There are 7 ways to get from Baltimore to Reading by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Norristown  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Norristown T.C.
  3. Take the bus from Birdsboro, PA to Reading - BARTA Transportation Center

$35 - $92

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Reading, PA OurBus

$51 - $110

Train, bus #2  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia PA: 30 Street Station to Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center Philadelphia PA – Allentown PA – Reading PA

$63 - $117

Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa 1002 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia PA: Greyhound Terminal to Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center Philadelphia PA – Allentown PA – Reading PA

$52 - $59

Bus via Baltimore Penn Station  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia Megabus Stop
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia PA: 30 Street Station to Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center Philadelphia PA – Allentown PA – Reading PA

$47 - $51

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Reading 106.1 miles

$10 - $15

Fly  •  2h 57m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Lancaster (LNS) BWI - LNS

$99 - $137

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The cheapest way to get from Baltimore to Reading is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore to Reading is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Baltimore to Reading. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Downtown, Md and arriving at Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center via Philadelphia PA: Greyhound Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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The distance between Baltimore and Reading is 81 miles. The road distance is 106.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Reading without a car is to train and bus via Norristown which takes 3h 57m and costs $35 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Baltimore to Reading, including transfers.

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Baltimore to Reading bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Reading is to bus which takes 6h and costs $50 - $60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 2h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Lancaster Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Baltimore to Reading bus services, operated by Clydesdale Bus, arrive at Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center station.

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Map of how to get from Baltimore to Reading.
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  • Distance: 81.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Baltimore, MD, USA and Reading, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Baltimore to Reading via Philadelphia, Pa and Philadelphia PA: Greyhound Terminal in around 6h. Alternatively, Southern Airways Express flies from Baltimore to Reading twice daily.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $85
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Norristown T.C.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
septa.org
Bus operators
Barta Bus
Phone
610-921-0601
Email
barta@bartabus.com
Website
bartabus.com
Bus from Birdsboro, PA to Reading - BARTA Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bartabus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Reading, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Book at
ourbus.com
Clydesdale Bus
Phone
+1-800-428-1942
Email
hello@clydesdalebus.com
Website
clydesdalebus.com
Bus from Philadelphia PA: 30 Street Station to Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
clydesdalebus.com
Book at
clydesdalebus.com
Bus from Philadelphia PA: Greyhound Terminal to Reading PA: BARTA Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
clydesdalebus.com
Book at
clydesdalebus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia Megabus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
boltbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Baltimore to Reading is 106 miles. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Baltimore to Reading.

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Lancaster Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Baltimore Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs $2.

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