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About Greensboro

Consisting mostly of industrial buildings, Greensboro is the type of city that only reveals its charm to those who have given it time. Head over to the Colonial Heritage Center to learn more about the life of the colonists during the first days of the country. The relics here, including the most outstanding collection of colonial-era maps in the country, will certainly leave you satisfied. One of the highlights of the city is the Old Greensborough quarter, which serves as a living time capsule for fans of history. The quarter also hosts some of the best establishments in town, so don’t hesitate to unwind and enjoy a quick bite at a local restaurant. When you need to retreat from the crowd, the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden and Bog Garden, which features artful sculptures, will be a great choice.

Greensboro’s food scene is expanding rapidly and Table 16 is one of the most famous stars of this burgeoning food scene. The menu incorporates locally-grown produce as well as seasonal dishes whenever possible, making it a great place to try out local staples.

Depending on the bus carrier you are going to travel with, there are several bus stops around Greensboro that you could end up departing from or arriving at. The main Amtrak train station in town is the J. Douglas Galyon Depot located in the center of the city. Greensboro is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian, Crescent and Piedmont lines. The airport serving the city is Piedmont Triad International Airport, which is located in Guilford County.

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Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-0

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Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-1

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Built in 1927 as the Greensboro Southern Railway Depot, the Galyon Transportation Center is an intermodal transit facility in Greensboro. An imposing columned entry opens to an airy station with indoor seating, vending machines, and restrooms. Three Amtrak trains serve the iconic station: the Crescent from New Orleans to New York, the Piedmont from Charlotte to Raleigh, and the Carolinian from Charlotte to New York. In addition, FlixBus US stops at the station on several intercity bus routes, and local public transit offers service from the station to stops throughout Greensboro.

Popular train stations in Greensboro:

  • Galyon Transportation Center

What train companies travel to Greensboro, North Carolina?

Located in North Carolina, Greensboro is accessible by train from 104 other cities. You can choose from 208 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Greensboro on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

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

Train companies serving Greensboro

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21616h 41m$193.50
Amtrak Crescent286h 23m$133.88
Amtrak Carolinian235h 49m$78.45
Amtrak Piedmont81h 17m$16.37
Amtrak Northeast Regional31h 16m$14.42
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom.

  • The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian boasts seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car.

  • To accommodate a growing demand for additional train services in North Carolina, the Amtrak Piedmont was established in 1995, offering connections between Charlotte and Raleigh. The route consists of nine stops, with a complete end-to-end trip taking around three hours. The Amtrak Piedmont runs three times daily in either direction. Each train offers WiFi, lavatories, business and coach class seating, and a cafe car to ensure passengers never have to go hungry.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. The Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Which train carrier has the best service to Greensboro?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Greensboro by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.9 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Carolinian had the most comfortable train service to Greensboro taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Carolinian offers. They rate Amtrak Carolinian a 4.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Greensboro punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Greensboro, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$6.79 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Greensboro, 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 Greensboro. In the last month, trains from Burlington to Greensboro had the lowest average price at $6.79. The train from Burlington to Greensboro also tends to start at relatively low prices.

The main train station in Greensboro is Galyon Transportation Center. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Greensboro.

The closest airport to Greensboro is Piedmont Triad Intl Airport (GSO), it is located 8.3 miles from the city center of Greensboro.
Greensboro is the third most popular destination for train trips in North Carolina. It also ranks number 97 in United States. Greensboro ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Greensboro via train service. On average 76 direct daily train trips serve Greensboro.
The population of Greensboro is 285342. Greensboro ranks number 3 in terms of population in North Carolina and number 97 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Greensboro range from $7 for a short trip to Greensboro, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Greensboro starts at , and a longer trip by train to Greensboro 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 $23.
People who take the train to Greensboro 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 Greensboro easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Greensboro is Galyon Transportation Center, located just 0.3 miles away. Select Galyon Transportation Center as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Greensboro. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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