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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Greensboro to Charlotte. Traveling by train from Greensboro to Charlotte usually takes around one hour and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 37 minutes.

Distance83 mi (134 km)
Fastest train1h 37m
Lowest price£11.53
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Gigi

31 May 2019 - Couples trip

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: My first Amtrak ride. Just got married and we were taking a day trip to Greensboro. Going was Great!! Coming back to Charlotte was some screaming kids. Cons: A section for ppl with BAD kids!!! Tips: I think I could travel far in a train providing there was not a ...

Pros: My first Amtrak ride. Just got married and we were taking a day trip to Greensboro. Going was Great!! Coming back to Charlotte was some screaming kids. Cons: A section for ppl with BAD kids!!! Tips: I think I could travel far in a train providing there was not a lot of noise.

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

In the last month, £11.55 was the average price of a train ticket from Greensboro, NC to Charlotte, 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 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £2.87 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Charlotte from Greensboro is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about £12 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Greensboro to Charlotte by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around £12 whenever you decide to board the train to Charlotte.

Prices as travel date approaches

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

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 37m£12.19
Amtrak Carolinian11h 40m£12.19
Amtrak Crescent11h 58m£13.15
Amtrak Piedmont21h 37m£12.17
  • 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 Greensboro to Charlotte every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £12.

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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 Greensboro and Charlotte, 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 40 minutes.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Greensboro to Charlotte take about 1 hours and 58 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from £12.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Greensboro and Charlotte is approximately 83 miles, or 134 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 37 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Greensboro to Charlotte are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Greensboro at 00:00 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 Greensboro to Charlotte?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Charlotte to Greensboro. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Greensboro to Charlotte for £12.97.

City Information

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.

Charlotte

A mecca for fans of speed in general and for NASCAR in particular, Charlotte is a burgeoning urban center that still retains its southern charm. Even if you are not a hardcore fan of NASCAR, it is still worth taking the time to check it out. Housing more than just plaques dedicated to legendary drivers, the museum also features high-tech exhibits, as well as racing simulators to keep you enthralled. If cars are not your thing, the bustling Uptown area, which houses the city’s top museums such as Discovery Place or Mint Museum Uptown, will offer a day’s worth of interesting facts to enjoy. When you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of Uptown, Freedom Park, located about three miles north of the city center, provides a natural refuge where you can recover.

Charlotte’s food scene is brimming with life, as modernized Southern staples take the city by storm. Perhaps the best place to enjoy the tastiest Southern dishes in town is at Price’s Chicken Coop. If you are looking to enjoy some fine barbecues, Midwood Smokehouse or Noble Smoke might have what you need.

Charlotte’s busiest bus station is at W 4th St in the heart of the city, offering bus trips by several carriers like Greyhound and Jefferson Lines to other cities such as Richmond or New York. The city is served by three Amtrak lines: the Crescent, the Carolinian, and the Piedmont. Travelers can catch these trains at the station on Tryon St in Lockwood. The main airport of the city is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is the sixth-busiest airport in the country. It is located 6 miles from the city center.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Greensboro.

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Arrival stations

Charlotte has one train station.

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