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Cary - Washington DC Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Cary to Washington DC. Traveling by train from Cary to Washington DC usually takes around 6 hours and 44 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance236 mi (379 km)
Fastest train6h 44m
Lowest price€45.91
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carolinian
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Cary to Washington

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Zachary

3 December 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

Wow why have I not done this before? I’ve been riding trains through Europe and Asia and this was just as enjoyable of a trip. Can’t recommend enough. Relax and get some work done

Wow why have I not done this before? I’ve been riding trains through Europe and Asia and this was just as enjoyable of a trip. Can’t recommend enough. Relax and get some work done

5.0

Martha Leonor

24 November 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

To be able to enjoy relaxing and seeing the country side.

To be able to enjoy relaxing and seeing the country side.

5.0

Kimisha

21 October 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

On time arrival. Updated seats. Friendly staff.

On time arrival. Updated seats. Friendly staff.

What is the price of a train ticket from Cary to Washington DC?

In the last month, €53.86 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary to Washington. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €46.77 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€129€86€43JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Cary to Washington DC will vary between €50 and €117. Planning a train trip to Washington within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Cary over the next 7 days is €55. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€72€57€43€29€14ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Cary to Washington DC by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €53 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Cary to Washington DC in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €66 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

€96€77€57€38€193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Washington from Cary will be about €46.77 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Cary to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from Cary to Washington. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian16h 44m€65.43
Amtrak Silver Service16h 45m€72.01
  • 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 Cary and Washington, 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 6 hours and 44 minutes.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Cary to Washington start from €46 and the average train journey lasts about 6 hours and 45 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cary to Washington 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Cary to Washington DC?

The distance between Cary and Washington DC is approximately 236 miles, or 379 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 44 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 Cary to Washington DC 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 Friday. Friday 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 Cary at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 09:00. 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 Cary to Washington DC?

Trains leave the station in Cary twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Washington DC 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 Washington DC to Cary.

City Information

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cary?

Main departure station: 211 N Academy St

There is one train station in Cary.

All train stations in Cary:

  • 211 N Academy St

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