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Trip Summary

5 trains operate daily from Durham to Greensboro. The train trip from Durham to Greensboro is usually about one hour and 2 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can get you there in as little as 57 minutes.

Distance50 mi (81 km)
Fastest train0h 57m
Lowest price£5.48
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Durham to Greensboro

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Joy

29 September 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: It went by fast. Cons: nothing really. Tips: I recommend.

5.0

Joy

22 September 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: I liked that the workers on the train greeted us and were very nice and helpful. They also gave everyone snacks which we’re good. Cons: Nothing to really improve on. Tips: I definitely recommend.

5.0

Elizabeth

18 September 2023- Business

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: I was allowed to exchange my 6:55 p.m. train ticket for a 4:00 p.m. train ticket. I really appreciated how flexible the Amtrak staff were about this. Cons: Do a better job of having the train arrive at its stops on time.

5.0

Garry

16 August 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Very nice. Cons: Cleaning the outside and inside of train 79. Tips: Be on time.

5.0

DARYL

9 August 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: My grandsons enjoyed every minute. First time traveling by train for the boys. Edward Valentine, the conductor both ways, had rapport with the boys. Thank you Amtrak. Cons: Having a $20 bill changer would have been nice. Tips: Enjoy traveling by rails. Our next trip is D.C.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Durham to Greensboro was £7.96. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Greensboro if you book your train tickets at least 18 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra £0.45.

Average prices by travel date

£12£8£4JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Greensboro from Durham is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about £8 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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The price of a train ticket from Durham to Greensboro remains pretty stable, regardless of when you plan to travel. Tickets on this route usually cost £8 throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches

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

There are 4 train lines with service from Durham to Greensboro. Amtrak Piedmont is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 3m£8.17
Amtrak Carolinian11h 8m£8.17
Amtrak Northeast Regional10h 57m£8.17
Amtrak Piedmont21h 1m£8.17
  • 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 Durham to Greensboro every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £5.

  • 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 Durham and Greensboro, 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 1 hours and 8 minutes.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 1 daily train trips from Durham to Greensboro, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • To accommodate a growing demand for additional train services in North Carolina, the Amtrak Piedmont was established in 1995, offering connections between Charlotte and Raleigh. The route consists of nine stops, with a complete end-to-end trip taking around three hours. The Amtrak Piedmont runs three times daily in either direction. Each train offers WiFi, lavatories, business and coach class seating, and a cafe car to ensure passengers never have to go hungry.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Durham and Greensboro is approximately 50 miles, or 81 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 57 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Greensboro.

Trains from Durham to Greensboro are the most crowded on Thursday. 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.

The earliest train departs Durham at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Durham to Greensboro.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Greensboro to Durham.

City Information

Durham

Durham is a little treasure cove for all fans of history and the United States’ heritage. The first and foremost thing you should try out is go on a hike on one of the city’s iconic trails. For a more traditional hiking experience, try the Eno River Trail. If you wish to enjoy a more unique experience, the American Tobacco Trail will be a better choice, as it follows the old CSX railroad. For those who want to explore the city’s rich history, check out the Stagville Plantation, which is now a museum dedicated to the city’s antebellum history, offering a unique historical perspective.

Durham’s food scene is vibrant and exciting. Fans of seafood will definitely be amazed at how fresh and delicious the seafood at Mateo Bar de Tapas is. If you wish to try out Italian eats with a twist, check out Devil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant.

The main bus station is the Transportation Center located at 515 W Pettigrew St in Downtown Durham. From there, you can take a bus to New York, Richmond, Washington D.C., and dozens of other destinations across the country. The main Amtrak train station in Durham is located around the corner from the bus stop at 601 W Main St. Durham is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian and Piedmont lines. The city’s air services are handled by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 12 miles southeast of the city.

Greensboro

Consisting mostly of industrial buildings, Greensboro is the type of city that only reveals its charm to those who have given it time. Head over to the Colonial Heritage Center to learn more about the life of the colonists during the first days of the country. The relics here, including the most outstanding collection of colonial-era maps in the country, will certainly leave you satisfied. One of the highlights of the city is the Old Greensborough quarter, which serves as a living time capsule for fans of history. The quarter also hosts some of the best establishments in town, so don’t hesitate to unwind and enjoy a quick bite at a local restaurant. When you need to retreat from the crowd, the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden and Bog Garden, which features artful sculptures, will be a great choice.

Greensboro’s food scene is expanding rapidly and Table 16 is one of the most famous stars of this burgeoning food scene. The menu incorporates locally-grown produce as well as seasonal dishes whenever possible, making it a great place to try out local staples.

Depending on the bus carrier you are going to travel with, there are several bus stops around Greensboro that you could end up departing from or arriving at. The main Amtrak train station in town is the J. Douglas Galyon Depot located in the center of the city. Greensboro is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian, Crescent and Piedmont lines. The airport serving the city is Piedmont Triad International Airport, which is located in Guilford County.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Durham?

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Main departure station: 601 W Main St

In Durham, Amtrak’s train station is at 601 W Main St, in a historic brick warehouse originally constructed in 1897. The Carolinian line from Charlotte to New York and the Piedmont line from Charlotte to Raleigh both stop at this station in Durham. Inside the station, passengers are greeted by high ceilings (this was once a warehouse, after all!) and can find restrooms, long benches for seating, and Amtrak staff. The same building also hosts an Italian restaurant and pool hall around the corner, and several more restaurants are within a one-block walk. You can even check out the Museum of Durham History on Main St, too. The Durham Amtrak station is located in the city center, close to Duke University and Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

All train stations in Durham:

  • 601 W Main St

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

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Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-1

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Main arrival station: Galyon Transportation Center

Built in 1927 as the Greensboro Southern Railway Depot, the Galyon Transportation Center is an intermodal transit facility in Greensboro. An imposing columned entry opens to an airy station with indoor seating, vending machines, and restrooms. Three Amtrak trains serve the iconic station: the Crescent from New Orleans to New York, the Piedmont from Charlotte to Raleigh, and the Carolinian from Charlotte to New York. In addition, FlixBus US stops at the station on several intercity bus routes, and local public transit offers service from the station to stops throughout Greensboro.

Train stations in Greensboro:

  • Galyon Transportation Center

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