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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Cary to Charlotte. Traveling by train from Cary to Charlotte usually takes around 5 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 58 minutes.

Distance122 mi (197 km)
Fastest train2h 58m
Lowest price€21.34
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Cary, NC to Charlotte, NC

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Joshua

16 August 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: The simplicity and spaciousness of travel. Cons: The train was about 10 minutes late both ways. Tips: Ride the train!

Pros: The simplicity and spaciousness of travel. Cons: The train was about 10 minutes late both ways. Tips: Ride the train!

5.0

Michael

5 July 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Window seat. Cons: Nothing. Tips: I would take the train over a bus or plane ride.

Pros: Window seat. Cons: Nothing. Tips: I would take the train over a bus or plane ride.

5.0

Michael

15 June 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: My window seat. Cons: Nothing. Tips: It’s cheaper than a plane.

Pros: My window seat. Cons: Nothing. Tips: It’s cheaper than a plane.

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

In the last month, €22.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary, NC to Charlotte, 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 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €5.54 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€37€25€12JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Cary to Charlotte will vary between €22 and €25. Planning a train trip to Charlotte within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Cary over the next 7 days is €22. 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

€41€33€25€16€8JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Cary to Charlotte by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €22 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Cary to Charlotte in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €26 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

€41€33€25€16€83020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 14 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Charlotte from Cary will be about €5.54 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Cary to Charlotte?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak29h 15m€24.31
Amtrak Carolinian13h 14m€21.83
Amtrak Piedmont22h 59m€21.79
  • 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 Charlotte every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €21.

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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 Charlotte, 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 3 hours and 14 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cary to Charlotte 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 Cary to Charlotte?

The distance between Cary and Charlotte is approximately 122 miles, or 197 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 58 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Cary to Charlotte are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Tuesday 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 Cary at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Charlotte?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Charlotte. 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 Charlotte to Cary.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cary?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Cary.

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Arrival stations

Charlotte has one train station.

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