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Trip Summary

There are 33 daily trains from Baltimore to New York. Traveling by train from Baltimore to New York usually takes around 2 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 2 hours and 14 minutes.

Distance169 mi (273 km)
Fastest train2h 14m
Lowest price£9.52
Trains per day58
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines8

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Baltimore to New York

(Based on 95 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Kim

4 January 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Train was right on time and not crowded. Cons: During this time mask reinforced. Tips: When you're sitting close to someone wear a mask!!

5.0

Sally

3 December 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Easy to do a day trip. Cons: Better way to get seats together on train coach class. Tips: Get on train wuickly for seats.

4.0

David

14 October 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Easy for travel. Cons: On time. Tips: None.

5.0

Kim

7 September 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Being a solo traveler I really felt safe. Cons: The boarding process was a little confusing. Tips: No.

4.0

Mark

31 July 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The whole trip was very pleasant and enjoyable. Cons: In light of the delay on the train from BWI to NY, I was very late for the event I attended.

Baltimore to New York Route Map

Baltimore New York

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

In the last month, £61.73 was the average price of a train ticket from Baltimore to New York. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £62.59 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£131£87£44FebMar

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Baltimore to New York will vary between £45 and £122. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Baltimore over the next 7 days is £59. 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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Ticket prices for the train from Baltimore to New York often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in August when the average ticket price is only £90,

If you're thinking of traveling from Baltimore to New York during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of £116 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Baltimore will be about £62.59 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Baltimore to New York?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak53h 11m£86.65
Amtrak Acela82h 22m£138.03
Amtrak Carolinian12h 45m£90.19
Amtrak Crescent13h 7m£112.56
Amtrak Northeast Regional162h 51m£67.47
Amtrak Palmetto12h 49m£61.38
Amtrak Silver Service12h 44m£110.79
Amtrak Vermonter12h 38m£86.14
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Baltimore to New York every day, as well as 13 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £10.

  • 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 8 Acela trips from Baltimore to New York 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 New York, 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 2 hours and 45 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 New York take about 3 hours and 7 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from £67.

  • 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 New York, 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 New York 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 New York start from £83 and the average train journey lasts about 2 hours and 44 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 New York every day, with prices starting from £18.

Frequently Asked Questions

Trains in Baltimore depart from Penn Station on 1500 North Charles Street. Baltimore’s Penn Station opened in 1911 and was designed by a New York architect Kenneth Mackenzie Murchison in the Beaux-Arts style. Today, the station remains the main ground transportation hub in Baltimore, with 8 sets of tracks that provide routes across the entire U.S.
In New York, Amtrak trains arrive at Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. Construction on NYC’s Penn Station started in 1905 and was completed in 1910. This train station — just like the one in Baltimore — was built in the Beaux-Arts architectural style, though this one was designed by William Rutherford Mead. Within the train station, there are restaurants and shops to kill time until your next train departs. Much of Penn Station is located directly beneath Madison Square Garden.

Because there are many daily routes and the travel time is relatively short, Baltimore to New York can be a very doable day-trip. However, once you look at the price of a train ticket, it may not be as ideal. Train tickets from Baltimore to New York cost an average of about $102.

For the purposes of a day-trip, a better alternative may be to take the bus. The travel time is about 3 hours 30 minutes, and tickets average just $23.

The distance between Baltimore and New York is approximately 169 miles, or 273 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 14 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Trains from Baltimore to New York 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.

The earliest train departs Baltimore at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 33 scheduled trains on most days. 58 of these are direct connections to New York. 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 New York 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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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