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

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Train via Washington  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Roanoke to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station Acela / ...

$86 - $190

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Bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Roanoke to Richmond "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Richmond to Baltimore Downtown "Greyhound"

$47 - $65

6 alternative options

Train  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the train from Roanoke to Baltimore Penn Station Northeast Regional

$65 - $140

Drive  •  4h 45m

  1. Drive from Roanoke to Baltimore 272.3 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Roanoke to Washington Dulles, subway, train  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Roanoke (ROA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) ROA - IAD
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to METRO CENTER station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station

$136 - $381

Drive to Lewisburg, fly to Washington Dulles, train  •  4h 52m

  1. Drive from Roanoke to Lewisburg
  2. Fly from Lewisburg (LWB) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LWB - IAD
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station

$121 - $467

Fly Roanoke to Philadelphia, train  •  5h 2m

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

$167 - $406

Train to Charlottesville, fly to Washington Dulles, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Roanoke to Charlottesville
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Washington Dulles (IAD) CHO - IAD
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station

$201 - $690

Roanoke to Baltimore by train

The train journey time between Roanoke and Baltimore is around 6h 14m and covers a distance of around 266 miles. The fastest train normally takes 6h 12m. Operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional and Amtrak, the Roanoke to Baltimore train service departs from Roanoke and arrives in Baltimore Penn Station. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 14m
Fastest train time:
6h 12m
Train distance:
266 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$98
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:20
Last train departs at:
08:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Roanoke to Baltimore train schedules

Roanoke → Baltimore
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The cheapest way to get from Roanoke to Baltimore is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Roanoke to Baltimore is to fly and subway and train which costs $130 - $390 and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Roanoke to Baltimore. However, there are services departing from Roanoke and arriving at Baltimore Downtown via Richmond. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roanoke and arriving at Baltimore Penn Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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It is 229 miles from Roanoke to Baltimore. It is approximately 272.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Roanoke to Baltimore without a car is to train via Washington which takes 5h 56m and costs $85 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from Roanoke to Baltimore, including transfers.

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

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Roanoke to Baltimore train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Roanoke station.

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The best way to get from Roanoke to Baltimore is to train via Washington which takes 5h 56m and costs $85 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $65 and takes 8h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Roanoke to Baltimore.
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  • Distance: 229.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 56m

What companies run services between Roanoke, VA, USA and Baltimore, MD, USA?

You can take a train from Roanoke to Baltimore via Washington Union Station in around 5h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Roanoke to Baltimore via Richmond in around 8h 35m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Roanoke to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Lewisburg to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Roanoke to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Charlottesville to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Roanoke to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $500
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 Roanoke to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Roanoke to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$65 - $140
Business Class Seat
$100 - $190
Train from Philadelphia to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $85
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Train from Roanoke to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $140
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 Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
32 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 Philadelphia to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to METRO CENTER station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Roanoke to Richmond
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Richmond to Baltimore Downtown
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60

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The quickest flight from Roanoke Airport to Washington Dulles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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

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Roanoke to Baltimore train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Baltimore Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Roanoke to Baltimore is 272 miles. It takes approximately 4h 45m to drive from Roanoke to Baltimore.

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United Airlines offers flights from Roanoke Airport to Washington Dulles Airport.

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