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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Charlotte to Raleigh. Traveling by train from Charlotte to Raleigh usually takes around 3 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 3 hours and 11 minutes.

Distance130 mi (209 km)
Fastest train3h 11m
Lowest price€14.09
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Sean

7 July 2020 - Business

Amtrak Carolinian
Pros: Great deal for the money. Cons: Nothing. Tips: N/A. Pros: Great deal for the money. Cons: Nothing. Tips: N/A.

4.0

Alex

5 October 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian
Pros: I enjoyed that the check-in process went smoothly and I was able to relax for the duration of the trip. Cons: At the station and upon boarding the train, the instructions for where to be and which car to board were unclear, I would have liked to see clearer signa... Pros: I enjoyed that the check-in process went smoothly and I was able to relax for the duration of the trip. Cons: At the station and upon boarding the train, the instructions for where to be and which car to board were unclear, I would have liked to see clearer signage. Tips: Make sure to arrive early!More

5.0

Rosalie

14 September 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont
Pros: Not too much or toolong stop. Cons: Will use Amtrak while I can. Tips: Check Amtrak befiore looking for a bus. It is reliable on time excellent service. Pros: Not too much or toolong stop. Cons: Will use Amtrak while I can. Tips: Check Amtrak befiore looking for a bus. It is reliable on time excellent service.

5.0

Cassandra

12 September 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Piedmont
Pros: I had never taken a train before, it was comfortable and not at all what I had expected. I would definitely travel by train in the future. Tips: I arrived 15 minutes early and they were already boarding. Pros: I had never taken a train before, it was comfortable and not at all what I had expected. I would definitely travel by train in the future. Tips: I arrived 15 minutes early and they were already boarding.

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

In the last month, €17.98 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh, 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 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €9.92 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€25€17€8MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Raleigh from Charlotte is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about €22 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

€41€33€25€17€8JJASONDJFMAM
Traveling from Charlotte to Raleigh 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 €23 whenever you decide to board the train to Raleigh.

Prices as travel date approaches

€41€33€25€17€83020100

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

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 42m€22.12
Amtrak Carolinian13h 20m€21.25
Amtrak Piedmont23h 11m€21.26
  • 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 Raleigh every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €14.

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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 Raleigh, 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 20 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Charlotte and Raleigh is approximately 130 miles, or 209 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 11 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Charlotte to Raleigh are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Raleigh?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Raleigh to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Raleigh for €33.97.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Charlotte:

Other train stations in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Where is the train station in Raleigh?

Arrival stations

Raleigh has one train station:

Other train stations in Raleigh:

  • Union Station

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