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Trip Summary

There are 28 daily trains from New York to Baltimore. Traveling by train from New York to Baltimore usually takes around 2 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance169 mi (273 km)
Fastest train2h 15m
Lowest price$26.00
Trains per day51
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines8

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Baltimore, MD

(Based on 43 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Ahmed

September 5, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was safe and fast. Our train arrived early. Less stress than driving. Cons: We were pretty satisfied.

Pros: It was safe and fast. Our train arrived early. Less stress than driving. Cons: We were pretty satisfied.

4.0

Cleopatra

August 1, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The seats. Cons: Moretravel times.

Pros: The seats. Cons: Moretravel times.

5.0

Lor Angela

July 25, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Cardinal

Pros: Moynihan train station was gorgeous, brand new and easy to navigate; the tide itself was clean, spacious and very comfy; the conductor was very nice. Cons: None that I could think of.

Pros: Moynihan train station was gorgeous, brand new and easy to navigate; the tide itself was clean, spacious and very comfy; the conductor was very nice. Cons: None that I could think of.

5.0

Lonnie

July 21, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: Ease of travel. Cons: Parking cost as much as the ride. Tips: Get dropped off save parking.

Pros: Ease of travel. Cons: Parking cost as much as the ride. Tips: Get dropped off save parking.

4.0

Marianne

July 12, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Great value. Fast trip. Cons: The air conditioning in the car was freezing!

Pros: Great value. Fast trip. Cons: The air conditioning in the car was freezing!

New York to Baltimore Route Map

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

In the last month, $63.15 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Baltimore, MD. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $87.27 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 New York to Baltimore will vary between $51 and $155. Planning a train trip to Baltimore within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is $60. 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 New York 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 $64 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Baltimore in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $93 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 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Baltimore from New York will be about $87.27 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Baltimore?

There are 8 train lines with service from New York, New York to Baltimore, Maryland. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 15 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela72h 25m$153.47
Amtrak Cardinal12h 46m$81.65
Amtrak Carolinian12h 38m$67.39
Amtrak Crescent12h 53m$83.55
Amtrak Northeast Regional152h 49m$76.65
Amtrak Palmetto12h 51m$78.86
Amtrak Silver Service22h 51m$97.23
Amtrak Vermonter12h 44m$86.31
  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 7 Acela trips from New York to Baltimore every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • Amtrak Cardinal

    Amtrak Cardinal

    The Amtrak Cardinal is a long distance passenger rail service from New York to Chicago, connecting a total of 31 cities. As one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the Cardinal is a popular train line connecting the Northeast to the Southeast, and offers top-notch comfort thanks to its seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available for purchase in the Cardinal Café. There are usually 1 Cardinal trips from New York to Baltimore per day, with an average trip length of 2 hours and 46 minutes.

  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    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 New York 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 2 hours and 38 minutes.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from New York to Baltimore take about 2 hours and 53 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $26.

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

  • Amtrak Palmetto

    Amtrak Palmetto

    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 New York to Baltimore 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.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    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 New York to Baltimore start from $26 and the average train journey lasts about 2 hours and 51 minutes.

  • Amtrak Vermonter

    Amtrak Vermonter

    The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from New York to Baltimore every day, with prices starting from $26.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many daily trains are there from New York to Baltimore?

There are 72 daily routes from New York City to Baltimore, all of which are direct. Amtrak Northeast Regional has 39 daily trains run this route, which is the most of any Amtrak line.

When is the last train from New York to Baltimore?

The last train of the day is the Amtrak Northeast Regional, which departs New York City at about 10:00 p.m. and arrives into Baltimore’s Penn Station just before 1:00 a.m.

What is the best way to get from New York to Baltimore?

The fastest way to travel from New York City to Baltimore is by train. The Amtrak Acela can cover this route in as fast as 2 hours and 9 minutes, while bus rides average closer to 3 hours.

That said, trains on this route are pretty expensive, averaging more than $100 for a ticket. For comparison, bus tickets average around just $21.

Is it safe to travel by train from New York 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 New York to Baltimore?

The distance between New York and Baltimore is approximately 169 miles, or 273 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 15 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 New York to Baltimore are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 New York at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 New York to Baltimore?

There are 28 scheduled trains on most days. 51 of these are direct connections to Baltimore. 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 Baltimore to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Baltimore for $17.99.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

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 New York?

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Departure stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

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Arrival stations

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.

Train stations in Baltimore:

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

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