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Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD by train

The journey from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD by train is 89.73 mi and takes 3 hr 11 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:50 AM and the last at 11:42 PM. It is possible to travel from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD by train for as little as $10.36 or as much as $230.50. The best price for this journey is $10.36.

Lowest Price$10.36
Journey Duration3 hr 11 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$10.36
Highest Price$230.50
First Departure1:50 AM
Last Departure11:42 PM
Distance89.73 mi
DeparturePhiladelphia, PA
ArrivalBaltimore, MD
CarriersAmtrak

Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Apr 21, 2024

Traveling from Philadelphia, PA, to Baltimore, MD

The train from Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, lasts on average 3 hr 11 min. Around 4 trains depart a day between Philadelphia, NY, and Baltimore, MD, the average price is $83.27 and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $10.36.

Amtrak, the largest passenger railroad service in the U.S., operates the train from Philadelphia to Baltimore. The good news is that most of the connections between Philadelphia and Baltimore are direct. There are several options, but it comes down to whether you need to get there fast with the speed train Acela, take your time with a slightly slower but cheaper line like the Northeast Regional, or use long-distance trains passing through the two cities.

  1. The Acela Express is a high-speed train between Boston, MA, and Washington, D.C. It is the fastest train in the Northeast Corridor, reaching 150 miles per hour, stopping at Wilimgton before arriving in Philadelphia. Acela tickets are pricier due to their incredible speeds and comfort. Extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, and a power outlet under each seat are some of the perks you can expect on Amtrak Acela Express.
  2. Northeast Regional is the most popular train due to its price and frequency. It runs around 15 times daily, unlike other lines, Carolinian, Crescent, Vermonter, and Palmetto, which run only once daily. The Northeast Regional is slower, but it makes more stops along the way, making it a more convenient option for passengers who need to make connections. 

The ticket prices may vary depending on how early you book, so securing them at your earliest convenience is recommended. 

Children 2-12 travel at a lower fare on all Amtrak trains, but the Acela Express only offers discounts for children on weekends. But the good news is that children under two always travel free on Amtrak trains between Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD.

In Philadelphia, you can board at two stations:

  1. 30th Street Station, officially William H. Gray III, initially built in the 1930s, has since become a hub for transportation with access to Amtrak, SEPTA, and other forms of public transit. The beautiful station building is located in the University city, filled with restaurants and cafes, providing plenty of things to do and see. The famous Liberty bell is also easily reachable; if history is not your thing, you can always stroll down the Delaware river.
  2. Another option is the North Philadelphia station. It is located on Broad Street and close to tourist attractions such as the African American Museum of Philadelphia and the Rodin Museum. However, the station also has a reputation for being unsafe. It may be better to exit on the 30th Street Station, which is constantly monitored and protected by the police and Amtrak security.

In Baltimore, you will be getting off at Baltimore Penn Station. One of the oldest and most beautiful stations in the Country. It offers a good choice of activities and is near Baltimore tourist attractions. Located only half a mile from downtown and the inner harbor, the station is also a stroll away from the vibrant Charles North neighborhood. Besides its stunning architecture, the area is home to multiple art and entertainment venues. Visit the American Visionary Art Museum to explore beautiful and inspiring artwork from unconventional artists. Catch a show at the Everyman Theatre, a cozy venue featuring Broadway plays and concerts. 

So if you're planning to travel to Baltimore from Philadelphia by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of destinations across rail, bus, and flight to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport between Philadelphia and Baltimore.

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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 Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD, 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 Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD.

Always check special offers

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.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

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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The cheapest Philadelphia, PA - Baltimore, MD train tickets can be found for as low as $10.08 if you’re lucky, or $35.88 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $75.95.

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When travelling to Baltimore, MD 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!

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Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
10.11kg
Bus
10.83kg
Flight
28.88kg
Car
23.11kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD are 10.11kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD? By taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD you will save 18.77kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.72kg compared to a bus and 13kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD?
A train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD is $83.27. 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 $10.36.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD is $10.36. 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 Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD by train?
Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD is 89.73 mi.
How long does the train between Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD take?
Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD is on average 3 hr 11 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 4 min.
How many train connections per day go from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD?
Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD leave?
The earliest train from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD departs at 1:50 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 Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD depart?
The latest train from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD departs at 11:42 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 Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD 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 $10.36 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 Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Philadelphia, PA to go to Baltimore, MD.
What's the fastest journey time between Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD is 1 hr 4 min.
Is there a direct train from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD?
Yes, there is a direct train between Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD.
What are the CO2 emissions for Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD by train?
The train journey from Philadelphia, PA to Baltimore, MD creates 10.11kg of CO2 emissions.

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