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Durham - Kannapolis Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Durham to Kannapolis. Traveling by train from Durham to Kannapolis usually takes around 2 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 6 minutes.

Distance103 mi (165 km)
Fastest train2h 6m
Lowest price£17.98
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Durham to Kannapolis

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Sylvia

29 December 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: Not having to drive. Usually a very pleasant ride. Not sure why the train was 30 minutes late but was going very slow at times. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be sure to wear a mask at all times.

Pros: Not having to drive. Usually a very pleasant ride. Not sure why the train was 30 minutes late but was going very slow at times. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be sure to wear a mask at all times.

5.0

Cynthia

8 June 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: Relaxing comfortable and safe. Cons: Can’t think of a thing. Tips: Book the train you won’t be disappointed.

Pros: Relaxing comfortable and safe. Cons: Can’t think of a thing. Tips: Book the train you won’t be disappointed.

Price trends for trains from Durham to Kannapolis

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Which train should you take from Durham to Kannapolis?

There are 3 train lines with service from Durham to Kannapolis. Amtrak Piedmont is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 6m£17.98
Amtrak Carolinian12h 13m£17.98
Amtrak Piedmont22h 6m£17.98
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 Kannapolis every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £18.

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  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    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 Kannapolis, 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 2 hours and 13 minutes.

  • Amtrak Piedmont

    Amtrak Piedmont

    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

Is it safe to travel by train from Durham to Kannapolis 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 Durham to Kannapolis?

The distance between Durham and Kannapolis is approximately 103 miles, or 165 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 6 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Durham to Kannapolis. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

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.

Is there a direct train from Durham to Kannapolis?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kannapolis 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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Durham?

601 W Main St  - DNCAMT-0

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Departure stations

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 Kannapolis?

Arrival stations

Kannapolis has one train station.

Train stations in Kannapolis:

  • 201 S Main St

Need a return trip from Kannapolis to Durham?

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