Baltimore to Alexandria Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $1
Fastest Way Train — 38min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 5 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — train, bus and by car
Distance 41 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Peter Pan / Greyhound, Megabus
Train
$7 · 38min · 11 lb of CO2
BAL to ALX
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Bus
$1 · 50min · 8 lb of CO2
Baltimore to Washington
+4 more options
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Drive
$6 · 1h 1min · 12 lb of CO2
Baltimore to Alexandria

Drive from Baltimore to Alexandria

It's 41 miles between Baltimore to Alexandria. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 1min and 1h 4min from Baltimore to Alexandria under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 7min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Alexandria by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $5.

What is the best way to travel from Baltimore to Alexandria?

The are 8 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Baltimore to Alexandria. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Baltimore towards Washington, as it is the cheapest to Alexandria. It's common to find tickets for as low as $1. Megabus operates from Baltimore to Alexandria, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Baltimore to Alexandria?

The trip to Alexandria is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from Baltimore. The cheapest way to get from Baltimore to Alexandria is $1 and the quickest way takes just 1 hour 19 minutes with the bus. Megabus offers limited service between Alexandria and Baltimore.We recommend booking the trip to Alexandria about one week in advance. Though you might be able to find and book a ticket from Baltimore the day of, it is best to do this earlier as to be sure you have a seat to Alexandria.

Is the train or the bus better from Baltimore to Alexandria VA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Baltimore to Alexandria. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Alexandria is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Baltimore/Alexandria buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Baltimore is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Baltimore MD and Alexandria during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Baltimore to Alexandria? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Alexandria traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Alexandria is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Baltimore to Alexandria?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Baltimore to Alexandria is by bus. The bus costs $1 roughly and will take 1 hour 19 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Baltimore to Alexandria?

Amtrak costs about $28 between Baltimore and Alexandria. In total, the train will take roughly 58 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at BWI BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak, which is 9 miles from Baltimore. Further, once you arrive at ALX Alexandria Amtrak or you will still have 1 miles to Alexandria.

How long does it take from Baltimore to Alexandria by car?

The total distance between Baltimore and Alexandria is 41 miles and will take you about 1 hour 1 minute. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $6.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Baltimore to Alexandria
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Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Amtrak Amtrak from Baltimore to Alexandria
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Peter Pan / Greyhound Peter Pan / Greyhound from Baltimore to Alexandria
Useful Links Coverage Website
Information and Customer Care1-800-343-9999
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Megabus Megabus from Baltimore to Alexandria
Useful Links Reservations Map Baggage Coverage Website
Customer Service877-462-6342
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