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Durham-Baltimore Train Schedule
There are 2 daily trains from Durham to Baltimore. Traveling by train from Durham to Baltimore usually takes around 10 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carolinian train can make the trip in 8 hours and 19 minutes.
|Distance||260 mi (418 km)|
|Fastest train||8h 19m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Durham to Baltimore?
In the last month, $57.40 was the average price of a train ticket from Durham, NC to Baltimore, MD. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $16.60 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Durham to Baltimore by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $62 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Durham to Baltimore in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $80 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Baltimore from Durham will be about $16.60 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Durham to Baltimore?
2 train services operate from Durham, North Carolina to Baltimore, Maryland. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
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 1 Amtrak trains from Durham to Baltimore every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $53.
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 Durham and Baltimore, 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 8 hours and 19 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Durham to Baltimore 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.
How long is the train journey from Durham to Baltimore?
The distance between Durham and Baltimore is approximately 260 miles, or 418 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 19 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 Durham to Baltimore are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Durham at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 Durham to Baltimore?
Trains leave the station in Durham 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 Baltimore faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.
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.
Where is the train station in Durham?
There is one train station in Durham.
Where is the train station in Baltimore?
Baltimore receives travelers from Durham at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Baltimore:
Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St
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