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There are 6 ways to get from Baltimore to Washington, DC by bus, train, taxi 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.

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Union Station, Washington, DC

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Train #2

  1. Take the train from PENN STATION MARC sb to UNION STATION MARC Washington

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Train via North Capitol Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Baltimore to Washington, DC

Drive

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Washington, DC

Baltimore to Washington, DC by bus and walk

The journey time between Baltimore and Washington, DC is around 54 min and covers a distance of around 37 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 40 min. Operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines and Greyhound USA, the Baltimore to Washington, DC service departs from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD and arrives in Washington, DC. Typically 115 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
54 min
Fastest journey time:
40 min
Journey distance:
37 miles
Services per week:
115
Cheapest price:
$11
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:10
Last service departs at:
23:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Baltimore to Washington, DC bus and walk schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Baltimore to Washington, DC is to drive, which costs $3 - $6 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore to Washington, DC is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD and arriving at Union Station, Washington, DC station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Baltimore Penn Station station and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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The distance between Baltimore and Washington, DC is 35 miles. The road distance is 38.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Washington, DC without a car is to bus which takes 59 min and costs $11 - $17.

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The bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Union Station, Washington, DC takes 40 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Baltimore to Washington, DC bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD station.

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Baltimore to Washington, DC train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Baltimore Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Washington, DC is to bus which takes 59 min and costs $11 - $17. Alternatively, you can train via North Capitol Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW, which costs $14 - $110 and takes 1h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Baltimore to Washington, DC.
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  • Distance: 34.7 miles
  • Duration: 59 min

What companies run services between Baltimore, MD, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Union Station, Washington, DC every 4 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 40 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $75 and the journey takes 44 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$70 - $110
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$70 - $110
Business Seat - Child
$70 - $100
First Class - Adult
$120 - $170
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $170
First Class - Child
$120 - $170
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
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from PENN STATION MARC sb to UNION STATION MARC Washington
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $10
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Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$3 - $5
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD to Union Station, Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
peterpanbus.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 to Washington
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
Other operators
Taxi from Baltimore to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Diamond Cab Taxi
Phone
+1 410-947-3333
Baltimore Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 410-685-1212

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Baltimore to Washington, DC bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Union Station, Washington, DC.

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Baltimore to Washington, DC train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Baltimore to Washington, DC is 38 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Baltimore to Washington, DC.

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