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Train Information to Philadelphia from Baltimore, MD

distanceDistance89 miles (144 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 16 min
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia cover the 89 miles (144 km) long route taking on average 1 h 16 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available.

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Train between Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia with Amtrak

Travel on Amtrak trains between Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.


Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia.

Amtrak tickets between Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with Amtrak between Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Amtrak train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 89 miles (144 km) route. You can also see relevant travel information for the Amtrak train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Amtrak Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Amtrak train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Philadelphia with Amtrak!

These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Trains from Baltimore to Philadelphia

traveling by train from Baltimore to Philadelphia is a breeze with frequent trains running from early morning until late at night every day. Passengers can expect journey times ranging from 1 hour to 1 hour and 33 minutes, depending on the departure station. A daily schedule of 36 trains making the 94.5-mile (152 kilometer) journey means taking a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia is a convenient option for traveling between the two major US cities. The main stations at both ends of this journey are centrally located transport hubs offering the amenities and public transport connections typical of major train stations.

Which train companies travel from Baltimore to Philadelphia?

Amtrak provides the service for this route, with a range of eight carriers offering daily schedules. The express service is the Amtrak Acela, which has fewer stops and a top speed of 150 mph. The Acela is the fastest train from Baltimore to Philadelphia with a one-hour journey time. The most frequent service is the Amtrak Northeast Regional offering trains from Baltimore to Philadelphia 18 times a day. Most Amtrak carriers on this route provide free WiFi on board and offer a café service. The route runs along the busiest passenger rail line in the country, the Northeast Corridor. Baltimore and Philadelphia are two of the 500-plus destinations Amtrak covers across the US and Canada.

How long is the train ride from Baltimore to Philadelphia?

The journey between Baltimore and Philadelphia covers 94.5 miles (152 kilometers). The fastest trip takes 1 hour on the Amtrak Acela express service. The slowest journey is still pretty quick and takes up to 1 hour and 16 minutes. Services departing from Baltimore's BWI Marshall Airport add an extra 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the journey and range from 1 hour and 13 minutes to 1 hour and 33 minutes. An Amtrak train from Baltimore to Philadelphia is a direct journey, so there is no need to worry about transfers along the way.

How many trains are there from Baltimore to Philadelphia?

Travelers catching the train from Baltimore to Philadelphia can choose from 36 Amtrak services every day, with 27 of these services also departing from BWI Marshall Airport. The Northeast Regional service runs 18 times per day, while the Acela express service runs 16 times per day. The timetable begins early in the morning, departing from BWI Marshall Airport at 3:40 a.m. and from Penn Station, Baltimore, at 3:55 a.m. This first train arrives at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station at 5:10 a.m. The last train departs BWI Marshall Airport at 10:08 p.m. and Penn Station at 10:25 p.m., arriving in Philadelphia just before midnight at 11:39 p.m. For passengers traveling further to North Philadelphia, there is one service available each day, departing BWI Marshall airport at 5:19 a.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Baltimore to Philadelphia?

Departure station: Baltimore's Penn Station is the city's main transport hub. Located in Baltimore's midtown, Penn Station is 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) north of the Inner Harbor historic seaport. Public transport connections to Penn Station are via several city bus lines or light rail. To reach Penn Station from the Inner Harbor it is a 17-minute bus ride or a 35-minute walk, and a 25-minute walk or 15-minute bus or light rail ride from downtown. BWI Marshall Airport is the busiest airport in Maryland, located nine miles south of Baltimore. For travelers landing at this airport before catching a train, there are free shuttles between the airport terminal and this station that operate every 6-8 minutes (every 25 minutes from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.). Both of these Baltimore departure stations provide facilities and amenities including food and drink kiosks, restrooms, ATMs, ticket sales offices, and elevator access. Penn Station also offers Amtrak WiFi.

Arrival station: 30th Street Station is Philadelphia's main train station and the third-busiest Amtrak train station. travelers arriving at 30th Street Station end their journey in the University City neighborhood, just over the Schuylkill River on the western edge of Center City district. From here it is a short public transport trip or a 30-minute walk to the city center. Connecting to public transport after getting off the train from Baltimore to Philadelphia is simple with plenty of public transport options available including subway, trolley, bus and regional rail. The 30th Street Station building is one of Philadelphia's iconic historical landmarks. It offers all the necessary facilities and conveniences, including Amtrak WiFi and a Metropolitan Lounge.

Travel Tips

Trains from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia
Travel by train to Philadelphia easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia.
How far is Philadelphia from Baltimore, MD by train?
You should expect to travel around 89 miles (144 km)  from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia by train.
How many hours is the train time to Philadelphia from Baltimore, MD?
The Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia train duration is on average 1 h 16 min, which is to be expected when traveling 89 miles (144 km) to Philadelphia from Baltimore, MD. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train companies can take me to Philadelphia from Baltimore, MD?
For the trip from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct train from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia?
Yes, you can search for direct trains from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia on Omio with Amtrak or Amtrak, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
What are the first and last departure train times from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Baltimore, MD at 2: 53 PM. The last train leaves from Baltimore, MD at 10: 50 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Baltimore, MD to Philadelphia and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.