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Trains from Cary to Burlington

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Cary to Burlington. Traveling by train from Cary to Burlington usually takes around one hour and 41 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance42 mi (68 km)
Fastest train0h 55m
Lowest price€8.57
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Cary to Burlington

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Debbi

18 April 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: Smooth, fairly quiet ride, quick. Cons: Rattling sound in my car was a little annoying but got used to it. Tips: Best deal around, will be even better when when masking restrictions are dropped.

Pros: Smooth, fairly quiet ride, quick. Cons: Rattling sound in my car was a little annoying but got used to it. Tips: Best deal around, will be even better when when masking restrictions are dropped.

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

In the last month, €8.57 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary, NC to Burlington, 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 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €8.44 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€14€10€5MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Cary to Burlington will vary between €9 and €14. Planning a train trip to Burlington within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Cary over the next 7 days is €10. 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

€24€19€14€10€5JJASONDJFMAM
Traveling from Cary to Burlington 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 €10 whenever you decide to board the train to Burlington.

Prices as travel date approaches

€48€38€29€19€103020100

Since the average price of train trips from Cary to Burlington 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 Cary to Burlington?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 31m€22.19
Amtrak Carolinian11h 3m€8.57
Amtrak Piedmont20h 55m€8.57
  • 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 Cary to Burlington every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €9.

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  • 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 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 3 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 Cary 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Cary to Burlington?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Cary to Burlington. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Cary to Burlington?

The distance between Cary and Burlington is approximately 42 miles, or 68 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 55 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Burlington.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Cary to Burlington. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday 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 Cary at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. 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 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 Cary.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cary?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Cary where you can board the train.

All train stations in Cary:

  • 211 N Academy St

  • 1400 Sligh Blvd

  • 3570 Clifford Ln

  • 148 W Morse Blvd

  • 850 Pulaski St

  • 8303 NW 37th Ave

  • Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

  • Grand Central Station - 111 E Dakin Ave

  • 2611 Seaboard Coastline Dr

  • 1060 W Dekalb St

  • 205 S Tamarind Ave

  • 2491 Old New York Ave

  • St. Petersburg, Florida

  • 600 E Main St

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