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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Charlotte to Newark. Traveling by train from Charlotte to Newark usually takes around 14 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 11 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance526 mi (846 km)
Fastest train11h 39m
Lowest price€83.31
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

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

In the last month, €93.70 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Newark, NJ. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €56.47 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€124€82€41JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Charlotte to Newark will vary between €91 and €120. Planning a train trip to Newark within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Charlotte over the next 7 days is €95. 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

€124€99€74€49€25JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Charlotte to Newark by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €94 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Charlotte to Newark in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €109 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

€165€132€99€66€333020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Charlotte will be about €56.47 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Newark?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak219h 15m€120.14
Amtrak Carolinian113h 27m€96.35
Amtrak Crescent112h 10m€117.22
  • 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 Charlotte to Newark every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €83.

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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 Newark, 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 13 hours and 27 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 Newark take about 12 hours and 10 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €83.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Charlotte and Newark is approximately 526 miles, or 846 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 39 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 Newark are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Sunday 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 06:00. 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 Newark?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Newark for €61.87.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Charlotte.

Where is the train station in Newark?

Arrival stations

Newark receives travelers from Charlotte at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

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