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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Charlotte to Baltimore?

Lowest Price$75.00
Fastest Train9h 9m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $78.64 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Baltimore, MD. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $39.92 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to Baltimore?

The distance between Charlotte and Baltimore is approximately 365 miles, or 587 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 9 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 Charlotte to Baltimore 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 Sunday 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 Charlotte at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. 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 Charlotte to Baltimore?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Charlotte to Baltimore. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Baltimore to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Baltimore for $33.00.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Baltimore?

There are 3 train lines with service from Charlotte, North Carolina to Baltimore, Maryland. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak213h 6m$86.98
Amtrak Carolinian111h 2m$79.30
Amtrak Crescent19h 9m$83.79

Amtrak train tickets from Charlotte to Baltimore start from $75, and on average cost $87. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Baltimore trains arrive at Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI) and one other train station. From Charlotte to Baltimore train travel on Amtrak takes 13 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Baltimore faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 9 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Baltimore.

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Charlotte to Baltimore start from $75, and on average cost $79. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Carolinian in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Baltimore trains arrive at Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St, From Charlotte to Baltimore train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 11 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Baltimore faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Baltimore on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Charlotte.

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Charlotte to Baltimore start from $75, and on average cost $84. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Baltimore. Amtrak Crescent in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Baltimore trains arrive at Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St, From Charlotte to Baltimore train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 9 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Baltimore on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Charlotte.

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

There is one train station in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

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

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

Price trends for trains from Charlotte to Baltimore

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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