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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Charlotte to Washington DC?

Lowest Price£53.02
Fastest Train8h 7m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Charlotte to Washington 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 Washington DC?

In the last month, £53.02 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC. 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 £20.08 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to Washington DC?

The distance between Charlotte and Washington DC is approximately 330 miles, or 530 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 7 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 Washington DC are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Wednesday 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 Charlotte at 01:00 and arrives in Washington DC around 8 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Charlotte to Washington DC?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Washington DC with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Washington DC for £35.83.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from Charlotte, North Carolina to Washington, District of Columbia. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian19h 44m£54.43
Amtrak Crescent18h 8m£56.37

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Charlotte to Washington DC start from £53, and on average cost £54. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Washington. Amtrak Carolinian in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station, From Charlotte to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 9 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost £55 for a one-way weekend reservation from Charlotte.

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Charlotte to Washington DC start from £53, and on average cost £56. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Washington. Amtrak Crescent in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station, From Charlotte to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 8 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Crescent offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost £63 for a one-way weekend reservation from Charlotte.

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

There is one train station in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Charlotte to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

£64£43£21FebMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

£90£72£54£36£183020100

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