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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Baltimore to Richmond?

Lowest Price$19.00
Fastest Train2h 57m
Trains Per Day17
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $23.93 was the average price of a train ticket from Baltimore, MD to Richmond, VA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $27.35 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Baltimore to Richmond?

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 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 57 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Baltimore to Richmond 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 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 Richmond?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. 15 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Baltimore to Richmond for $22.00.

Which train should you take from Baltimore to Richmond?

There are 5 train lines with service from Baltimore, Maryland to Richmond, Virginia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 13 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak26h 19m$35.95
Amtrak Carolinian13h 23m$28.00
Amtrak Northeast Regional133h 38m$27.00
Amtrak Palmetto23h 17m$33.84
Amtrak Silver Service13h 19m$33.38

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

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

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

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Richmond receives travelers from Baltimore at its two active train stations:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Baltimore, MD to Richmond, VA
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
August 22, 2019Visiting family
First train ride in several years, very enjoyable despite the delay [which was he to the very hot weather]
June 14, 2019Visiting family
Comfortable and on time. Additionally, I love Main Street Station in Richmond.

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
June 7, 2019Visiting family
Nice journey, I’m handicapped and the personnel was helpful.

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