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City Information

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

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.

Popular train stations in Durham:

  • 601 W Main St

What train companies travel to Durham, North Carolina?

Located in North Carolina, Durham is accessible by train from 23 other cities. You can choose from 54 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Durham on Wanderu. Amtrak Piedmont usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Durham are also available..

Train companies serving Durham

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian234h 31m€44.07
Amtrak123h 38m€27.16
Amtrak Piedmont81h 9m€11.92

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Durham?

€5.71 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Durham, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Durham. In the last month, trains from Cary to Durham had the lowest average price at €5.71.

Where is the train station in Durham, NC?

The main train station in Durham is 601 W Main St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Durham.

Which train service has the best service to Durham?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Durham by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Durham taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Durham punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Durham, rating them a 4.7 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Durham, NC?

The closest airport to Durham is Raleigh Durham Intl Airport (RDU), it is located 10.2 miles from the city center of Durham.

Is Durham a popular train travel destination?

Durham ranks number 5 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 207 in United States. Durham ranks number 15 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Durham via train service. On average 47 direct daily train trips serve Durham.

What is the population of Durham?

The population of Durham is 257636. Durham ranks number 5 in terms of population in North Carolina and number 138 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Durham cost?

Train tickets to Durham range from €6 for a short trip to Durham, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Durham starts at , and a longer trip by train to Durham can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €32 .

What type of traveler does Durham attract?

Solo travelers choose to travel by train to Durham for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Durham?

The closest train station to the city center of Durham is 601 W Main St, located just 0.5 miles away. Select 601 W Main St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Durham. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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