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Cary - Alexandria Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Cary to Alexandria. Traveling by train from Cary to Alexandria usually takes around 6 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 6 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance229 mi (368 km)
Fastest train6h 7m
Lowest price$60.40
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carolinian
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Cary to Alexandria

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Paul

November 29, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Bargain, reliable, pretty much on time. Cons: It's a slow trip, but I guess that's just the way it is,. Tips: Pack light!

Pros: Bargain, reliable, pretty much on time. Cons: It's a slow trip, but I guess that's just the way it is,. Tips: Pack light!

4.0

Tadesse

September 14, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: It nice. Cons: need WIFI. Tips: travel with train.

Pros: It nice. Cons: need WIFI. Tips: travel with train.

4.0

Samia

September 6, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: ** time to read/reflect/relax ** scenery **real time Google-map-geography lesson ** sense of time travel. Cons: **clean windows so we can see outside better ** steep steps onto the train ** faster trains. Tips: Great overall experience Good value for money ...

Pros: ** time to read/reflect/relax ** scenery **real time Google-map-geography lesson ** sense of time travel. Cons: **clean windows so we can see outside better ** steep steps onto the train ** faster trains. Tips: Great overall experience Good value for money Time to get some work done, too!

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5.0

Carol

September 10, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: I am handicapped and was taken care of so well. I don’t think I’ll ever fly again. The staff was wonderful to me. Cons: Bathrooms get dirty way to fast.

Pros: I am handicapped and was taken care of so well. I don’t think I’ll ever fly again. The staff was wonderful to me. Cons: Bathrooms get dirty way to fast.

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

In the last month, $73.23 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary to Alexandria. 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 $66.96 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$116$77$39AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Cary to Alexandria will vary between C$66 and C$100. Planning a train trip to Alexandria within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Cary over the next 7 days is C$66. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$96$77$58$39$19SONDJFMAMJJA

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Cary to Alexandria by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$71 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Cary to Alexandria in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$96 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

$129$103$77$51$263020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Alexandria from Cary will be about C$66.96 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Cary to Alexandria?

There are 3 train lines with service from Cary to Alexandria. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak19h 46m$133.03
Amtrak Carolinian16h 13m$77.86
Amtrak Silver Service16h 7m$91.17
  • 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 Alexandria every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $69.

  • 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 Alexandria, 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 6 hours and 13 minutes.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    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 Alexandria start from $60 and the average train journey lasts about 6 hours and 7 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Cary and Alexandria is approximately 229 miles, or 368 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 7 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Cary to Alexandria on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday 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 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 Alexandria?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Alexandria. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Alexandria 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.

Alexandria

Alexandria is a charming, historic city in Virginia, located just a few miles south of Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River. Alexandria's Old Town entrances visitors with its preserved brick sidewalks and 18th-century homes and buildings; you'll feel transported to the era of the city's founding in 1749. This quarter, especially along King Street, features boutiques, restaurants, and antique shops in quaint, intimate settings.

Thanks to its vicinity to the capital, Alexandria boasts a unique food scene with many high-class restaurants for you to enjoy. The most popular local establishments include The Warehouse, Chart House, and Chadwicks. You can even dine in Gadsby's Tavern, a favorite of some of the nation's founders in the 1780s, and learn more about early American life in the adjacent Gadsby's Tavern Museum.

Washington, D.C. and all its travel connections are only a water taxi away, but the city is also well-served by transportation options directly out of Alexandria. Intercity Amtrak routes regularly arrive at Alexandria Union Station, including the Northeast Regional, Silver Service, Crescent, Cardinal, and Carolinian. The two nearest airports to the city are the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the Washington Dulles International Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cary?

Main departure station: 211 N Academy St

There is one train station in Cary.

All train stations in Cary:

  • 211 N Academy St

Where is the train station in Alexandria?

Main arrival station: 110 Callahan Dr

Alexandria has one train station.

Train stations in Alexandria:

  • 110 Callahan Dr

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