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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Charlotte to Newark?

Lowest price$126.69
Fastest train11h 39m
Trains per day2
Train lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Charlotte to Newark 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.

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

In the last month, $136.08 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Newark, NJ. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. 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 $133.82 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to Newark?

The distance between Charlotte and Newark is approximately 526 miles, or 846 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 39 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?

Trains from Charlotte to Newark 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 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 Charlotte at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. 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 Charlotte to Newark?

Trains leave the station in Charlotte twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Newark faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newark to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Newark for $94.08.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Newark?

There are 3 train lines with service from Charlotte, North Carolina to Newark, New Jersey. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak114h 29m$195.87
Amtrak Carolinian113h 27m$154.19
Amtrak Crescent111h 39m$170.05

Amtrak train tickets from Charlotte to Newark start from $142, and on average cost $196. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Newark. Amtrak in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Newark trains arrive at Newark Intl Airport, From Charlotte to Newark train travel on Amtrak takes 14 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 11 hours and 39 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Newark on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $247 for a one-way weekend reservation from Charlotte.

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Charlotte to Newark start from $127, and on average cost $154. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Newark. Amtrak Carolinian in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station, From Charlotte to Newark train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 13 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 11 hours and 39 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Newark on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $163 for a one-way weekend reservation from Charlotte.

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Charlotte to Newark start from $127, and on average cost $170. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Newark. Amtrak Crescent in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station, From Charlotte to Newark train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 11 hours and 39 minutes.

Price trends for trains from Charlotte to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$188$125$63AprApr

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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