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Baltimore-Wilkes-Barre Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre. Traveling by train from Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre usually takes around 7 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 5 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance141 mi (226 km)
Fastest train5h 47m
Lowest price$63.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre?

In the last month, $90.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Baltimore, MD to Wilkes-Barre, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $50.13 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $86 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $105 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Wilkes-Barre from Baltimore will be about $50.13 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Baltimore, Maryland to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak27h 7m$126.29
  • 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 Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $63.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre, 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.

How long is the train journey from Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre?

The distance between Baltimore and Wilkes-Barre is approximately 141 miles, or 226 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 47 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 Wilkes-Barre 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 Thursday 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 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 Wilkes-Barre?

Trains leave the station in Baltimore twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Wilkes-Barre to Baltimore. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Baltimore to Wilkes-Barre for $72.00.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Baltimore where you can board the train to Wilkes-Barre.

Train stations in Baltimore:

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

Where is the train station in Wilkes-Barre?

Arrival stations

Wilkes-Barre has one train station.

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