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About Amtrak Piedmont

Beginning its operation in 1995 in response to the growing popularity of Amtrak's Carolinian line, Amtrak Piedmont is an intercity rail service operating in North Carolina. The Piedmont connects Charlotte and Raleigh, while its sister train, Amtrak Carolinian, runs between Charlotte and New York City.

The Amtrak Piedmont runs three times daily from either direction. A full end-to-end trip takes a little over three hours, featuring several stops along the way. These stops include Cary, Durham, [Burlington], Greensboro, High Point, Sailsbury, and Kannapolis.

Each train is equipped to ensure comfortable and relaxing travel. Like most Amtrak trains, the Piedmont line offers a checked baggage service, WiFi connectivity, lavatories, and a cafe car to ensure that passengers don't go hungry onboard. In addition to that, Amtrak Piedmont offers both coach and business class seating options, along with carry-on bicycle accommodation.

Amtrak Piedmont is equally popular among regular commuters and travelers looking to visit the various attractions to which it provides access. This railroad allows convenient transport to many of North Carolina's most popular tourist spots, such as the Raleigh Convention Center, Boylan Bridge, the Museum of Durham History, and the International Civil Rights Center & Museum.

Since 2015, Amtrak Piedmont has been an official partner of Wanderu, allowing customers to find the best deals on all of its individual routes and services. And if you are an Amtrak Guest Rewards member, don’t forget to enter your unique number during checkout, so you can continue collecting points.

Contact Amtrak Piedmont

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

Online support: Amtrak Piedmont website

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Amtrak Piedmont Amenities

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Amtrak Piedmont train coverage

Daily Trips87

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Piedmont

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Piedmont had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 141 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 164 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 177 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 197 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 184 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 184 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 191 reviews

Amtrak Piedmont reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Piedmont

(Based on 209 reviews)

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Amtrak Piedmont passenger reviews



5 May 2024- Visiting friends

Raleigh to Charlotte

Had a great experience, friendly staff. The price is just right!



28 April 2024- Visiting family

Cary to Charlotte

Pros: The convivence of not having to deal with traffic. Cons: Nothing much. Tips: If you have a party traveling together, they have seating for parties of four which is nice.



3 April 2024- Visiting friends

Greensboro to Raleigh

Smell was sort of strong I think from the bathroom



20 February 2024- Visiting friends

Charlotte to Cary

Pros: Wonderful! Cons: Wonderful in every way,. Tips: Try it out!



25 November 2023- Visiting family

Greensboro to Charlotte

Cons: Comfortable ride, ample seating, friendly staff except one female who was almost rude when I asked for help with my luggage as I stepped off the train. I am 81 years of age so have never had a Porter day to me, “well yoi should have checked it!”. Tips: Train travel is the way to go!

Amtrak Piedmont Routes & Network

Amtrak Piedmont’s train network features 71 train routes that connect 9 cities serving 9 stations. On average, Amtrak Piedmont performs about 87 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Piedmont offers the highest number of daily train service include Charlotte and Greensboro.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Piedmont

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Charlotte142:00 pm7:42 pm
Raleigh176:20 pm12:19 am
Greensboro132:00 pm10:11 pm
Durham142:00 pm10:59 pm
Cary172:00 pm11:57 pm
High Point72:00 pm7:01 pm
Burlington102:00 pm7:54 pm
Kannapolis42:00 pm9:30 pm
Salisbury102:00 pm9:55 pm

Most popular Amtrak Piedmont routes

The train from Charlotte to Greensboro is Amtrak Piedmont’s most popular route. Trips from Charlotte to Raleigh and Charlotte to Durham are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Piedmont routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Charlotte to Greensboro21h 27m£11
Charlotte to Raleigh23h 7m£16
Charlotte to Durham22h 30m£15
Greensboro to Raleigh21h 38m£7
Charlotte to Cary22h 51m£15
Greensboro to Durham21h 0m£6
Greensboro to Cary21h 22m£6
Charlotte to High Point11h 14m£13
Durham to Raleigh20h 35m£5

Amtrak Piedmont Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Piedmont tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Piedmont ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Piedmont Train Guide & FAQs

Yes, Amtrak Piedmont offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Piedmont will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Piedmont WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge-watch your favorite show.

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Piedmont trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Piedmont might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

On a typical day, Amtrak Piedmont has 87 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

No, Amtrak Piedmont does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Yes, Amtrak Piedmont requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Piedmont trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Amtrak Piedmont provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Amtrak Piedmont does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Amtrak Piedmont goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Piedmont offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Piedmont tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 87 Amtrak Piedmont trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Piedmont tickets start at just £3.18. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Piedmont tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Amtrak Piedmont tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Amtrak Piedmont prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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