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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Charlotte to Raleigh?

Lowest price£12.38
Fastest train3h 11m
Trains per day4
Train lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Charlotte to Raleigh 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 Raleigh?

In the last month, £17.87 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh, 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 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £3.32 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to Raleigh?

The distance between Charlotte and Raleigh is approximately 130 miles, or 209 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 11 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 Raleigh are the most crowded on Saturday. 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?

The earliest train departs Charlotte at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Charlotte to Raleigh?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Charlotte to Raleigh.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Raleigh to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Raleigh for £29.85.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Raleigh?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak15h 17m£19.16
Amtrak Carolinian13h 20m£18.67
Amtrak Piedmont23h 11m£18.69

Amtrak train tickets from Charlotte to Raleigh start from £12, and on average cost £19. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Raleigh. Amtrak in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Raleigh trains arrive at Union Station, From Charlotte to Raleigh train travel on Amtrak takes 5 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to Raleigh faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Raleigh on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost £18 for a one-way weekend reservation from Charlotte.

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Charlotte to Raleigh start from £12, and on average cost £19. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Raleigh. Amtrak Carolinian in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Raleigh trains arrive at Union Station, From Charlotte to Raleigh train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Raleigh faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Raleigh on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost £19 for a one-way weekend reservation from Charlotte.

Amtrak Piedmont train tickets from Charlotte to Raleigh start from £12, and on average cost £19. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Piedmont schedules to Raleigh. Amtrak Piedmont in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Raleigh trains arrive at Union Station, From Charlotte to Raleigh train travel on Amtrak Piedmont takes 3 hours and 11 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Piedmont offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £19 for a one-way train ticket to Raleigh.

Price trends for trains from Charlotte to Raleigh

Average prices by travel date

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh, NC

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Sean

7 July 2020 - Business

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Great deal for the money. Cons: Nothing. Tips: N/A. Pros: Great deal for the money. Cons: Nothing. Tips: N/A.

4.0

Alex

5 October 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: I enjoyed that the check-in process went smoothly and I was able to relax for the duration of the trip. Cons: At the station and upon boarding the train, the instructions for where to be and which car to board were unclear, I would have liked to see clearer signa... Pros: I enjoyed that the check-in process went smoothly and I was able to relax for the duration of the trip. Cons: At the station and upon boarding the train, the instructions for where to be and which car to board were unclear, I would have liked to see clearer signage. Tips: Make sure to arrive early!More

5.0

Rosalie

14 September 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: Not too much or toolong stop. Cons: Will use Amtrak while I can. Tips: Check Amtrak befiore looking for a bus. It is reliable on time excellent service. Pros: Not too much or toolong stop. Cons: Will use Amtrak while I can. Tips: Check Amtrak befiore looking for a bus. It is reliable on time excellent service.

5.0

Cassandra

12 September 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: I had never taken a train before, it was comfortable and not at all what I had expected. I would definitely travel by train in the future. Tips: I arrived 15 minutes early and they were already boarding. Pros: I had never taken a train before, it was comfortable and not at all what I had expected. I would definitely travel by train in the future. Tips: I arrived 15 minutes early and they were already boarding.

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