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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Charlotte to Durham. Traveling by train from Charlotte to Durham usually takes around 2 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 31 minutes.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Fastest train2h 31m
Lowest price€20.62
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Louise

14 May 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: The trip was so easy rather than driving. I felt safe and looked after by the pleasant staff. Plan on doing more train traveling. Cons: Leave on time- arrive on time. Tips: If you want to charge your phone, an outlet is near your seat.

Pros: The trip was so easy rather than driving. I felt safe and looked after by the pleasant staff. Plan on doing more train traveling. Cons: Leave on time- arrive on time. Tips: If you want to charge your phone, an outlet is near your seat.

5.0

Faustina

19 April 2021 - Business

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: The train arrived in Durham on time. Cons: There was a 15 min delay from Durham to Charlotte. Tips: The trip was great.

Pros: The train arrived in Durham on time. Cons: There was a 15 min delay from Durham to Charlotte. Tips: The trip was great.

5.0

Alexandria

31 December 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: The train was clean, staff always friendly, did not lose luggage and arrived on time. Cons: Consistent rules. The first train ride I was able to put my carry on in seat with me but the second train ride I was asked to move it even though there were plenty of othe...

Pros: The train was clean, staff always friendly, did not lose luggage and arrived on time. Cons: Consistent rules. The first train ride I was able to put my carry on in seat with me but the second train ride I was asked to move it even though there were plenty of other seats available.

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

In the last month, €20.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Durham, 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €5.25 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€25€16€8JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Durham from Charlotte is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €21 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Charlotte to Durham 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 €21 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Charlotte to Durham in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €25 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 11 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Durham from Charlotte will be about €5.25 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Durham?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 46m€21.42
Amtrak Carolinian12h 38m€21.00
Amtrak Piedmont22h 31m€21.00
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Charlotte to Durham every day, as well as 1 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 Charlotte 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 2 hours and 38 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Charlotte 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.

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 Charlotte to Durham?

The distance between Charlotte and Durham is approximately 121 miles, or 195 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 31 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 Charlotte to Durham are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Wednesday 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 Charlotte at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Charlotte to Durham?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Charlotte to Durham.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Durham to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Durham for €28.87.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Charlotte.

Where is the train station in Durham?

Arrival stations

Durham has one train station.

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