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Cary - Greensboro Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Cary to Greensboro. Traveling by train from Cary to Greensboro usually takes around one hour and 29 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 19 minutes.

Distance60 mi (96 km)
Fastest train1h 19m
Lowest price$14.06
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Cary to Greensboro

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Tamika

May 12, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: The train ride was relaxing. Cons: Dimmer LED lighting. Tips: Pay attention to your stop.

Pros: The train ride was relaxing. Cons: Dimmer LED lighting. Tips: Pay attention to your stop.

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

In the last month, $14.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary to Greensboro. 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 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $1.89 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$19$13$6AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Greensboro from Cary is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$14 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

$64$51$38$26$13SONDJFMAMJJA

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Cary to Greensboro by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$15 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Cary to Greensboro in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$42 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$26$19$13$63020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 13 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Greensboro from Cary will be about C$1.89 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Cary to Greensboro?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 47m$17.46
Amtrak Carolinian11h 29m$14.06
Amtrak Piedmont21h 20m$14.06
  • 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 Greensboro every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $14.

  • 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 Greensboro, 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 1 hours and 29 minutes.

  • Amtrak Piedmont

    Amtrak Piedmont

    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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Cary and Greensboro is approximately 60 miles, or 96 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 19 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Cary to Greensboro 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 Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Cary at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Greensboro?

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

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

City Information

Cary

Cary, NC, US - CYN-0

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Cary is a town in North Carolina's Research Triangle and a fast-growing suburb of Raleigh. Known for its robust dining scene and the sports teams it hosts, Cary is a top destination in the Raleigh-Durham area. North Carolina FC and North Carolina Courage share the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, and the city also hosts the USA Baseball National Training Complex, where you can attend many amateur and pre-professional baseball events throughout the year.

Outdoor enthusiasts can check out hiking and running trails on the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve and American Tobacco Trail, a 22-mile rail-trail from Durham to Wake County.

The city of Cary also features a bustling craft beer scene, best experienced at one of its taverns, pubs, ale houses, or breweries. Fortnight Brewing Company and Bond Brothers Beer Company are two of many to check out. Downtown Cary is a charming neighborhood teeming with cafes, art centers, neighborhood bars, boutique hotels, and outdoor green spaces. Of course, the highlight of any visit to Cary is its dining scene: lick the barbecue sauce from your fingers at Brew N Que or savor a pastry at La Farm Bakery.

Three Amtrak trains, the Carolinian, Piedmont, and Silver Service, stop in Cary on their north-south routes. Train service makes it easy to reach Charlotte, New York, and Miami from Cary. Access intercity bus service in nearby Raleigh, where Greyhound, Tornado Bus, Wanda Coach, and more provide service to destinations throughout the South and the country at large.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cary?

Main departure station: 211 N Academy St

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 7 stops and stations in Cary where you can board the train.

All train stations in Cary:

  • 211 N Academy St

  • 1400 Sligh Blvd

  • 148 W Morse Blvd

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

  • 1300 W Hillsboro Blvd

  • 345 South Congress Ave

  • 850 Pulaski St

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-1

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Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Galyon Transportation Center

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.

Train stations in Greensboro:

  • Galyon Transportation Center

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