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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Baltimore to Washington DC?

Lowest Price€5.99
Fastest Train0h 21m
Trains Per Day37
Train Lines9

Baltimore to Washington DC Route Map

Baltimore Washington

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Is it safe to travel by train from Baltimore to Washington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, €13.96 was the average price of a train ticket from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €6.77 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Baltimore and Washington DC is approximately 35 miles, or 56 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 21 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Washington DC.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Baltimore to Washington DC are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Baltimore at 00:00 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.

Is there a direct train from Baltimore to Washington DC?

There are 37 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Baltimore to Washington DC.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Baltimore. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Baltimore to Washington DC for €6.85.

Which train should you take from Baltimore to Washington DC?

There are 9 train lines with service from Baltimore, Maryland to Washington, District of Columbia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 20 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak20h 36m€11.65
Amtrak Acela100h 32m€34.18
Amtrak Cardinal10h 40m€13.39
Amtrak Carolinian10h 41m€13.45
Amtrak Crescent10h 48m€14.03
Amtrak Northeast Regional200h 39m€9.70
Amtrak Palmetto20h 36m€12.69
Amtrak Silver Service10h 39m€12.45
Amtrak Vermonter20h 38m€10.18

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

There are two stations in Baltimore where you can board the train to Washington DC:

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St
  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC
Based on 20 ratings and reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
28 August 2020Visiting friends
It made my trip more affordable and far less stressful than driving.
14 October 2019Visiting family
All staff super nice and helpful. It was my first Amtrak experience , I’m now a fan
Just did
Jacqueline Pineda
11 October 2019Visiting friends
For the price, it was very nice.
Nothing on Waderu’s part really
5 October 2019Solo travel
It was smooth and relaxing
28 September 2019Visiting friends
I liked going to a new city for cheap, and on a timely manner.
I think everything went well.
Bring snacks or something. Never get on the road hungry because the bus driver can't make any stops obviously.

Based on 2 reviews
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)
22 September 2019Vacation
Train was comfortable, clean, quiet and quick.
Check Marc train for price as we found out after the fact that it was half the price of Amtrak.
8 July 2019Business
On time and efficient staff, especially the Lady at check-in (ticket )
Could lower the price just a bit
Worth using, spacious and comfortable, especially if traveling far

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