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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Greensboro to Durham. Traveling by train from Greensboro to Durham usually takes around one hour and 54 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 58 minutes.

Distance50 mi (81 km)
Fastest train0h 58m
Lowest price$12.89
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Greensboro to Durham

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Catherine

April 23, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: I love being able to read or just relax without dealing with traffic. Cons: More trains to choose from. I go back and forth from Durham to Winston-Salem fairly often. Having more trains/times (and a direct line to Winston-Salem) would be great!

Pros: I love being able to read or just relax without dealing with traffic. Cons: More trains to choose from. I go back and forth from Durham to Winston-Salem fairly often. Having more trains/times (and a direct line to Winston-Salem) would be great!

5.0

Garry

March 5, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: Great train ride with respect and leadership. Cons: Train pick up in front of customers. Tips: Better than driving.

Pros: Great train ride with respect and leadership. Cons: Train pick up in front of customers. Tips: Better than driving.

5.0

Andrea

November 2, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Its was our first time riding a train an we where very excited an nervous but we were very pleased and will be riding in the future

Its was our first time riding a train an we where very excited an nervous but we were very pleased and will be riding in the future

5.0

Sydney

November 7, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: It was a smooth ride & i fell asleep. Cons: The seat kinda hurt my back. Tips: Bring snacks!

Pros: It was a smooth ride & i fell asleep. Cons: The seat kinda hurt my back. Tips: Bring snacks!

4.0

Kathy

September 21, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: I take this trip once a month, going to Durham is good but the return trip, it has only been on time once. The other trips have been late as much as 3 hours. Cons: Let people know when the train will be late by text. Tips: Enjoy the ride.

Pros: I take this trip once a month, going to Durham is good but the return trip, it has only been on time once. The other trips have been late as much as 3 hours. Cons: Let people know when the train will be late by text. Tips: Enjoy the ride.

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

In the last month, $12.89 was the average price of a train ticket from Greensboro to Durham. 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 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $31.17 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$39$26$13JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Greensboro to Durham will vary between C$13 and C$27. Planning a train trip to Durham within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Greensboro over the next 7 days is C$13. 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

$32$26$19$13$6ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Greensboro to Durham by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$14 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Greensboro to Durham in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$19 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

$64$52$39$26$133020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 19 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Durham from Greensboro will be about C$31.17 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Greensboro to Durham?

There are 3 train lines with service from Greensboro to Durham. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak34h 2m$41.42
Amtrak Carolinian11h 0m$12.89
Amtrak Piedmont20h 59m$12.89
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Greensboro to Durham every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $13.

  • 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 Greensboro 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 1 hours and 0 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro to Durham?

The distance between Greensboro and Durham is approximately 50 miles, or 81 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 58 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Durham.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Greensboro to Durham on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday 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 Greensboro at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Greensboro to Durham?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Durham. 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 Durham to Greensboro.

City Information

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.

Durham

Durham is a little treasure cove for all fans of history and the United States’ heritage. The first and foremost thing you should try out is go on a hike on one of the city’s iconic trails. For a more traditional hiking experience, try the Eno River Trail. If you wish to enjoy a more unique experience, the American Tobacco Trail will be a better choice, as it follows the old CSX railroad. For those who want to explore the city’s rich history, check out the Stagville Plantation, which is now a museum dedicated to the city’s antebellum history, offering a unique historical perspective.

Durham’s food scene is vibrant and exciting. Fans of seafood will definitely be amazed at how fresh and delicious the seafood at Mateo Bar de Tapas is. If you wish to try out Italian eats with a twist, check out Devil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant.

The main bus station is the Transportation Center located at 515 W Pettigrew St in Downtown Durham. From there, you can take a bus to New York, Richmond, Washington D.C., and dozens of other destinations across the country. The main Amtrak train station in Durham is located around the corner from the bus stop at 601 W Main St. Durham is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian and Piedmont lines. The city’s air services are handled by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 12 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-0

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Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-1

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Main departure 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.

All train stations in Greensboro:

  • Galyon Transportation Center

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

  • Union Station

  • Intermodal Facility

  • 307 South Stonestreet Ave

  • 825 Kemper St

  • 350 Hancock St

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

  • 1120 W Washington St

  • 290 Magnolia St

  • Potomac St & Shenandoah St

  • 116 Industrial Blvd

  • 229 East Martin St

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

  • 1105 Tiger Blvd

Where is the train station in Durham?

601 W Main St  - DNCAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 601 W Main St

In Durham, Amtrak’s train station is at 601 W Main St, in a historic brick warehouse originally constructed in 1897. The Carolinian line from Charlotte to New York and the Piedmont line from Charlotte to Raleigh both stop at this station in Durham. Inside the station, passengers are greeted by high ceilings (this was once a warehouse, after all!) and can find restrooms, long benches for seating, and Amtrak staff. The same building also hosts an Italian restaurant and pool hall around the corner, and several more restaurants are within a one-block walk. You can even check out the Museum of Durham History on Main St, too. The Durham Amtrak station is located in the city center, close to Duke University and Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Train stations in Durham:

  • 601 W Main St

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