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Cary - Greensboro Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Cary to Greensboro. Traveling by train from Cary to Greensboro usually takes around 5 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 19 minutes.

Distance60 mi (96 km)
Fastest train1h 19m
Lowest price€10.48
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

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

In the last month, €26.35 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary to Greensboro. 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 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €13.94 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€43€29€14MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Cary to Greensboro will vary between €21 and €38. Planning a train trip to Greensboro within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Cary over the next 7 days is €23. 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

€48€38€29€19€10JJASONDJFMAM
Traveling from Cary to Greensboro 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 €11 whenever you decide to board the train to Greensboro.

Prices as travel date approaches

€48€38€29€19€103020100

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

There are 3 train lines with service from Cary to Greensboro. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak39h 47m€56.66
Amtrak Carolinian11h 29m€10.48
Amtrak Piedmont21h 19m€10.48
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Cary to Greensboro every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €10.

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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 Greensboro, 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 29 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro?

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

The distance between Cary and Greensboro is approximately 60 miles, or 96 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 19 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Cary to Greensboro on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday 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 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 Greensboro?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Greensboro. 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 Greensboro to Cary.

City Information

Greensboro

Consisting mostly of industrial buildings, Greensboro is the type of city that only reveals its charm to those who have given it time. Head over to the Colonial Heritage Center to learn more about the life of the colonists during the first days of the country. The relics here, including the most outstanding collection of colonial-era maps in the country, will certainly leave you satisfied. One of the highlights of the city is the Old Greensborough quarter, which serves as a living time capsule for fans of history. The quarter also hosts some of the best establishments in town, so don’t hesitate to unwind and enjoy a quick bite at a local restaurant. When you need to retreat from the crowd, the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden and Bog Garden, which features artful sculptures, will be a great choice.

Greensboro’s food scene is expanding rapidly and Table 16 is one of the most famous stars of this burgeoning food scene. The menu incorporates locally-grown produce as well as seasonal dishes whenever possible, making it a great place to try out local staples.

Depending on the bus carrier you are going to travel with, there are several bus stops around Greensboro that you could end up departing from or arriving at. The main Amtrak train station in town is the J. Douglas Galyon Depot located in the center of the city. Greensboro is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian, Crescent and Piedmont lines. The airport serving the city is Piedmont Triad International Airport, which is located in Guilford County.

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

  • 148 W Morse Blvd

  • 2611 Seaboard Coastline Dr

  • 8303 NW 37th Ave

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

  • 850 Pulaski St

  • Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter

  • 3001 Hollywood Blvd

  • 3570 Clifford Ln

  • 205 S Tamarind Ave

  • 345 South Congress Ave

  • 600 E Main St

  • 600 E Main St

  • 2491 Old New York Ave

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