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Sandnjim
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Posted 7 months ago

Hello, my husband and I will be travelling in USA in 2023. Is there a train running between Baltimore and the cruise terminal

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nltrainer
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replied 7 months ago

Which terminal, in what city? USA has 100s of those.
First try a simple google: ┬┤connections to (name of city) cruise terminal. Come back if some nagging problems remain. In general such terminals are not known for having good connections on rail, as demand for that is very limited and most cruise-pax are nearing the age of 100. Pus that Norte-America as such is not really blessed with a lot of good raillinks.

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MisterSteve
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replied 7 months ago

Transport to cruise terminals is always a problem, even in countries with otherwise decent public transport. Many of them are recent, and not very significant conversions of cargo areas in areas where the mass public wouldn't normally be. And they may only be in use for a few days each month. Public transport infrastructure was probably built much earlier and went to where the mass public was then - and needs people every hour at least.

There is an even easier way than Google Search to see whether it exists - Google Maps. Just type in the address of the terminal, the map will show if there is a public transport stop of any kind. In the case of Baltimore the answer is no, looking on the Streetview option of the map it also doesn't seem to have pedestrian access (which is another problem you find at cruise terminals elsewhere). The port or cruise company will probably arrange a shuttle bus specific to the sailing times, which means you won't find a timetable online.

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Sandnjim
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replied 7 months ago

Thank you both for your replies