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There are 5 ways to get from Baltimore to Reading by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Station to Downingtown
  3. Take a taxi from Downingtown to Reading

$206 - $397

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Bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa 1002 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Reading, PA Philadelphia

$41 - $71

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 10m

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

$104 - $242

Drive  •  1h 54m

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Reading 106.4 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  2h 43m

  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 - $16 and takes 1h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore to Reading is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 54m.

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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 via Philadelphia, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between Baltimore and Reading is 81 miles. The road distance is 106.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Reading without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3h 9m and costs $200 - $400.

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It takes approximately 3h 9m 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 30m and costs $40 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 2h 43m.

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

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Baltimore to Reading bus services, operated by Bieber Transportation Group, arrive at Reading, PA station.

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Map of how to get from Baltimore to Reading.
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  • Distance: 81.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 9m

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 in around 6h 30m. 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
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Bieber Transportation Group
Phone
+1 610-683-7333
Email
tourways@biebergroup.com
Website
biebergroup.com
Bus from 30th St. Station to Reading, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Bieber Transportation Group
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Reading, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Bieber Transportation Group
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
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Other operators
Taxi from Downingtown to Reading
Ave. Duration
39m
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Yes, the driving distance between Baltimore to Reading is 106 miles. It takes approximately 1h 54m 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 31+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Baltimore Airport is to tram which takes 29m and costs $2.

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