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Tuscaloosa-Charlotte Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Tuscaloosa to Charlotte. Traveling by train from Tuscaloosa to Charlotte usually takes around 12 hours and 52 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance409 mi (658 km)
Fastest train12h 52m
Lowest price$100.70
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Tuscaloosa to Charlotte?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Charlotte, North Carolina. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Crescent112h 53m$149.97
  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    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. Train trips from Tuscaloosa to Charlotte take about 12 hours and 53 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $101.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tuscaloosa to Charlotte during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Tuscaloosa to Charlotte?

The distance between Tuscaloosa and Charlotte is approximately 409 miles, or 658 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 52 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Tuscaloosa to Charlotte are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Tuscaloosa at 3:00pm and arrives in Charlotte around 12 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Tuscaloosa to Charlotte?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Charlotte with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Charlotte to Tuscaloosa. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tuscaloosa to Charlotte for $169.93.

City Information

Charlotte

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

Where is the train station in Tuscaloosa?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tuscaloosa.

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Arrival stations

Charlotte has one train station.

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