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Trip Summary

There are 25 daily trains from Baltimore to Newark. Traveling by train from Baltimore to Newark usually takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in one hour and 54 minutes.

Distance163 mi (263 km)
Fastest train1h 54m
Lowest price€22.41
Trains per day66
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines7

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Baltimore, MD to Newark, NJ

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Edward C

21 October 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Left on time and arrived on time. Cons: Lights at the annex in BWI while searching for the station. Tips: None at all.

Pros: Left on time and arrived on time. Cons: Lights at the annex in BWI while searching for the station. Tips: None at all.

5.0

Brenda

30 July 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The opportunity to relax while traveling. Everything was on time. The schedules were understandable. We had to change the departure city for the return trip and it was doable. It was easy to cancel and rebook. Tips: Double-check your plans before you commit.

Pros: The opportunity to relax while traveling. Everything was on time. The schedules were understandable. We had to change the departure city for the return trip and it was doable. It was easy to cancel and rebook. Tips: Double-check your plans before you commit.

5.0

Tracey

21 February 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Quiet

Quiet

5.0

Irene

15 August 2020- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The room and quietness. Cons: Fix speaker a little. Tips: Get comfy!

Pros: The room and quietness. Cons: Fix speaker a little. Tips: Get comfy!

5.0

Leonor

12 August 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Staff nice, space clean and comfy. Possibility to charge the phone. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Staff nice, space clean and comfy. Possibility to charge the phone. Cons: Nothing.

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

In the last month, €58.49 was the average price of a train ticket from Baltimore, MD to Newark, NJ. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €74.84 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€103€69€34OctNov

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Baltimore to Newark will vary between €41 and €99. Planning a train trip to Newark within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Baltimore over the next 7 days is €45. 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 Newark 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 €52 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Baltimore to Newark in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €83 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

€129€103€78€52€263020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 23 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Baltimore will be about €74.84 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Baltimore to Newark?

There are 7 train lines with service from Baltimore, Maryland to Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 15 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 22m€107.27
Amtrak Acela72h 13m€136.46
Amtrak Carolinian12h 24m€95.16
Amtrak Crescent12h 46m€99.75
Amtrak Northeast Regional152h 36m€70.53
Amtrak Palmetto12h 29m€81.89
Amtrak Vermonter12h 27m€84.36
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Baltimore to Newark every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €95.

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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 Newark 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 Newark, 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 24 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 Newark take about 2 hours and 46 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €53.

  • 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 15 daily train trips from Baltimore to Newark, 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 Newark 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 Newark every day, with prices starting from €22.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Baltimore and Newark is approximately 163 miles, or 263 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 54 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Baltimore to Newark are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 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 Newark?

There are 25 scheduled trains on most days. 66 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Baltimore. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Baltimore to Newark for €21.55.

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.

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

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Departure 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:

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Arrival stations

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

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