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There are 5 ways to get from UNION STATION station to Penn Station by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train via Washington Union Station

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

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

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  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Baltimore

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UNION STATION station to Penn Station by walk and train

The journey time between UNION STATION station and Penn Station is around 38 min and covers a distance of around 41 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 29 min. Operated by Amtrak Acela Express, Amtrak Northeast Regional and Amtrak, the UNION STATION station to Penn Station service departs from UNION STATION station and arrives in Baltimore Penn Station. Typically 186 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
38 min
Fastest journey time:
29 min
Journey distance:
41 miles
Services per week:
186
Cheapest price:
$13
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:45
Last service departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

UNION STATION station to Penn Station walk and train schedules

UNION STATION station → Penn Station
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Penn Station is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Penn Station is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Penn Station is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from UNION STATION station to Penn Station is to drive, which costs $3 - $6 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from UNION STATION station to Penn Station is to train via Washington Union Station which costs $13 - $110 and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, DC - Union Station station and arriving at Baltimore. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Baltimore Penn Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32 min.

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The distance between UNION STATION station and Penn Station is 35 miles. The road distance is 38.4 miles.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Penn Station without a car is to train via Washington Union Station which takes 36 min and costs $13 - $110.

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The train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station takes 32 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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UNION STATION station to Penn Station bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Washington, DC - Union Station.

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UNION STATION station to Penn Station train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Penn Station is to train via Washington Union Station which takes 36 min and costs $13 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $7 - $8 and takes 1h 9m.

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  • Distance: 35.3 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

What companies run services between UNION STATION station, DC, USA and Penn Station, MD, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 32 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Baltimore every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $8 and the journey takes 59 min.

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
$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 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 Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
43 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

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 Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 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 UNION STATION MARC Washington to PENN STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $10
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Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$3 - $5
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Website
boltbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from UNION STATION station to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Yellow Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-544-1212
Website
dcyellowcab.com
Red Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-285-1632
Website
redcabdc.com
Mats DC
Phone
+1 202-480-6807
Website
dcmats.com
https://dfhv.dc.gov/
Website
dfhv.dc.gov

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UNION STATION station to Penn Station bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Baltimore station.

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UNION STATION station to Penn Station train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Baltimore Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between UNION STATION station to Penn Station is 38 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from UNION STATION station to Penn Station.

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