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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Kannapolis to Raleigh. Traveling by train from Kannapolis to Raleigh usually takes around 2 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 46 minutes.

Distance113 mi (182 km)
Fastest train2h 46m
Lowest price£20.61
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Kannapolis to Raleigh

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Myra

25 June 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: I can't think of anything I'd change😊. Cons: ? Tips: as a means of travel, trains are great, inexpensive and if you've never taken one, you're missing out!

Pros: I can't think of anything I'd change😊. Cons: ? Tips: as a means of travel, trains are great, inexpensive and if you've never taken one, you're missing out!

5.0

Myra

24 April 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: I love trains so it's always a pleasure! Cons: Can't think of anything... Tips: Take the train!!!

Pros: I love trains so it's always a pleasure! Cons: Can't think of anything... Tips: Take the train!!!

5.0

Myra

5 March 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: I always have a lovely trip...yes, there have been delays on occasion but things can happen so it's understandable. Cons: Can't think of anything no. Tips: no...just sit back and enjoy the ride🙂.

Pros: I always have a lovely trip...yes, there have been delays on occasion but things can happen so it's understandable. Cons: Can't think of anything no. Tips: no...just sit back and enjoy the ride🙂.

5.0

!Myra

17 December 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: I love trains and always enjoy my trip! Cons: Can't think of anything (except it could be free😁😁). Tips: Book through Wanderu!

Pros: I love trains and always enjoy my trip! Cons: Can't think of anything (except it could be free😁😁). Tips: Book through Wanderu!

Price trends for trains from Kannapolis to Raleigh

Average prices by travel date

£25£16£8JunJul

Monthly average prices

£41£33£25£16£8ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£21£16£12£8£43020100

Which train should you take from Kannapolis to Raleigh?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 46m£20.61
Amtrak Carolinian12h 55m£20.61
Amtrak Piedmont22h 47m£20.61
  • 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 Kannapolis to Raleigh every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £21.

  • 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 Kannapolis and Raleigh, 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 55 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 Kannapolis 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.

How long is the train journey from Kannapolis to Raleigh?

The distance between Kannapolis and Raleigh is approximately 113 miles, or 182 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 46 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Kannapolis to Raleigh. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday 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 Kannapolis at 07:00 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 Kannapolis to Raleigh?

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

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

City Information

Raleigh

As an up-and-coming smart city, Raleigh has a wide range of activities that will satisfy all kinds of travelers. One of the most famous destinations in the city is the Neuse River Trail, which boasts 28 miles of a scenic path running through Wake Forest. It goes through not only forests but also wetlands, allowing walkers and cyclists to take a breather from the concrete jungle and be one with nature. Raleigh is also a famous research city, so it makes sense to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. With a permanent collection that attracts all ages, including whale skeletons and seahorse diorama, the museum is a great spot that you should not miss out on. If you wish to go shopping the old-fashioned way, the Raleigh City Market, which opened more than a century ago, allows you to meander through various small boutiques.

Raleigh’s reputation as a foodie haven is on a steady rise, and it currently houses five different establishments by chef Ashley Christensen, of which Poole’s Diner is particularly noteworthy. If you are looking for authentic North Carolina-style barbecues, Clyde Cooper’s stands among the most popular choices.

Raleigh’s main bus station is located outside of the city center at 2210 Capital Blvd. The city’s Amtrak station is one of the busiest in the country, and there are daily trains running from Raleigh to New York City, Charlotte and Miami, among other places. The principal airport in the region is the Raleigh–Durham International Airport, which is northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Kannapolis?

Main departure station: 201 S Main St

There is one train station in Kannapolis.

All train stations in Kannapolis:

  • 201 S Main St

Where is the train station in Raleigh?

Union Station  - RGHAMT3-0

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Union Station  - RGHAMT3-1

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Main arrival station: Union Station

The new multi-million dollar facility of Raleigh’s Union Station has quickly become one of the busiest train stations in North Carolina. Since opening in 2018, the station has expanded to serve over 150,000 passengers every year. Raleigh Union Station is an Amtrak station with routes connecting to major cities along the East Coast, including trips to New York City on the Carolinian or as far as Miami on Amtrak’s Silver Service. In addition, Amtrak’s Piedmont service from Charlotte ends its route in Raleigh. The station is a multi-level facility with tracks on the lower platform and retail shops on the main levels. It’s located in the heart of downtown, within a short walk of Nash Square, the CAM Raleigh art museum, and various restaurant options.

Train stations in Raleigh:

  • Union Station

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