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Trip Summary

There are 16 daily trains from Boston to Baltimore. Traveling by train from Boston to Baltimore usually takes around 7 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 5 hours and 59 minutes.

Distance359 mi (578 km)
Fastest train5h 59m
Lowest price€30.32
Trains per day51
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston, MA to Baltimore, MD

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Daniela

19 October 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Such a smooth and easy ride, love taking the train.

Such a smooth and easy ride, love taking the train.

4.0

john

24 July 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Dirty bathroom. Communication varied between crews

Dirty bathroom. Communication varied between crews

5.0

Mary

6 July 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Acela

Pros: I enjoy my ride, nice and quiet --- very sweet conductors. Wasn't too thrilled with buying food cuz of cashier wasn't too friendly and didn't have what I wanted. Cons: Food should all be avians cashier needs to be more courteous. Tips: I did enjoy the ride from ...

Pros: I enjoy my ride, nice and quiet --- very sweet conductors. Wasn't too thrilled with buying food cuz of cashier wasn't too friendly and didn't have what I wanted. Cons: Food should all be avians cashier needs to be more courteous. Tips: I did enjoy the ride from Boston to Baltimore only 6 hours.

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5.0

Emma

26 June 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Easy way to get from Boston to Baltimore, cheap and a great way to travel. Cons: Electric points did not work on one side of the carriage so we had to keep helping people on that side charge their phones! Tips: WiFi doesn’t always work, but keep trying!

Pros: Easy way to get from Boston to Baltimore, cheap and a great way to travel. Cons: Electric points did not work on one side of the carriage so we had to keep helping people on that side charge their phones! Tips: WiFi doesn’t always work, but keep trying!

5.0

Marla

10 June 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Smooth ride, pleasant and comfortable interior, extremely helpful and friendly staff. Cons: Knowing the ETAs of each stop. Tips: Smaller, lighter weight luggage is more workable.

Pros: Smooth ride, pleasant and comfortable interior, extremely helpful and friendly staff. Cons: Knowing the ETAs of each stop. Tips: Smaller, lighter weight luggage is more workable.

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

In the last month, €117.55 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to Baltimore, MD. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. 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 €101.53 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€281€187€94NovDec

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Baltimore will vary between €78 and €279. 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 €96. 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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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Boston to Baltimore by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €77 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Baltimore in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €114 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

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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 Baltimore from Boston will be about €101.53 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Boston to Baltimore?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak38h 23m€216.01
Amtrak Acela56h 17m€214.31
Amtrak Northeast Regional87h 32m€134.60
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Boston to Baltimore every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €70.

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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 5 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 .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston 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 Boston to Baltimore?

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 11 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Boston to Baltimore on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passangers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Boston at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Boston to Baltimore?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 51 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to Baltimore for €21.40.

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 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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Departure stations

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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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.

Train stations in Baltimore:

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

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