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Raleigh-Columbia Train Schedule
There is one daily train from Raleigh to Columbia. Traveling by train from Raleigh to Columbia usually takes around 4 hours and 29 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||183 mi (295 km)|
|Fastest train||4h 29m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Silver Service|
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Which train should you take from Raleigh to Columbia?
Amtrak Silver Service is the one and only train line which connects Raleigh, North Carolina to Columbia, South Carolina. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Silver Service||1||4h 29m||$69.01|
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 Raleigh to Columbia start from $28 and the average train journey lasts about 4 hours and 29 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Raleigh to Columbia 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 Raleigh to Columbia?
The distance between Raleigh and Columbia is approximately 183 miles, or 295 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 29 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 Raleigh to Columbia are the most crowded on Friday. 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?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Raleigh at 9:00pm and arrives in Columbia around 4 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Raleigh to Columbia?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Columbia with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
Where is the train station in Raleigh?
There is one train station in Raleigh.
Where is the train station in Columbia?
Columbia has one train station.
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