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There are 8 ways to get from Raleigh to Baltimore by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Baltimore  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Baltimore (BWI) RDU - BWI

$89 - $245

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Washington
  2. Take the train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to PENN STATION MARC nb Marc

$32 - $51

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Fly to Reagan Washington, train  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Reagan Washington (DCA) RDU - DCA
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station

$146 - $400

Fly to Washington Dulles, subway, train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Washington Dulles (IAD) RDU - IAD
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station

$152 - $447

Train via Washington Union Station  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station Acela Express / ...

$108 - $295

Train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Baltimore Penn Station Silver Star / ...

$55 - $150

Bus  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va 1014 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Baltimore Downtown, Md 1002 / ...

$40 - $96

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Baltimore 302.1 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Baltimore is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Baltimore is to fly which costs $85 - $250 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Baltimore. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Baltimore Downtown, Md via Raleigh, Nc and Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Baltimore Penn Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Baltimore is 269 miles. The road distance is 302.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Baltimore without a car is to train which takes 6 h 46 min and costs $100 - $300.

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Raleigh to Baltimore, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Baltimore bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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Raleigh to Baltimore train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Raleigh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Baltimore is to fly which takes 3 h 9 min and costs $85 - $250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $300 and takes 6 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs $40 - $100 and takes 8 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Baltimore.
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  • Distance: 268.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Baltimore, MD, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Raleigh to Baltimore every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Raleigh to Baltimore via Washington Union Station in around 6 h 46 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
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 Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $360
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to PENN STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Baltimore Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Raleigh to Baltimore bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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Raleigh to Baltimore train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Baltimore Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Baltimore is 302 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to drive from Raleigh to Baltimore.

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Baltimore Airport.

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There are 211+ hotels available in Baltimore. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $3.

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