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City Information

A mecca for fans of speed in general and for NASCAR in particular, Charlotte is a burgeoning urban center that still retains its southern charm. Even if you are not a hardcore fan of NASCAR, it is still worth taking the time to check it out. Housing more than just plaques dedicated to legendary drivers, the museum also features high-tech exhibits, as well as racing simulators to keep you enthralled. If cars are not your thing, the bustling Uptown area, which houses the city’s top museums such as Discovery Place or Mint Museum Uptown, will offer a day’s worth of interesting facts to enjoy. When you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of Uptown, Freedom Park, located about three miles north of the city center, provides a natural refuge where you can recover.

Charlotte’s food scene is brimming with life, as modernized Southern staples take the city by storm. Perhaps the best place to enjoy the tastiest Southern dishes in town is at Price’s Chicken Coop. If you are looking to enjoy some fine barbecues, Midwood Smokehouse or Noble Smoke might have what you need.

Charlotte’s busiest bus station is at W 4th St in the heart of the city, offering bus trips by several carriers like Greyhound and Jefferson Lines to other cities such as Richmond or New York. The city is served by three Amtrak lines: the Crescent, the Carolinian, and the Piedmont. Travelers can catch these trains at the station on Tryon St in Lockwood. The main airport of the city is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is the sixth-busiest airport in the country. It is located 6 miles from the city center.

Station Information

The busiest train station in North Carolina is located at 1914 N Tryon St, slightly northeast of downtown Charlotte. This station is the origin point for the Amtrak Carolinian to New York City and the Amtrak Piedmont to Raleigh. The Amtrak Crescent also stops in Charlotte on its route from New York City to New Orleans. The station has free parking and vending machines onsite, and is close to several stations for the local LYNX light rail.

Popular train stations in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

What train companies travel to Charlotte, North Carolina?

Located in North Carolina, Charlotte is accessible by train from 44 other cities. You can choose from 123 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Charlotte on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Charlotte are also available..

Train companies serving Charlotte

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Crescent328h 16m$120.59
Amtrak Carolinian237h 20m$87.91
Amtrak1819h 23m$136.95
Amtrak Piedmont82h 21m$27.94

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Charlotte?

$8.96 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Charlotte, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Charlotte. In the last month, trains from Kannapolis to Charlotte had the lowest average price at $8.96.

Where is the train station in Charlotte, NC?

The main train station in Charlotte is 1914 N Tryon St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Charlotte.

Which train service has the best service to Charlotte?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Charlotte by train with Amtrak Piedmont giving them a 4.8 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Piedmont had the most comfortable train service to Charlotte taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Piedmont offers. They rate Amtrak Piedmont a 4.2 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Charlotte punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak Piedmont has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Charlotte, rating them a 4.7 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Charlotte, NC?

The closest airport to Charlotte is Charlotte Douglas Intl Airport (CLT), it is located 5.7 miles from the city center of Charlotte.

Is Charlotte a popular train travel destination?

Among train travelers Charlotte is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 173 in United States. Charlotte ranks number 4 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Charlotte via train service. On average 78 direct daily train trips serve Charlotte.

What is the population of Charlotte?

The population of Charlotte is 827097. Charlotte ranks number 2 in terms of population in North Carolina and number 94 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Charlotte cost?

Train tickets to Charlotte range from $9 for a short trip to Charlotte, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Charlotte starts at , and a longer trip by train to Charlotte can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $26 .

What type of traveler does Charlotte attract?

People who take the train to Charlotte are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Charlotte easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Charlotte?

The closest train station to the city center of Charlotte is 1914 N Tryon St, located just 1.5 miles away. Select 1914 N Tryon St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Charlotte. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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