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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Cary to Durham. Traveling by train from Cary to Durham usually takes around 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 18 minutes.

Distance15 mi (25 km)
Fastest train0h 18m
Lowest price$6.70
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Cary to Durham?

In the last month, C$6.92 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary, NC to Durham, NC. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$0.39 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Cary to Durham by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$7 whenever you decide to board the train to Durham.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Cary to Durham remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Cary to Durham?

There are 3 train lines with service from Cary, North Carolina to Durham, North Carolina. Amtrak Piedmont is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 18m$7.06
Amtrak Carolinian10h 24m$7.06
Amtrak Piedmont20h 18m$7.06
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Cary to Durham every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $7.

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  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    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 runs an average of 1 trips per day between Cary and Durham, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 0 hours and 24 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cary to Durham 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 Cary to Durham?

The distance between Cary and Durham is approximately 15 miles, or 25 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Durham.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Cary to Durham 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?

The earliest train departs Cary at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Cary to Durham?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Cary to Durham.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Durham to Cary.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cary?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Cary.

Where is the train station in Durham?

Arrival stations

Durham has one train station.

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