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Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC by train

The journey from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC by train is 35.58 mi and takes 1 hr 50 min. There are 3 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:40 AM and the last at 11:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC by train for as little as $7.53 or as much as $101.41. The best price for this journey is $7.53.

Lowest Price$7.53
Journey Duration1 hr 50 min
Connection per Day3
Lowest Price$7.53
Highest Price$101.41
First Departure8:40 AM
Last Departure11:55 PM
Distance35.58 mi
DepartureBaltimore, MD
ArrivalWashington, DC
CarriersUnited Airlines, FrontierMore

Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024

Traveling from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC by Train

Amtrak's Acela Express and the Northeast Regional serve the route from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. The Acela, reaching speeds up to 150 mph, is faster than the Northeast Regional, and better for time-efficient travel. It has spacious seating with ample legroom and amenities like electrical outlets and tray tables in each seat. First Class on Acela includes priority boarding, complimentary meals, and access to station lounges

The Northeast Regional serves a broader range of destinations, stopping in various cities across multiple states. It operates numerous times daily, offering greater flexibility for for planning your journey. The Northeast Regional provides amenities such as complimentary WiFi, a quiet car, and a café car. Business class on this train offers extra legroom, complimentary beverages, assigned seating, and conference tables. Each service caters to different needs: Acela for speed and luxury and Northeast Regional for accessibility and frequency.

Train Stations in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

In Baltimore, your journey begins at Baltimore Penn Station, a central transportation hub in the city. This station is not just a key stop for Amtrak services but also a nexus for local transit. It's served by MARC Train's Penn Line, connecting Baltimore to Washington, D.C., and other localities. It is  located near several bus lines of the BaltimoreLink system, ensuring easy access to different parts of the city.

Union Station in Washington, D.C., is a key train station and a significant landmark. It's connected to the Washington Metro, serving the Red Line, and is a hub for several bus lines. Union Station also offers a variety of shopping and dining options.

Washington, D.C.'s L'Enfant Plaza Station is another option, especially for those heading to the southwestern parts of the city. It's integrated with the Washington Metro, serving multiple lines, including the Yellow, Green, Orange, Blue, and Silver lines. It is a stop for several bus routes. in Washington, DC

What to do in Washington D.C.

  1. National Mall: A stretch of iconic monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.
  2. Smithsonian Museums: Dive deep into history, art, and science with free entrance.
  3. U.S. Capitol: The seat of the United States Congress. Consider booking a tour.
  4. Georgetown: A historic district with cobbled streets, boutiques, and waterfront views.
  5. International Spy Museum: A unique museum detailing the history and intricacies of espionage.
  6. National Gallery of Art: A world-renowned art museum with masterpieces spanning centuries.
  7. White House: The official residence of the U.S. President.
  8. Jefferson Memorial: Dedicated to the third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson.
  9. National Zoo: Home to over 2,000 animals, including the famous pandas.
  10. Tidal Basin: Particularly beautiful during cherry blossom season.

What to eat in Washington D.C.

  1. Half-Smoke: A local sausage delicacy best enjoyed at Ben's Chili Bowl.
  2. Chesapeake Blue Crabs: A must-try seafood treat, often enjoyed steamed with Old Bay seasoning.
  3. Mumbo Sauce: A sweet and tangy sauce, perfect on fried chicken and fries.
  4. DC Brau: Local craft beer showcasing the district's burgeoning brewing scene.
  5. Georgetown Cupcake: A famous bakery offering a wide range of flavors.
  6. Peruvian Chicken: Charcoal-fired and marinated, found at many local joints.
  7. Pupusas: Salvadoran stuffed corn tortillas reflecting D.C.'s diverse community.
  8. Ricotta Pancakes: Popularized by local brunch spots.
  9. Rock Creek Park Picnic: Pack local cheeses, meats, and breads and enjoy a day outdoors.
  10. Jumbo Slice Pizza: Oversized pizza slices, especially popular in the Adams Morgan neighborhood.

Travel Tips for Washington D.C.

While Washington, DC, is renowned for its monumental and historical attractions, exploring beyond the National Mall is essential. Neighborhoods like Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and Adams Morgan beckon with unique shopping, dining, and cultural experiences. Free Wi-Fi is available in many spots, but saving offline maps can be helpful. Many locations, particularly government buildings, enforce strict photography and visitor behavior guidelines. Given that the city frequently hosts parades, festivals, and public demonstrations, staying informed about any events that might align with or disrupt your travel plans is a good idea. 

Day trips from  Washington D.C.:

A short drive or train ride can take you to historic Alexandria in Virginia, where cobblestone streets and colonial architecture offer a glimpse into the past. Nature enthusiasts might head to Shenandoah National Park for hiking and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, will give a deep dive into Civil War history. Annapolis, Maryland, with its charming waterfront and the U.S. Naval Academy, offers a unique blend of maritime heritage and architectural beauty. Wine lovers can explore the vineyards of Virginia's wine country, known for its picturesque landscapes and exquisite wines. For beach lovers, a trip to the sandy shores of Ocean City, Maryland, is a perfect seaside escape.

 

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC.

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Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

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If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $8.35 to $14.08 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 41% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC

The cheapest Baltimore, MD - Washington, DC train tickets can be found for as low as $9.89 if you’re lucky, or $12.50 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $17.52.

Find the best day to travel to Washington, DC by train

When travelling to Washington, DC by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Amtrak, formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a U.S. government-owned entity that delivers intercity passenger train services across the country. Operating over 300 trains daily, Amtrak connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. Its services include a variety of routes, from short-distance commuter lines to extended journeys featuring sleeper car accommodations.

United Airlines is a major American airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the world's largest airlines, operating a comprehensive domestic and international network of flights. United Airlines operates a fleet of over 800 aircraft, serving more than 350 destinations in over 50 countries. The airline is a founding member of the Star Alliance, which is the world's largest airline alliance. United Airlines offers a range of services to its passengers, including in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi, and a loyalty program called MileagePlus. The airline has a strong commitment to sustainability and has implemented various initiatives to reduce its environmental impact.

Ticket types and facilities from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Amtrak when traveling from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC.

Coach

Coach Class passengers enjoy reclining seats with plenty of legroom and fold-down tray tables, along with outlets for electronic devices. They also have access to the Cafe car for food and beverages, along with carry-on baggage service and, on some routes, checked baggage service.
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First Class

On Acela trains, First Class passengers enjoy all the benefits of Business Class with further enhancements. The seats are adjustable leather with extra space for comfort. There is also a complimentary meal service delivered directly to the passengers' seats. First Class travelers have access to ClubAcela lounges at select stations.
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Business

Stepping up to Business Class, passengers receive all the amenities of Coach Class plus additional legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. They also gain access to lounges at select stations for a more relaxed wait before boarding.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Free basic WiFi available in select trains and stations. Some include Acela, Adirondack (not available in Canada), Amtrak Cascades (not available in Canada), Amtrak Hartford Line, Auto Train, Blue Water, Capitol Corridor, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Downeaster, Empire Service, Ethan, Allen Express, Hiawatha Service, Illini/Saluki, and Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg
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Quiet Cars, designed for limited conversation and subdued tones, are available on various trains like Acela, Northeast Regional, and more. The atmosphere is calm with low lighting. Seating follows first-come, first-served and one seat per person policies. First Class Rooms: For those seeking privacy and space, First Class private rooms are an available option.
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Electric outlets are distributed on trains. For example, Superliner and Viewliner sleepers provide outlets in Roomettes and Bedrooms.
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All trains are air-conditioned. In coaches, temperature is staff-controlled. Sleeper cars offer air temperature adjustments, with vent positioning recommended for comfort.
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On Amtrak, regardless of your ticket type, you can typically bring two carry-on bags and two personal items. Just make sure your carry-ons are within 28 x 22 x 14 inches and under 50 lbs. Some locations even allow up to four checked bags: two come free, and two for $20 each, but they should stay under 75 linear inches and 50 lbs. You can also check in overweight luggage, up to 70 lbs and 100 linear inches, for an additional $20 fee.
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All trains accommodate passengers with disabilities. Features include accessible seats with extra room and areas where passengers can remain in their wheelchairs.
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Trains offer various dining options, from meals to café services. Meal service is available for passengers with disabilities. Guidelines are present for personal food, beverages, and medication. Nutritional and allergen information provided for menu items.
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Amtrak accommodates various types of special equipment with certain conditions. Bicycles are allowed on many routes, often requiring a reservation and small fee. Wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices are accepted on all trains, with specific accessible seating and bedrooms available. Small musical instruments can be carried on if they fit under the seat or overhead rack, while larger ones must meet carry-on restrictions or be checked. Some sports equipment, like skis or golf clubs, can be carried on or checked depending on size.
Services on board United Airlines, Frontier and Amtrak from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC
Compare services on board when travelling from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC by train.
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Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
4.01kg
Bus
4.29kg
Flight
11.45kg
Car
9.16kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC are 4.01kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC? By taking the train between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC you will save 7.44kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.28kg compared to a bus and 5.15kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC?
A train ticket from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC is $32.03. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $7.53.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC is $7.53. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC by train?
Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC is 35.58 mi.
How long does the train between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC take?
Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC is on average 1 hr 50 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 25 min.
Which companies operate from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC?
The train journey from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: United Airlines, Frontier, Amtrak, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines.
How many train connections per day go from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC?
Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC has 3 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC leave?
The earliest train from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC departs at 8:40 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC depart?
The latest train from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC departs at 11:55 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $7.53 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC?
There are on average 3 direct connection(s) from Baltimore, MD to go to Washington, DC.
What's the fastest journey time between Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC is 0 hr 25 min.
Is there a direct train from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC?
Yes, there is a direct train between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC.
What are the CO2 emissions for Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC by train?
The train journey from Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC creates 4.01kg of CO2 emissions.

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