.

Here are the 9 train companies that operate from Baltimore to Washington D.C.

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC start from £10.68, and on average cost £34.64. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak in Baltimore leaves from Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St and one other station. And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Baltimore to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 0 hours and 39 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 21 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 19 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £40.42 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
0h 39m
Avg. Price
£34.64

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC start from £32.79, and on average cost £38.20. Daily there are 22 Amtrak Acela schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Acela in Baltimore leaves from Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St and one other station. And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Baltimore to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 0 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 21 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 13 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £37.35 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Meal
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Drink
Avg. Time
0h 33m
Avg. Price
£38.20

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC start from £11.44, and on average cost £17.14. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Carolinian in Baltimore leaves from Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Baltimore to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 0 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 21 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost £19.24 for a one-way weekend reservation from Baltimore.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
0h 41m
Avg. Price
£17.14

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC start from £11.44, and on average cost £19.02. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Cardinal in Baltimore leaves from Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Baltimore to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 0 hours and 41 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 21 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost £23.62 for a one-way weekend reservation from Baltimore.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
0h 41m
Avg. Price
£19.02

Amtrak Crescent

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC start from £11.44, and on average cost £22.79. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Crescent in Baltimore leaves from Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Baltimore to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 0 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Crescent offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 21 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost £25.31 for a one-way weekend reservation from Baltimore.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
0h 49m
Avg. Price
£22.79

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC start from £10.68, and on average cost £12.87. Daily there are 34 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Baltimore leaves from Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St and one other station. And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Baltimore to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 0 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 21 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 31 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £14.83 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
0h 40m
Avg. Price
£12.87

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC start from £10.68, and on average cost £15.51. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Palmetto in Baltimore leaves from Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI) and one other station. And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Baltimore to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 0 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 21 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Palmetto offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £17.29 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
0h 37m
Avg. Price
£15.51

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC start from £11.44, and on average cost £23.98. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Silver Service in Baltimore leaves from Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Baltimore to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 0 hours and 39 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 21 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £24.95 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
0h 39m
Avg. Price
£23.98

Amtrak Vermonter

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC start from £10.68, and on average cost £13.02. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Vermonter in Baltimore leaves from Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St and one other station. And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Baltimore to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Vermonter takes 0 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Vermonter offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 21 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Vermonter offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £14.47 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
0h 40m
Avg. Price
£13.02

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Washington D.C. that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Baltimore are:
  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St
  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)
There is one train station where trains arrive in Washington D.C. from Baltimore. These are the busiest arriving stations in Washington D.C.:
  • Union Station