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Columbia-Baltimore Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Columbia to Baltimore?

Lowest Price$88.00
Fastest Train11h 49m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Columbia to Baltimore right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $90.29 was the average price of a train ticket from Columbia, SC to Baltimore, MD. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $32.21 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Columbia to Baltimore?

The distance between Columbia and Baltimore is approximately 440 miles, or 708 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 49 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 Columbia 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 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 Columbia at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00am. 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 Columbia to Baltimore?

Trains leave the station in Columbia 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.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Baltimore to Columbia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Columbia to Baltimore for $60.00.

Which train should you take from Columbia to Baltimore?

2 train services operate from Columbia, South Carolina to Baltimore, Maryland. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak215h 48m$94.23
Amtrak Silver Service111h 49m$94.50

Where is the train station in Columbia?

There is one train station in Columbia:

  • 850 Pulaski St

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

Baltimore receives travelers from Columbia at its two active train stations:

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)
  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

Price trends for trains from Columbia to Baltimore

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JunJun

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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