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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Greensboro to Durham. Traveling by train from Greensboro to Durham usually takes around 58 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance50 mi (81 km)
Fastest train0h 58m
Lowest price$12.11
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Greensboro, NC to Durham, NC

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.8

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.

5.0

Kathy

August 24, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: Seeing my friend. Cons: The steps getting on and off the train. Tips: Just be careful of stairs getting on the train.

Pros: Seeing my friend. Cons: The steps getting on and off the train. Tips: Just be careful of stairs getting on the train.

5.0

Kathy

June 22, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: Very relaxing. Cons: The steps getting on and off the train. Tips: Just enjoy.

Pros: Very relaxing. Cons: The steps getting on and off the train. Tips: Just enjoy.

5.0

Kathy

May 25, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: I didn't have to drive. Cons: Not sure, maybe reclining seats. Tips: Bring a snack.

Pros: I didn't have to drive. Cons: Not sure, maybe reclining seats. Tips: Bring a snack.

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

In the last month, C$12.11 was the average price of a train ticket from Greensboro, NC to Durham, 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$3.63 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$18$12$6JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Durham from Greensboro is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$12 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Greensboro to Durham by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$15 whenever you decide to board the train to Durham.

Prices as travel date approaches

$30$24$18$12$63020100

Since the average price of train trips from Greensboro to Durham 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 Greensboro to Durham?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 58m$12.44
Amtrak Carolinian10h 59m$12.41
Amtrak Piedmont20h 59m$12.44
  • 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 Greensboro to Durham every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $12.

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  • 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 0 hours and 59 minutes.

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 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?

Trains from Greensboro to Durham are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Thursday 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 Greensboro at 8:00am 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 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Greensboro to Durham.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Durham to Greensboro. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Greensboro to Durham for $19.38.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Greensboro.

Where is the train station in Durham?

Arrival stations

Durham has one train station.

Need a return trip from Durham to Greensboro?

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