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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Cary to Durham. Traveling by train from Cary to Durham usually takes around 4 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 18 minutes.

Distance15 mi (25 km)
Fastest train0h 18m
Lowest price€5.74
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

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

In the last month, €5.74 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary to Durham. 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 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €60.41 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Cary to Durham by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €6 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Cary to Durham in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €19 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

€48€38€29€19€103020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Durham from Cary will be about €60.41 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Cary to Durham?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak29h 11m€56.20
Amtrak Carolinian10h 23m€5.74
Amtrak Piedmont20h 18m€5.74
  • 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 Durham every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €6.

  • 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 Durham, 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 0 hours and 23 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 Durham 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.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Cary to Durham. 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 Durham?

The distance between Cary and Durham is approximately 15 miles, or 25 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Durham.

When are trains the most crowded?

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Cary to Durham. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday 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 23:00. 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 Durham?

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

City Information

Durham

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

Where is the train station in Cary?

Main departure station: 211 N Academy St

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

  • 148 W Morse Blvd

  • 8303 NW 37th Ave

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

  • 850 Pulaski St

  • 3570 Clifford Ln

  • 2611 Seaboard Coastline Dr

  • Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter

  • 3001 Hollywood Blvd

  • 205 S Tamarind Ave

  • 801 N Parrott Ave

  • Bus Terminal - 101 NE 23rd Ave

  • 220 N 11th St

  • 2491 Old New York Ave

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