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Trip Summary

There are 35 daily trains from Baltimore to New York. Traveling by train from Baltimore to New York usually takes around 2 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 2 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance169 mi (273 km)
Fastest train2h 12m
Lowest price€27.49
Trains per day55
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines6

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Baltimore to New York

(Based on 50 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Keral

6 July 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Just about everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

Pros: Just about everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

5.0

Henry W

30 June 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Smooth, carefree ride with fabulous seats! Cons: Telling the stops in reference to the airport! Tips: Check your stops!

Pros: Smooth, carefree ride with fabulous seats! Cons: Telling the stops in reference to the airport! Tips: Check your stops!

5.0

Denice

20 June 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The cost. Tips: Wasn't aware no assigned seating. Wasn't seated near my sister.

Pros: The cost. Tips: Wasn't aware no assigned seating. Wasn't seated near my sister.

5.0

Latisha

23 May 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Being with my family. Cons: As far as I’m concerned…. Only more $35 tickets to and from New York and Baltimore.

Pros: Being with my family. Cons: As far as I’m concerned…. Only more $35 tickets to and from New York and Baltimore.

5.0

Teresa

12 May 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: on time. Cons: help getting suitcase in upper bin.

Pros: on time. Cons: help getting suitcase in upper bin.

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, €85.13 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €88.87 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€133€88€44AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Baltimore to New York will vary between €68 and €126. 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 €79. 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 New York 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 €80 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Baltimore to New York in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €131 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

€196€157€118€79€393020100

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 New York from Baltimore will be about €88.87 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 6 train lines with service from Baltimore to New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 15 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak113h 13m€161.54
Amtrak Acela72h 21m€185.14
Amtrak Carolinian12h 44m€136.27
Amtrak Northeast Regional152h 48m€95.97
Amtrak Palmetto12h 47m€102.44
Amtrak Vermonter12h 36m€110.39
  • 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 11 Amtrak trains from Baltimore to New York every day, as well as 22 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €27.

  • 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 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 .

  • 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 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 44 minutes.

  • 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 New York, 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 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.

  • 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 New York every day, with prices starting from €27.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do trains depart from in Baltimore?

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.

Where do trains arrive in New York?

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.

Is Baltimore to New York a good day-trip?

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.

Is it safe to travel by train from Baltimore to New York 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 New York?

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

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 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 12 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Baltimore to New York on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers 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 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 New York?

There are 35 scheduled trains on most days. 55 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.

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)

  • Transit Ctr - 12848 Ocean Gtwy

  • 100 Heron Blvd

  • 1341 Hughes Ford Rd

  • Frederick Transit Center-MARC Station

  • 547E Riverside Dr

  • Easton Airport - Main Terminal

  • 3206 Main St

  • 11011 Manklin Creek Rd

  • 12401 Willowbrook Rd SE

  • Hancock Truck Plaza

  • Washington County Transit Transfer Ctr

  • 201 East Harrison St

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: 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:

  • Penn Station

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