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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore?

Lowest Price$7.00
Fastest Train0h 20m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines6

Washington DC to Baltimore Route Map

Washington Baltimore

Frequently Asked Questions

What train lines go to Baltimore from DC?

Six Amtrak lines offer a route to Baltimore from DC. Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most daily routes at 34, with an average duration of 35 minutes. Tickets on the Northeast Regional average about $17. Amtrak Acela offers the second most daily routes at 19, with an average duration of 28 minutes. Tickets on the Amtrak Acela average close to $50.

Other train lines that pass from Washington to Baltimore include the Amtrak Palmetto and Amtrak Vermonter (each with 2 daily routes) and the Amtrak Carolinian, which travels between the two cities just once per day.

What is the busiest time to travel from DC to Baltimore?

By train, the busiest day to travel from DC to Baltimore is on Wednesday. That’s because many business travelers take Amtrak between Baltimore and Washington during the week. Trains tend to be the least crowded on Sundays, which means you may be able to get a better price on tickets.

Is there public transportation from Washington to Baltimore?

The Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train runs commuter services between DC and Baltimore. While the MARC if often cheaper than Amtrak, it can often be more crowded, and you may be stuck without an actual seat for the duration of the ride. Amtrak trains are more comfortable, and can often be faster. The Amtrak Acela gets from DC to Baltimore in about a half hour, whereas the MARC typically takes closer to 45 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Baltimore 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 Washington DC to Baltimore?

In the last month, $14.16 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD. 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $7.94 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Baltimore is approximately 35 miles, or 56 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Baltimore.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Washington DC to Baltimore are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Washington DC at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Washington DC to Baltimore?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 32 of these are direct connections to Baltimore. 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 Baltimore to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Baltimore for $5.00.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Baltimore?

There are 6 train lines with service from Washington, District of Columbia to Baltimore, Maryland. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 32m$15.64
Amtrak Acela40h 27m$33.97
Amtrak Carolinian10h 32m$15.16
Amtrak Northeast Regional100h 34m$9.14
Amtrak Palmetto10h 34m$12.94
Amtrak Vermonter10h 33m$8.74

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

Baltimore receives travelers from Washington DC at its two active train stations:

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

Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Baltimore

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JanFeb

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD
4.8
Based on 22 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
April
5.0
October 19, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Lots of space, quiet cars, charging ports, comfy seats, WiFi on boardLots of space, quiet cars, charging ports, comfy seats, WiFi on board
Cons
1 ticket was well priced but the second ticket was over priced 1 ticket was well priced but the second ticket was over priced

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 20 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.3
Value
4.1
Condition
4.7
Shirley
5.0
February 21, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The best thing I liked about my trip was the following: 1. It was convenience as opposed to other booking websites 2. I saved money as opposed to traveling by car. 3. My train ride was comfortable and relaxing.The best thing I liked about my trip was the following: 1. It was convenience as opposed to other booking websites 2. I saved money as opposed to traveling by car. 3. My train ride was comfortable and relaxing.
Cons
I am not a frequent traveler by train, so I must say using the train as a means of transportation is very nice, especially where I had to travel too. One thing I would like to say about the travel is the announcer needs to speak loud and clear instead of soft and sexy.I am not a frequent traveler by train, so I must say using the train as a means of transportation is very nice, especially where I had to travel too. One thing I would like to say about the travel is the announcer needs to speak loud and clear instead of soft and sexy.
Tips
I would like to say using this website was amazing and I would recommend this site to anyone who would like to save money and enjoy a relaxing ride.I would like to say using this website was amazing and I would recommend this site to anyone who would like to save money and enjoy a relaxing ride.
Eleanore
5.0
December 21, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very comfortable. Very comfortable.
Cons
Longer train during the holidays to accommodate all the travelers.Longer train during the holidays to accommodate all the travelers.
Tips
NoneNone
Taylor
5.0
December 14, 2019
Pros
Commute for concert Commute for concert
Alana
5.0
September 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Quick and easyQuick and easy
Tips
Be 10 minutes early!Be 10 minutes early!
Francene
5.0
August 6, 2019Business
Pros
Left and arrived on timeLeft and arrived on time
Cons
Need a bigger board at union station to show departure gates. It took me some time to figure that outNeed a bigger board at union station to show departure gates. It took me some time to figure that out

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