Trains from Salisbury to Burlington

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Salisbury to Burlington. Traveling by train from Salisbury to Burlington usually takes around one hour and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 12 minutes.

Distance65 mi (105 km)
Fastest train1h 12m
Lowest price£12.39
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines3

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Which train should you take from Salisbury to Burlington?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak22h 50m£14.04
Amtrak Carolinian11h 16m£12.39
Amtrak Piedmont21h 12m£12.39
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Salisbury to Burlington every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £12.

  • 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 Salisbury and Burlington, 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 16 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 Salisbury to Burlington 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 Salisbury to Burlington?

The distance between Salisbury and Burlington is approximately 65 miles, or 105 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 12 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?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Salisbury to Burlington. 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 Monday 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 Salisbury at 06:00 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 Salisbury to Burlington?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Burlington. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Burlington to Salisbury.

City Information


Burlington, NC, US - BNC-0

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About halfway between Winston-Salem and Durham in North Carolina, Burlington is a bustling city originally named "Company Shops" because of the railroad offices and shops that the North Carolina Railroad Company established at the site. Though a small city, Burlington's community is a charming place to explore with all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Start at the Company Shops Depot, once the town's busy train station but now a venue for events and concerts. Next, learn about the War of the Regulation that occurred in North Carolina in 1771 by visiting the Alamance Battleground State Historic Site. If you're traveling with little ones, head to neighboring Graham to spend the day at the Children's Museum of Alamance County. Nature lovers can check out the Shallow Ford Natural Area and tours at Cedarock Park.

The nearest major airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport, about 45 minutes away from Burlington. You can take the Amtrak Carolinian or Piedmont directly into Burlington from New York, D.C., Charlotte, or Raleigh. Bus routes also make it easy to reach Burlington, especially on affordable Wanda Coach trips from New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Salisbury?

Main departure station: 215 Depot St

There is one train station in Salisbury.

All train stations in Salisbury:

  • 215 Depot St

Where is the train station in Burlington?

Main arrival station: 101 N Main St

Burlington has one train station.

Train stations in Burlington:

  • 101 N Main St

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