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Baltimore - Richmond Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 10 daily train trips available from Baltimore to Richmond. Traveling by train from Baltimore to Richmond usually takes 3 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 2 hours and 58 minutes.

Distance129 mi (207 km)
Fastest train2h 58m
Lowest price$20.00
Trains per day23
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines5

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Baltimore to Richmond

(Based on 16 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Sneha

April 18, 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Loved it!

4.0

Susan

April 10, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Not having to drive from Baltimore to Richmond. Cons: Sound system on the train. Difficult to understand what was said.

5.0

Rose

June 14, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Everything. Cons: Notifications of departure times. Tips: Make sure you put the departure time on your calendar.

5.0

Miles

March 4, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Palmetto

Pros: Everything was great. Cons: someone could walk around with the stuff to sell. sometime you dont want to get up.

5.0

Timothy

September 2, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: How easy it was to navigate your website and purchase my train tickets. Cons: Nothing! Tips: Keep Wanderu close by for your travel needs.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Baltimore to Richmond was $44.51. At this price, taking the train is the cheap and easy way to go. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Richmond if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $31.88.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Baltimore to Richmond will range from $33 to $69. If you're planning to travel by train to Richmond in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Baltimore you can find in the next 7 days is $41. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Baltimore to Richmond often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in September when the average ticket price is only $35. If you're thinking of traveling from Baltimore to Richmond during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $65 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Baltimore to Richmond. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around $31.88. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Baltimore to Richmond?

There are 5 train lines with service from Baltimore to Richmond. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak26h 9m$77.03
Amtrak Carolinian13h 19m$71.32
Amtrak Northeast Regional63h 36m$52.27
Amtrak Palmetto13h 21m$62.89
Amtrak Silver Service23h 22m$75.14
  • 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 Richmond every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $48.

  • The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Baltimore and Richmond, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 3 hours and 19 minutes.

  • 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 6 daily train trips from Baltimore to Richmond, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Baltimore to Richmond is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Baltimore to Richmond start from $67 and the average train journey lasts about 3 hours and 22 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Baltimore and Richmond is approximately 129 miles, or 207 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 58 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Trains from Baltimore to Richmond 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.

The earliest train departs Baltimore at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 23 of these are direct connections to Richmond. 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 Richmond to Baltimore.

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.

Richmond

As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

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Main departure station: Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

Pennsylvania Station, commonly referred to as just Penn Station, is the main train station in Baltimore. Owned and operated by Amtrak, the station serves as a regional hub for all of the train carrier’s nine services that pass through Baltimore, including the Acela, the Northeast Regional, the Crescent, and the Palmetto. Conveniently located near Baltimore’s downtown and Inner Harbor, Penn Station is accessible from all parts of the city via several transit bus lines and two commuter rail services. The Johns Hopkins and Baltimore Collegetown shuttles also serve Penn Station, allowing students to travel easily between the train station and campus.

All train stations in Baltimore:

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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Main arrival station: 7519 Staples Mill Rd

Located around 5 miles north of Richmond’s city center, the Amtrak Station on Staples Mill Road is Amtrak’s busiest transport hub in the Southeast Region. The station was built in 1975 to replace the downtown Main Street Station. It now serves as an important terminal for routes traveling up and down the American East. Passengers can venture north onboard the Northeast Regional service—Amtrak’s busiest route—to Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston. Richmond’s Amtrak Station also offers several southward connections to vacation destinations along the East Coast in [South Carolina(/train-tickets/us-sc/), Georgia, and Florida. In addition, the GRTC bus service is available from the station for transport into downtown Richmond.

All train stations in Richmond:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • 1500 E Main St

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