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There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Baltimore by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  32 min

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

$5 - $160

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Baltimore Downtown, Md 1002 / ...

$10 - $22

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Washington to Baltimore 39.3 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Baltimore 39.3 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Baltimore is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Baltimore is to train which costs $5 - $160 and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Baltimore Downtown, Md. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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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 Washington and Baltimore is 36 miles. The road distance is 39.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Baltimore without a car is to train which takes 32 min and costs $5 - $160.

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

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Washington to Baltimore train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Baltimore is to train which takes 32 min and costs $5 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $10 - $22 and takes 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Baltimore.
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  • Distance: 35.7 miles
  • Duration: 32 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to Baltimore hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 32 min. Maryland Transit also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Baltimore every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route every 2 hours.

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
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 Washington, Dc to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
peterpanbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Washington to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
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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Washington to Baltimore bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Baltimore is 39 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Washington to Baltimore.

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