Trains from Salisbury to Durham

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Salisbury to Durham. Traveling by train from Salisbury to Durham usually takes around 2 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance91 mi (147 km)
Fastest train1h 50m
Lowest price£15.69
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Salisbury to Durham

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Dhananjay

2 January 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Piedmont

Very comfortable, on time and value for money

Very comfortable, on time and value for money

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

In the last month, £15.69 was the average price of a train ticket from Salisbury, NC to Durham, 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £0.44 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Salisbury to Durham 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 £16 whenever you decide to board the train to Durham.

Prices as travel date approaches

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

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 44m£16.71
Amtrak Carolinian11h 56m£15.69
Amtrak Piedmont21h 51m£15.69
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Salisbury to Durham every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £16.

  • 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 Durham, 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 56 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 Durham 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 Durham?

The distance between Salisbury and Durham is approximately 91 miles, or 147 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 50 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 Salisbury to Durham are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday 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 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 Durham?

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

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

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 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 Durham?

601 W Main St  - DNCAMT-0

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Main arrival 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.

Train stations in Durham:

  • 601 W Main St

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