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Baltimore-Indianapolis Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Baltimore to Indianapolis?

Lowest Price$75.00
Fastest Train19h 40m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Baltimore to Indianapolis 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Baltimore to Indianapolis?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Baltimore to Indianapolis, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, $116.65 was the average price of a train ticket from Baltimore, MD to Indianapolis, IN. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $11.37 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Baltimore to Indianapolis?

The distance between Baltimore and Indianapolis is approximately 510 miles, or 820 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 40 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 Baltimore to Indianapolis are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Baltimore to Indianapolis?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Baltimore to Indianapolis. 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 Indianapolis to Baltimore. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Baltimore to Indianapolis for $73.00.

Which train should you take from Baltimore to Indianapolis?

2 train services operate from Baltimore, Maryland to Indianapolis, Indiana. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak621h 51m$124.59
Amtrak Cardinal119h 40m$77.17

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

There are two stations in Baltimore where you can board the train to Indianapolis:

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

Where is the train station in Indianapolis?

Indianapolis has one train station:

  • 350 S Illinois St

Price trends for trains from Baltimore to Indianapolis

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45SepSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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