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Atlanta - Charlotte Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Atlanta to Charlotte. Traveling by train from Atlanta to Charlotte usually takes 5 hours and 37 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance226 mi (364 km)
Fastest train5h 37m
Lowest price$78.26
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Atlanta to Charlotte

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

sophie

November 29, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Time ,price,and comfortable seat. Cons: Customer service . Tips: None.

5.0

Kareem

December 29, 2022- Regular commuter

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: On time. Cons: Staff.

5.0

Tennille

October 22, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: I was surprised at my experience due to the reviews. However, my train was on time and we arrived a little sooner than expected. I’ve already mentioned to a few friends that enjoy solo getaways. Cons: I am happy that the employees were very helpful and verbalized directions in person. Very helpful for anyone that may be confused. Tips: Grab a ticket and go!!! See the views along the ride.

5.0

Myron

March 6, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Everything was great!!! Cons: No Improvements needed! Tips: none.

4.0

Caroline

July 2, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Comfortable. Plenty of leg room. Cons: Being on time. Enforcing rules.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Atlanta to Charlotte was $93.79. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 28 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $59.30 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

$165$110$55JulAug

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Atlanta to Charlotte will cost between $78 and $159. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

$103$82$62$41$21ASONDJFMAMJJ
You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Atlanta to Charlotte, with the average price at just $74. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in June, when the average price goes up to $88. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$172$137$103$69$343020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Atlanta to Charlotte, book online with Wanderu at least 28 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $59.30 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Atlanta to Charlotte?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Atlanta to Charlotte. 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 Crescent15h 37m$102.45
  • 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 Atlanta to Charlotte take about 5 hours and 37 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $78.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Atlanta and Charlotte is approximately 226 miles, or 364 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 37 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Atlanta to Charlotte on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Atlanta at 11:00pm and arrives in Charlotte around 5 hours later.

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 Atlanta.

City Information

Atlanta

Atlanta, GA - ATL-0

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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

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 Atlanta?

Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW - ATLAMT-0

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Main departure station: Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

Located at 1688 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills neighborhood, the historic two-track Peachtree Train Station opened in 1918 in the style of an Italian Renaissance pavilion. The station, which is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, features classic pilasters and columns. More than 70,000 passengers travel on Amtrak’s Crescent train services from Peachtree Station to major destinations including New Orleans, New York, and Washington D.C. Within the station building are two waiting rooms, restrooms, vending machines, and a ticket sales office. The station has accessible entrances and limited paid parking.

All train stations in Atlanta:

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

1914 N Tryon St - CLTAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 1914 N Tryon St

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.

Train stations in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

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