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Trip Summary

There are usually 37 daily train trips available from New York to Baltimore. Traveling by train from New York to Baltimore usually takes 2 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 2 hours and 11 minutes.

Distance169 mi (273 km)
Fastest train2h 11m
Lowest price$12.00
Trains per day63
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines9

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from New York to Baltimore

(Based on 112 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Eunice

January 26, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Bargain fare. Cons: Timing.

5.0

George

December 28, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Easy boarding, very comfortable seating, easy to move around . Smoother than anyairline. Cons: None. Tips: Get a window seat and enjoy seeing America.

5.0

Clara

September 30, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Very comfortable and efficient. Cons: More. Spaces for large luggage.

5.0

Lauren

September 30, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The trip was timed perfectly and arrived at each stop exactly when scheduled. Cons: As a first time Amtrak user, there wasn't a lot of instruction. It seemed like you were just sort of expected to know what to do. For example, the seats were numbered but there wasn't a seat number on my ticket, so I was confused about if I could just sit anywhere. There were others confused about the same thing. Tips: There is no reason to arrive particularly early. I was treating it like the airport since it was my first time, but I found there is really no reason to sit around the train station for an hour.

5.0

Nathaniel J

September 23, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: Great service. Cons: No suggestions at this time. Tips: Just enjoy and be flexible.

New York to Baltimore Route Map

New York Baltimore

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from New York to Baltimore was $79.23. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 29 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $79.25 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from New York to Baltimore will cost between $57 and $153. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from New York to Baltimore often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in August when the average ticket price is only $114. If you're thinking of traveling from New York to Baltimore during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $149 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from New York to Baltimore on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time, you can save about $79.25 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from New York to Baltimore?

There are 9 train lines with service from New York to Baltimore. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 18 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak33h 12m$123.72
Amtrak Acela102h 21m$174.70
Amtrak Cardinal12h 41m$142.08
Amtrak Carolinian12h 40m$92.07
Amtrak Crescent12h 53m$142.84
Amtrak Northeast Regional183h 14m$96.25
Amtrak Palmetto12h 43m$99.07
Amtrak Silver Service22h 54m$157.06
Amtrak Vermonter12h 46m$108.13
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from New York to Baltimore every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $23.

  • 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 10 Acela trips from New York to Baltimore every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premium service, the average Acela train ticket may cost more than other train lines.

  • 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 41 minutes.

  • 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 40 minutes.

  • 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 $105.

  • 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 18 daily train trips from New York to Baltimore, 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 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.

  • 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 $105 and the average train journey lasts about 2 hours and 54 minutes.

  • 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 $23.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.

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.

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 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 11 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 New York to Baltimore 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs New York at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 37 scheduled trains on most days. 63 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.

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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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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Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

  • 525 Water St

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

  • Union Station

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

  • New London Union Station

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • Metro-North Station - 1 Railroad Plz

  • Gare Centrale

  • 329 Avenue St-Denis

  • 14 Railroad Ave

  • 455 Boston Post Rd Saybrook Junction Market Pl

  • VIA Rail Canada Station

  • 50 University Ave

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

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Main arrival 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)

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