COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in United States. Learn More.

There are 10 ways to get from Baltimore to Boston by plane, train, bus, subway or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Baltimore to Boston  •  3h 14m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Boston (BOS) BWI - BOS

$49 - $259

Cheapest option

Bus via New York  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore to 36th St & 11th Ave NY Greenbelt
  2. Take the bus from 36th St & 11th Ave NY to Boston South Buses Boston

$38 - $57

8 alternative options

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Boston  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Boston (BOS) DCA - BOS

$105 - $308

Fly Baltimore to Manchester, bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Manchester (MHT) BWI - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

$244 - $623

Train, subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Boston  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to ROSSLYN station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Boston (BOS) IAD - BOS

$93 - $442

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Boston  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS) PHL - BOS

$102 - $346

Fly Baltimore to Providence, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Providence (PVD) BWI - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to South Station

$151 - $824

Train  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$50 - $190

Bus  •  10h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore to Boston N2605 / ...

Drive  •  7h 6m

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Boston 398.5 miles

$35 - $60

Baltimore to Boston by trains

The train journey time between Baltimore and Boston is around 7h 12m and covers a distance of around 416 miles. The fastest train normally takes 6h 11m. Operated by Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Baltimore to Boston train service departs from Baltimore Penn Station and arrives in Boston South Station. Typically 82 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 12m
Fastest train time:
6h 11m
Trains per week:
82
Cheapest price:
$50
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:30
Last train departs at:
22:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Baltimore to Boston train schedules

Baltimore → Boston
Fully open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in United States

2m

Recommended

Travel within United States

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
Nationwide control measures in place

COVID-19 help in United States

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

Explore travel options

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Boston is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Boston is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Boston is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Baltimore to Boston is to bus via New York, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 9h 10m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Baltimore to Boston is to fly which costs $45 - $260 and takes 3h 14m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Baltimore to Boston. However, there are services departing from Baltimore and arriving at Boston South Buses via 36th St & 11th Ave NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 10m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Baltimore Penn Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 25m.

More details

The distance between Baltimore and Boston is 361 miles. The road distance is 398.5 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Baltimore to Boston without a car is to train which takes 6h 25m and costs $50 - $190.

More details

It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from Baltimore to Boston, including transfers.

More details

Baltimore to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Baltimore station.

More details

Baltimore to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Baltimore Penn Station.

More details

The best way to get from Baltimore to Boston is to fly which takes 3h 14m and costs $45 - $260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $190 and takes 6h 25m, you could also bus via New York, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 9h 10m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Baltimore to Boston.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 361.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 14m

What companies run services between Baltimore, MD, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways and two other airlines fly from Baltimore to Boston hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Baltimore Penn Station to Boston South Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6h 25m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Baltimore to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Flights from Baltimore to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Baltimore to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $85
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $190
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$85 - $190
Business Class Seat
$140 - $250
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Providence to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from PENN STATION MARC sb to NEW CARROLLTON MARC sb
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
More information at
Maryland Transit
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Baltimore to 36th St & 11th Ave NY
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 36th St & 11th Ave NY to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
boltbus.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Baltimore to Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

Search flights

Baltimore to Boston bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

More details

Baltimore to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Baltimore to Boston is 399 miles. It takes approximately 7h 6m to drive from Baltimore to Boston.

Get driving directions

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Baltimore Airport to Boston Airport.

Search flights

Book your Baltimore to Boston train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

There are 387+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Baltimore to Baltimore Airport is to tram which takes 27 min and costs $2.

More details