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Train Trip Information: Charlotte to Greensboro

There are 5 daily trains from Charlotte to Greensboro. Traveling by train from Charlotte to Greensboro usually takes around one hour and 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 31 minutes.

Distance83 mi (134 km)
Fastest train1h 31m
Lowest price€15.55
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Charlotte to Greensboro

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Termilla

4 June 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Comfortable. Cons: Overall cleanliness. Tips: Blanket, headphones and snacks :).

Pros: Comfortable. Cons: Overall cleanliness. Tips: Blanket, headphones and snacks :).

5.0

Andrew

7 April 2022- Regular commuter

Amtrak

Pros: The scenery. Cons: Nothing really maybe dim the lights in train car when it gets past 7pm or just dark out. Tips: Just relax its actually quite simple.

Pros: The scenery. Cons: Nothing really maybe dim the lights in train car when it gets past 7pm or just dark out. Tips: Just relax its actually quite simple.

5.0

Monique

4 June 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: My trip was extremely enjoyable and I will be traveling again by train. Cons: I do not think anything needs to be done to improve the travel. Tips: Just for them to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

Pros: My trip was extremely enjoyable and I will be traveling again by train. Cons: I do not think anything needs to be done to improve the travel. Tips: Just for them to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

4.0

mike

11 May 2021- Business

Amtrak Piedmont

you get to see America roll on by

you get to see America roll on by

5.0

Michael

7 March 2021- Business

Amtrak Piedmont

The train staff were very professional

The train staff were very professional

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

In the last month, €15.55 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €2.88 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€29€19€10AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Greensboro from Charlotte is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €16 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Charlotte 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 €17 whenever you decide to board the train to Greensboro.

Prices as travel date approaches

€24€19€15€10€53020100

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

There are 4 train lines with service from Charlotte to Greensboro. Amtrak Piedmont is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 31m€16.10
Amtrak Carolinian11h 35m€16.09
Amtrak Crescent11h 51m€17.85
Amtrak Piedmont21h 31m€16.09
  • 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 Greensboro every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €16.

  • 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 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 35 minutes.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Charlotte to Greensboro take about 1 hours and 51 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €16.

  • 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 Charlotte 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.

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.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to Greensboro?

The distance between Charlotte and Greensboro is approximately 83 miles, or 134 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 31 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 Charlotte to Greensboro on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday 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 Charlotte at 05:00 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 Greensboro?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Charlotte to Greensboro.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Greensboro to Charlotte.

City Information

Charlotte

A mecca for fans of speed in general and for NASCAR in particular, Charlotte is a burgeoning urban center that still retains its southern charm. Even if you are not a hardcore fan of NASCAR, it is still worth taking the time to check it out. Housing more than just plaques dedicated to legendary drivers, the museum also features high-tech exhibits, as well as racing simulators to keep you enthralled. If cars are not your thing, the bustling Uptown area, which houses the city’s top museums such as Discovery Place or Mint Museum Uptown, will offer a day’s worth of interesting facts to enjoy. When you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of Uptown, Freedom Park, located about three miles north of the city center, provides a natural refuge where you can recover.

Charlotte’s food scene is brimming with life, as modernized Southern staples take the city by storm. Perhaps the best place to enjoy the tastiest Southern dishes in town is at Price’s Chicken Coop. If you are looking to enjoy some fine barbecues, Midwood Smokehouse or Noble Smoke might have what you need.

Charlotte’s busiest bus station is at W 4th St in the heart of the city, offering bus trips by several carriers like Greyhound and Jefferson Lines to other cities such as Richmond or New York. The city is served by three Amtrak lines: the Crescent, the Carolinian, and the Piedmont. Travelers can catch these trains at the station on Tryon St in Lockwood. The main airport of the city is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is the sixth-busiest airport in the country. It is located 6 miles from the city center.

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 Charlotte?

1914 N Tryon St - CLTAMT-0

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Main departure station: 1914 N Tryon St

The busiest train station in North Carolina is located at 1914 N Tryon St, slightly northeast of downtown Charlotte. This station is the origin point for the Amtrak Carolinian to New York City and the Amtrak Piedmont to Raleigh. The Amtrak Crescent also stops in Charlotte on its route from New York City to New Orleans. The station has free parking and vending machines onsite, and is close to several stations for the local LYNX light rail.

All train stations in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-1

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Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Galyon Transportation Center

Built in 1927 as the Greensboro Southern Railway Depot, the Galyon Transportation Center is an intermodal transit facility in Greensboro. An imposing columned entry opens to an airy station with indoor seating, vending machines, and restrooms. Three Amtrak trains serve the iconic station: the Crescent from New Orleans to New York, the Piedmont from Charlotte to Raleigh, and the Carolinian from Charlotte to New York. In addition, FlixBus US stops at the station on several intercity bus routes, and local public transit offers service from the station to stops throughout Greensboro.

Train stations in Greensboro:

  • Galyon Transportation Center

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