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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Charlotte to Baltimore. Traveling by train from Charlotte to Baltimore usually takes around 12 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 9 hours and 9 minutes.

Distance365 mi (587 km)
Fastest train9h 9m
Lowest price€61.70
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

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

In the last month, €67.19 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Baltimore, MD. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €49.68 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€99€66€33MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Charlotte to Baltimore will vary between €63 and €92. Planning a train trip to Baltimore within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Charlotte 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

€82€66€49€33€16JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Charlotte to Baltimore by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €67 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Charlotte to Baltimore in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €82 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

€103€82€62€41€213020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Baltimore from Charlotte will be about €49.68 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Baltimore?

There are 3 train lines with service from Charlotte, North Carolina to Baltimore, Maryland. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak213h 28m€77.61
Amtrak Carolinian111h 2m€72.22
Amtrak Crescent19h 10m€86.58
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Charlotte to Baltimore every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €62.

  • 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 Charlotte and Baltimore, 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 11 hours and 2 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 Charlotte to Baltimore take about 9 hours and 10 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €62.

    amtrak crescent train

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Charlotte and Baltimore is approximately 365 miles, or 587 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 9 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?

Trains from Charlotte to Baltimore 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 Charlotte at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 06:00. 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 Charlotte to Baltimore?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Charlotte to Baltimore. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Baltimore to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Baltimore for €35.38.

City Information

Baltimore

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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 Charlotte?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Charlotte:

Other train stations in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

baltimore penn station

Arrival stations

Baltimore receives travelers from Charlotte at its two active train stations:

Other train stations in Baltimore:

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

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