Trains from Salisbury to Newark
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There are 2 daily trains from Salisbury to Newark. Traveling by train from Salisbury to Newark usually takes around 12 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 11 hours and 17 minutes.
|Distance||489 mi (787 km)|
|Fastest train||11h 17m|
|Trains per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Carolinian|
What is the price of a train ticket from Salisbury to Newark?
In the last month, £82.79 was the average price of a train ticket from Salisbury, NC to Newark, NJ. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £55.76 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Salisbury to Newark by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £94 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Salisbury to Newark in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £167 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Which train should you take from Salisbury to Newark?
2 train services operate from Salisbury to Newark. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
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 Newark, 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 12 hours and 44 minutes.
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 Salisbury to Newark take about 11 hours and 23 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from £104.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Salisbury to Newark 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 Newark?
The distance between Salisbury and Newark is approximately 489 miles, or 787 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 17 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Salisbury to Newark on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
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 07:00. 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 Newark?
Trains leave the station in Salisbury twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Newark with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Newark to Salisbury.
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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.
Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.
Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.
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 Newark?
Main arrival station: Newark Penn Station
Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.
Train stations in Newark:
Newark Penn Station
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