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Trip Summary

You can pick from 37 daily train trips between Philadelphia and Baltimore. The average train journey from Philadelphia to Baltimore takes one hour and 15 minutes, but some Amtrak Acela train trips are as short as one hour and one minute.

Distance90 mi (144 km)
Fastest train1h 1m
Lowest price$5.00
Trains per day76
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines9

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Philadelphia to Baltimore

(Based on 48 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Sanir

March 13, 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: EveryThing. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Adena

February 23, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was quick and easy. Cons: Na.

5.0

Olivia

January 11, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: Love train. Cons: Everything was great. Tips: Have fun.

4.0

Betty

December 15, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Acela

Pros: Everything went well. Cons: The price. Tips: Wanderu was less expensive than buying directly from Amtrak.

5.0

Shawn

November 27, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The feeling of being safe. Cons: Lower prices. Tips: No not at this time.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Philadelphia and Baltimore cost $26.82, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 20 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $69.39 more.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore is expected to fluctuate between $34 and $101 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Baltimore in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Philadelphia is $40.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Philadelphia to Baltimore often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $61. If you're thinking of traveling from Philadelphia to Baltimore during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $84 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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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore, book online with Wanderu at least 20 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $69.39 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Baltimore?

There are 9 train lines with service from Philadelphia to Baltimore. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 17 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41h 16m$66.16
Amtrak Acela101h 9m$95.24
Amtrak Cardinal11h 11m$95.78
Amtrak Carolinian11h 7m$143.00
Amtrak Crescent11h 13m$98.39
Amtrak Northeast Regional171h 19m$51.89
Amtrak Palmetto11h 14m$81.02
Amtrak Silver Service21h 15m$101.02
Amtrak Vermonter11h 18m$46.34
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, as well as 8 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $5.

  • 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Baltimore per day, with an average trip length of 1 hours and 11 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 Philadelphia 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 1 hours and 7 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 Philadelphia to Baltimore take about 1 hours and 13 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $75.

  • 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 17 daily train trips from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Baltimore start from $75 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 15 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 Philadelphia to Baltimore every day, with prices starting from $5.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia and Baltimore is approximately 90 miles, or 144 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 1 minute. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains from Philadelphia 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.

The earliest train departs Philadelphia at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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. 76 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 Philadelphia.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

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 Philadelphia?

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Main departure station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

There are two stations in Philadelphia where you can board the train to Baltimore.

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • VIA Rail Canada Station

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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