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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Greensboro to Atlanta. Traveling by train from Greensboro to Atlanta usually takes around 30 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 8 hours and 11 minutes.

Distance306 mi (492 km)
Fastest train8h 11m
Lowest price€58.46
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Greensboro to Atlanta

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Adonye

14 March 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Crescent

Better seats but I understand it’s coach

Better seats but I understand it’s coach

5.0

Carolyn

27 December 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Crescent

Very friendly staff

Very friendly staff

5.0

Cinda

21 June 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: TheMy. Cons: My trip was problem free. The ride was comfotable because of the extra space (due to Covid 19 regulations.). Tips: Suggest passengers bring their own trash bags.

Pros: TheMy. Cons: My trip was problem free. The ride was comfotable because of the extra space (due to Covid 19 regulations.). Tips: Suggest passengers bring their own trash bags.

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

In the last month, €142.81 was the average price of a train ticket from Greensboro to Atlanta. 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 €59.64 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€187€125€62JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Greensboro to Atlanta will vary between €58 and €176. Planning a train trip to Atlanta within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Greensboro over the next 7 days is €69. 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

€168€134€101€67€34ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Greensboro to Atlanta by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €103 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Greensboro to Atlanta in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €150 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

€192€153€115€77€383020100

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 Atlanta from Greensboro will be about €59.64 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Greensboro to Atlanta?

2 train services operate from Greensboro to Atlanta. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak51d 7h 1m€157.92
Amtrak Crescent18h 11m€73.28
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Greensboro to Atlanta every day, as well as 30 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €77.

  • 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 Greensboro to Atlanta take about 8 hours and 11 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €58.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Greensboro to Atlanta 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Greensboro to Atlanta?

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

The distance between Greensboro and Atlanta is approximately 306 miles, or 492 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 30 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Greensboro to Atlanta on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday 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 Greensboro at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 00:00. 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 Greensboro to Atlanta?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Greensboro to Atlanta. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

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

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.

Atlanta

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

Main departure station: 211 N Academy St

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Greensboro where you can board the train.

All train stations in Greensboro:

  • 211 N Academy St

  • 2611 Seaboard Coastline Dr

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

  • 1400 Sligh Blvd

  • 148 W Morse Blvd

  • 8303 NW 37th Ave

  • 3001 Hollywood Blvd

  • Union Station

  • Galyon Transportation Center

  • 205 S Tamarind Ave

  • 500 E Railroad St

  • Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter

  • 3570 Clifford Ln

  • 4565 Gaynor Ave

  • 850 Pulaski St

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