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Old 07-27-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I live in Arlington,VA (right on the Orange Line) and will be going to visit a friend in Baltimore this coming weekend. Going to my first Orioles game ever!!

What is the best way to get from Arlington to Baltimore (on a Saturday around 10 AM) via public transit?

I was thinking of taking the Metro to Union Station in DC, then getting on a MARC or Amtrak train, but haven't done that yet. Also I'm wondering if I should buy MARC/Amtrak tickets ahead of time, or will it be fine to just buy them @ Union Station...
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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I live in Arlington,VA (right on the Orange Line) and will be going to visit a friend in Baltimore this coming weekend. Going to my first Orioles game ever!!

What is the best way to get from Arlington to Baltimore (on a Saturday around 10 AM) via public transit?

I was thinking of taking the Metro to Union Station in DC, then getting on a MARC or Amtrak train, but haven't done that yet. Also I'm wondering if I should buy MARC/Amtrak tickets ahead of time, or will it be fine to just buy them @ Union Station...
DC guy,

MARC does not operate on the weekends, but here is the Amtrak schedule from Union Station to BWI:

Amtrak - Reservations - Fare Finder
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Thanks! $14.00 sounds like a fair price.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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DC guy,

MARC does not operate on the weekends, but here is the Amtrak schedule from Union Station to BWI:

Amtrak - Reservations - Fare Finder

The odd thing about this is that Amtrak has Regionals that service Alexandria.. which is closer to Arlington than Union Station.. However; most trains, that I am aware of, from Alexandria north are delayed in DC in order to change the locomotives from diesel to electric to run in the NE Corridor.. By the time they do all of that you could have been gotten to Union Station.. had a drink or two and then boarded then train....

I would buy it online so you can just pick it up at a quik tix machine and be on your way.. using the credit card u purchased it with. Also, once you get to Bal Penn.. you could take the Penn Shuttle Light Rail from Bal Penn down to Camden Yards...buck sixty each way..... Enjoy...
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