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Cary-Raleigh Train Schedule
There are 5 daily trains from Cary to Raleigh. Traveling by train from Cary to Raleigh usually takes around 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 18 minutes.
|Distance||8 mi (13 km)|
|Fastest train||0h 18m|
|Trains per day||5|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Piedmont|
What is the price of a train ticket from Cary to Raleigh?
In the last month, C$4.58 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary, NC to Raleigh, 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$4.62 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Raleigh from Cary is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$5 regardless of the day you pick to travel.
Monthly average prices
Prices as travel date approaches
Since the average price of train trips from Cary to Raleigh 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 Raleigh?
There are 4 train lines with service from Cary, North Carolina to Raleigh, North Carolina. Amtrak Piedmont is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Carolinian||1||0h 19m||$4.73|
|Amtrak Piedmont||2||0h 18m||$4.72|
|Amtrak Silver Service||1||0h 26m||$7.11|
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 Raleigh every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $4.
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 Raleigh, 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 19 minutes.
Amtrak Silver Service
The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Cary to Raleigh start from $4 and the average train journey lasts about 0 hours and 26 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Cary to Raleigh 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 Raleigh?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Cary to Raleigh are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Raleigh?
Where is the train station in Cary?
There is one train station in Cary.
Where is the train station in Raleigh?
Raleigh has one train station.
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