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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Greensboro to Charlotte. Traveling by train from Greensboro to Charlotte usually takes around 16 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 37 minutes.

Distance83 mi (134 km)
Fastest train1h 37m
Lowest price€15.39
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Greensboro to Charlotte

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Wonders

13 April 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Comfy and on time. Cons: The noise from the train was loud and interfering with my calls.

Pros: Comfy and on time. Cons: The noise from the train was loud and interfering with my calls.

5.0

Andrew

7 April 2022- Regular commuter

Amtrak Piedmont

The scenery

The scenery

5.0

RICKEY

30 December 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Excellent staff. Cons: N/A. Tips: Wandering rocks👍🏼.

Pros: Excellent staff. Cons: N/A. Tips: Wandering rocks👍🏼.

5.0

Caroline

19 December 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: Big seats that leaned way back! Lots of leg room. Nice staff. Cons: More info when I purchase a ticket. Location of the stations to make it easier to share with family on where to show up to pick me up.

Pros: Big seats that leaned way back! Lots of leg room. Nice staff. Cons: More info when I purchase a ticket. Location of the stations to make it easier to share with family on where to show up to pick me up.

5.0

David

1 October 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: Nice quiet ride with only a few scheduled stops and no long delays. Cons: Would love to see snacks served in regular cars. Tips: This is a good choice, Much quieter and more comfortable than Megabus. A smooth ride from Greensboro to Charlotte.

Pros: Nice quiet ride with only a few scheduled stops and no long delays. Cons: Would love to see snacks served in regular cars. Tips: This is a good choice, Much quieter and more comfortable than Megabus. A smooth ride from Greensboro to Charlotte.

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

In the last month, €54.54 was the average price of a train ticket from Greensboro to Charlotte. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 4 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €8.36 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€87€58€29MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Greensboro to Charlotte will vary between €15 and €81. Planning a train trip to Charlotte within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Greensboro over the next 7 days is €15. 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

€48€38€29€19€10JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Greensboro to Charlotte 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 €16 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Greensboro to Charlotte in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €38 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

€72€58€43€29€143020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 4 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Charlotte from Greensboro will be about €8.36 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Greensboro to Charlotte?

There are 4 train lines with service from Greensboro to Charlotte. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak520h 34m€70.30
Amtrak Carolinian11h 41m€15.97
Amtrak Crescent11h 58m€16.08
Amtrak Piedmont21h 37m€15.96
  • 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 Charlotte every day, as well as 30 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €15.

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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 Greensboro and Charlotte, 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 41 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 Greensboro to Charlotte take about 1 hours and 58 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €15.

  • 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 Greensboro to Charlotte 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.

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

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

The distance between Greensboro and Charlotte is approximately 83 miles, or 134 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 37 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?

Trains from Greensboro to Charlotte are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Greensboro at 00:00 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 Greensboro to Charlotte?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Charlotte. 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 Charlotte 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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-0

Image credit: Warren LeMay

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Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-1

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Departure stations

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.

All train stations in Greensboro:

  • Galyon Transportation Center

  • 500 E Railroad St

  • 211 N Academy St

  • 2611 Seaboard Coastline Dr

  • WAVE Forden Station Transit Ctr - 505 Cando St

  • 4565 Gaynor Ave

  • 601 W Main St

  • Tri-Rail Station - 200 SW 21 Ter

  • Union Station

  • 101 N Main St

  • 1400 Sligh Blvd

  • 148 W Morse Blvd

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

  • 3001 Hollywood Blvd

  • Amtrak Station - 3516 South St

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