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Trip Summary

There are 36 daily trains from Baltimore to Wilmington. Traveling by train from Baltimore to Wilmington usually takes around one hour and 55 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 40 minutes.

Distance65 mi (105 km)
Fastest train0h 40m
Lowest price€13.25
Trains per day44
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines7

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Baltimore to Wilmington

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Kyara

13 April 2022- Regular commuter

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The peacefulness and quick. Cons: N/A. Tips: Just relax and have headphones.

Pros: The peacefulness and quick. Cons: N/A. Tips: Just relax and have headphones.

5.0

Pattie

14 August 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

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

In the last month, €60.48 was the average price of a train ticket from Baltimore to Wilmington. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €2.44 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€85€57€28JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Baltimore to Wilmington will vary between €58 and €79. Planning a train trip to Wilmington within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Baltimore over the next 7 days is €64. 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 Baltimore to Wilmington by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Baltimore to Wilmington in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €58 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

€95€76€57€38€193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Wilmington from Baltimore will be about €2.44 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Baltimore to Wilmington?

There are 7 train lines with service from Baltimore to Wilmington. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak143h 32m€108.57
Amtrak Acela70h 50m€71.91
Amtrak Carolinian10h 46m€58.41
Amtrak Crescent10h 55m€205.56
Amtrak Northeast Regional130h 59m€31.65
Amtrak Palmetto10h 53m€68.65
Amtrak Vermonter10h 58m€33.58
  • 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 14 Amtrak trains from Baltimore to Wilmington every day, as well as 39 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €13.

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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 7 Acela trips from Baltimore to Wilmington 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 Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    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 Wilmington, 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 0 hours and 46 minutes.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    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 Wilmington take about 0 hours and 55 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €69.

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

  • Amtrak Palmetto

    Amtrak Palmetto

    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 Wilmington 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.

  • Amtrak Vermonter

    Amtrak Vermonter

    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 Wilmington every day, with prices starting from €13.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Baltimore to Wilmington 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Baltimore to Wilmington?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Baltimore to Wilmington. 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.

How long is the train journey from Baltimore to Wilmington?

The distance between Baltimore and Wilmington is approximately 65 miles, or 105 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 40 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Wilmington.

When are trains the most crowded?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Baltimore to Wilmington. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

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.

Is there a direct train from Baltimore to Wilmington?

There are 36 scheduled trains on most days. 44 of these are direct connections to Wilmington. 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 Wilmington 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.

Wilmington

Wilmington is a major city in Delaware, established at the site of the first Swedish settlement in North America. The charming city, at the confluence of the Brandywine River and Christina River, offers easy connections to the lush countryside of Brandywine Valley. Thanks to the venerable du Pont family, who established the DuPont Company in Wilmington in 1802, the city is filled with grand estates and magnificent gardens for visitors to enjoy. The Hagley Museum & Library is the ultimate example. The expansive complex includes the first home of the du Pont family, powder yards from the company's initial gunpowder mill, and a Renaissance-style garden complete with terraces.

To dive deeper into the city's history, check out the Fort Christina State Park, the site of Wilmington's original Swedish settlement over 400 years ago. Other popular attractions include the Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Zoo.

Wilmington is easy to access from most of the mid-Atlantic region and is located between Philadelphia and Washington. In 2011, the city's Amtrak train station was renamed the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station in honor of rail enthusiast Joe Biden, who often commuted via Amtrak from Wilmington to Washington during his time as a Senator. Buses from Wilmington also connect to cities like New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Since the regional Wilmington Airport does not offer civilian flights, travelers can easily take a bus to the airport in Philadelphia for any air travel out of the area.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

Baltimore, MD - Penn Station - BALAMT-0

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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)

  • 1341 Hughes Ford Rd

  • Frederick Transit Center-MARC Station

  • Easton Airport - Main Terminal

  • 3206 Main St

  • Transit Ctr - 12848 Ocean Gtwy

  • 11011 Manklin Creek Rd

  • 547E Riverside Dr

  • Washington County Transit Transfer Ctr

  • 100 Heron Blvd

  • Hancock Truck Plaza

  • 201 East Harrison St

  • 12401 Willowbrook Rd SE

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