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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.

Recommended option

Train, tram  •  1h 7m

  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  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD Peter Pan
  2. Take the bus from Um Medical Center On-Street Stop to YORK RD & CHESAPEAKE AVE nb CityLink RED

$15 - $27

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 2m

  1. Take a taxi from Washington to Towson 47.8 miles

$210 - $250

Drive  •  1h 2m

  1. Drive from Washington to Towson 47.8 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Towson is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 1h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Towson is to taxi which costs $210 - $250 and takes 1h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington station to Towson. However, there are services departing from Union Station, Washington, DC and arriving at YORK RD & CHESAPEAKE AVE nb via HAINES ST & WARNER ST eb and Um Medical Center On-Street Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 20m.

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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 1h 7m and costs $60 - $160.

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

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Washington to Towson bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Union Station, Washington, DC.

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

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

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There are 179+ hotels available in Towson. Prices start at $67 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: 1h 7m

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

You can take a bus from Washington to Towson via Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD, HAINES ST & WARNER ST eb, PACA ST & SARATOGA ST fs nb, and Um Medical Center On-Street Stop in around 2h 20m.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
32m
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
20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus operators
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
50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
peterpanbus.com
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from Um Medical Center On-Street Stop to YORK RD & CHESAPEAKE AVE nb
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Other operators
Taxi from Washington to Towson
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Estimated price
$210 - $250
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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