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Washington DC-Charlotte Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Charlotte?

Lowest price$92.83
Fastest train7h 50m
Trains per day1
Train lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Washington DC to Charlotte?

In the last month, $93.53 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Charlotte, NC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $96.21 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Washington DC to Charlotte?

The distance between Washington DC and Charlotte is approximately 330 miles, or 530 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 50 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 Washington DC to Charlotte are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Washington DC at 11:00am and arrives in Charlotte around 7 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Washington DC 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 Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Charlotte for $62.72.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Charlotte?

2 train services operate from Washington, District of Columbia to Charlotte, North Carolina. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian19h 50m$105.98
Amtrak Crescent17h 50m$124.32

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Washington DC to Charlotte start from $93, and on average cost $106. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Charlotte. Amtrak Carolinian in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Charlotte trains arrive at 1914 N Tryon St, From Washington DC to Charlotte train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 9 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Charlotte faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Charlotte on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $112 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Washington DC to Charlotte start from $93, and on average cost $124. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Charlotte. Amtrak Crescent in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Charlotte trains arrive at 1914 N Tryon St, From Washington DC to Charlotte train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 7 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Charlotte on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $125 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Charlotte

Average prices by travel date

$113$75$38AprApr

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25MJJASONDJFMA

Prices as travel date approaches

$157$125$94$63$313020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Washington, DC to Charlotte, NC

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Marquitta

December 5, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: The train announcements were excellent. Rested well knowing that staff was alert. Cons: Bathroom checks for restock and cleaning would be appreciated. Pros: The train announcements were excellent. Rested well knowing that staff was alert. Cons: Bathroom checks for restock and cleaning would be appreciated.

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