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Baltimore-Columbia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Baltimore to Columbia?

Lowest Price$89.00
Fastest Train11h 43m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $89.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Baltimore, MD to Columbia, SC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $30.75 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Baltimore to Columbia?

The distance between Baltimore and Columbia is approximately 440 miles, or 708 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 43 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 Columbia are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Monday 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 12:00pm 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 Columbia?

Trains leave the station in Baltimore twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Columbia faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Columbia to Baltimore. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Baltimore to Columbia for $60.00.

Which train should you take from Baltimore to Columbia?

2 train services operate from Baltimore, Maryland to Columbia, South Carolina. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak113h 16m$112.53
Amtrak Silver Service111h 48m$93.55

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

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

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

Where is the train station in Columbia?

Columbia has one train station:

  • 850 Pulaski St

Price trends for trains from Baltimore to Columbia

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