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Harrisburg - Baltimore Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

14 trains operate daily from Harrisburg to Baltimore. The train trip from Harrisburg to Baltimore is usually about 4 hours and 31 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 3 hours and 18 minutes.

Distance69 mi (112 km)
Fastest train3h 18m
Lowest price$41.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Harrisburg to Baltimore

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Shirley

September 24, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Wifi, plugs, comfy seats, enough room to keep my bags with me. Cons: The train was three minutes late, but that is really not something to worry about.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Harrisburg and Baltimore cost $76.82, on average. Booking your trip at least 27 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $51.13 more.

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45MayJun

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Harrisburg to Baltimore will cost between $66 and $133. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Harrisburg to Baltimore. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $86. If you're planning a trip from Harrisburg to Baltimore during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $106 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Harrisburg to Baltimore on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time, you can save about $51.13 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Harrisburg to Baltimore?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Harrisburg to Baltimore. However, there are 14 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak144h 31m$90.81
  • 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 14 Amtrak trains from Harrisburg to Baltimore every day, as well as 31 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $41.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Harrisburg to Baltimore. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Harrisburg and Baltimore is approximately 69 miles, or 112 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 18 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Harrisburg to Baltimore on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Harrisburg at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 14 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Baltimore to Harrisburg.

City Information

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

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 Harrisburg?

Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-0

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Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-1

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Main departure station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

The Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) is a national historical landmark, with a portion of the station dating back to 1887. The station still serves as the city’s primary transportation hub and welcomes over half a million passengers annually. The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the departure point for Amtrak’s Keystone Service to New York City and a stop on the Pennsylvanian route from New York City to Pittsburgh. Besides train service, bus service on Jefferson Lines, Fullington Trailways, and Greyhound operates through this station. Located in downtown Harrisburg, the station is a quick walk from Capitol Park and some of the city’s top restaurants and shopping.

All train stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

Baltimore, MD - Penn Station - BALAMT-0

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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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