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Compare train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore?

Lowest Price$14.00
Fastest Train0h 20m
Trains Per Day20
Train Lines7
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Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Baltimore

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10MayJun

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Washington DC to Baltimore
4.8
Based on 22 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 board
Cons
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.
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.
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.
Eleanore
5.0
December 21, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Very comfortable.
Cons
Longer train during the holidays to accommodate all the travelers.
Tips
None
Taylor
5.0
December 14, 2019
Pros
Commute for concert
Alana
5.0
September 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Quick and easy
Tips
Be 10 minutes early!
Francene
5.0
August 6, 2019Business
Pros
Left and arrived on time
Cons
Need a bigger board at union station to show departure gates. It took me some time to figure that out

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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Baltimore?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $14.70 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington to Baltimore.

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 34 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 Saturday 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 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Washington DC to Baltimore?

There are 20 scheduled trains on most days. 20 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 $1.00.

What train services are there from Washington DC to Baltimore?

There are 7 train lines with service from Washington DC to Baltimore. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak20h 36m$14.41
Amtrak Acela40h 31m$45.75
Amtrak Carolinian10h 32m$15.00
Amtrak Northeast Regional140h 35m$14.47
Amtrak Palmetto20h 34m$14.55
Amtrak Silver Service10h 40m$15.00
Amtrak Vermonter20h 35m$14.33

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)

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