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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Baltimore to Norfolk. Traveling by train from Baltimore to Norfolk usually takes around 6 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 5 hours and 31 minutes.

Distance169 mi (273 km)
Fastest train5h 31m
Lowest price$27.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Baltimore, MD to Norfolk, VA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Patricia

June 18, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Everything. Tips: No one new the password.

Pros: Everything. Tips: No one new the password.

5.0

Teresa

May 23, 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was a very comfortable, trouble free trip. Although we were delayed a short time due to weather, which was no big deal better to be safe than sorry! Cons: Bathrooms were a little dirty and had a horrible smell to them. Tips: Pleasant way to travel and let som...

Pros: It was a very comfortable, trouble free trip. Although we were delayed a short time due to weather, which was no big deal better to be safe than sorry! Cons: Bathrooms were a little dirty and had a horrible smell to them. Tips: Pleasant way to travel and let someone else worry about traffic!

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

In the last month, $33.71 was the average price of a train ticket from Baltimore, MD to Norfolk, VA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $43.45 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Baltimore to Norfolk will vary between $28 and $71. Planning a train trip to Norfolk within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Baltimore over the next 7 days is $32. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Baltimore to Norfolk by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $38 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Baltimore to Norfolk in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $61 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 13 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Norfolk from Baltimore will be about $43.45 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Baltimore to Norfolk?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak26h 19m$44.38
Amtrak Northeast Regional25h 54m$45.76
  • 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 Norfolk every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $27.

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  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 2 daily train trips from Baltimore to Norfolk, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Baltimore to Norfolk. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Baltimore to Norfolk?

The distance between Baltimore and Norfolk is approximately 169 miles, or 273 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 31 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 Norfolk 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 Baltimore at 5:00am 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 Norfolk?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Norfolk. 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 Norfolk to Baltimore. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Baltimore to Norfolk for $49.00.

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 Norfolk.

Train stations in Baltimore:

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

Where is the train station in Norfolk?

Arrival stations

Norfolk has one train station.

Need a return trip from Norfolk to Baltimore?

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