There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Towson by train, tram, bus, 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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Train, tram  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the tram from MT ROYAL & LT RAIL STAT nb to LUTHERVILLE & LT RAIL STAT nb Light Raillink

$61 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Baltimore Downtown, Md 1002 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Um Medical Center On-Street Stop to YORK RD & PENNSYLVANIA AVE nb CityLink RED

$13 - $32

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Washington to Towson 47.8 miles

$210 - $250

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Towson 47.8 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Towson. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at YORK RD & PENNSYLVANIA AVE nb via HAINES ST & WARNER ST eb and Um Medical Center On-Street Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Washington and Towson is 42 miles. The road distance is 47.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Towson without a car is to train and tram which takes 1 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to get from Washington to Towson, including transfers.

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

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Washington to Towson bus services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at YORK RD & PENNSYLVANIA AVE nb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Towson is 48 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Washington to Towson.

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There are 157+ hotels available in Towson. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Towson.
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  • Distance: 42.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 7 min

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

You can take a bus from Washington to Towson via Baltimore Downtown, Md, HAINES ST & WARNER ST eb, PACA ST & SARATOGA ST fs nb, and Um Medical Center On-Street Stop in around 2 h 30 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
Tram from MT ROYAL & LT RAIL STAT nb to LUTHERVILLE & LT RAIL STAT nb
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
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 5 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from Um Medical Center On-Street Stop to YORK RD & PENNSYLVANIA AVE nb
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Other operators
Taxi from Washington to Towson
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$210 - $250
Red Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-285-1632
Website
redcabdc.com
https://dfhv.dc.gov/
Website
dfhv.dc.gov
Mats DC
Phone
+1 202-480-6807
Website
dcmats.com
Yellow Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-544-1212
Website
dcyellowcab.com

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