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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Greensboro to Raleigh. Traveling by train from Greensboro to Raleigh usually takes around 4 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 38 minutes.

Distance68 mi (109 km)
Fastest train1h 38m
Lowest price€11.43
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Greensboro to Raleigh

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Tonya

2 April 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: The scenery. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

Pros: The scenery. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Janaisha

2 April 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

The trip was good for my first time riding on a train. Everyone in the depot and in the train were very helpful and understanding. I was nervous, but eased out on how easy it was. It was like riding in a car/bus.

The trip was good for my first time riding on a train. Everyone in the depot and in the train were very helpful and understanding. I was nervous, but eased out on how easy it was. It was like riding in a car/bus.

5.0

victor

30 June 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Piedmont

It was more comfortable then I expected.

It was more comfortable then I expected.

5.0

Karen

21 March 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: It was my first time and I enjoyed it. It wasn't as noisy as I thought it would be. Cons: The announcements could have been better, more louder, sounded muffled. Tips: Bring snacks and water.

Pros: It was my first time and I enjoyed it. It wasn't as noisy as I thought it would be. Cons: The announcements could have been better, more louder, sounded muffled. Tips: Bring snacks and water.

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

In the last month, €27.22 was the average price of a train ticket from Greensboro to Raleigh. 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 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €10.66 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€57€38€19MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Greensboro to Raleigh will vary between €11 and €44. Planning a train trip to Raleigh within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Greensboro over the next 7 days is €11. 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 Raleigh by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €13 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Greensboro to Raleigh in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €37 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

€48€38€29€19€103020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 19 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Raleigh from Greensboro will be about €10.66 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Greensboro to Raleigh?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 51m€63.71
Amtrak Carolinian11h 41m€11.43
Amtrak Piedmont21h 38m€11.43
  • 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 Greensboro to Raleigh every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €11.

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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 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 1 hours and 41 minutes.

  • 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 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 Greensboro to Raleigh?

The distance between Greensboro and Raleigh is approximately 68 miles, or 109 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 38 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 departing from Greensboro to Raleigh tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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 20:00. 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 Raleigh?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Raleigh. 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 Raleigh 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.

Raleigh

As an up-and-coming smart city, Raleigh has a wide range of activities that will satisfy all kinds of travelers. One of the most famous destinations in the city is the Neuse River Trail, which boasts 28 miles of a scenic path running through Wake Forest. It goes through not only forests but also wetlands, allowing walkers and cyclists to take a breather from the concrete jungle and be one with nature. Raleigh is also a famous research city, so it makes sense to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. With a permanent collection that attracts all ages, including whale skeletons and seahorse diorama, the museum is a great spot that you should not miss out on. If you wish to go shopping the old-fashioned way, the Raleigh City Market, which opened more than a century ago, allows you to meander through various small boutiques.

Raleigh’s reputation as a foodie haven is on a steady rise, and it currently houses five different establishments by chef Ashley Christensen, of which Poole’s Diner is particularly noteworthy. If you are looking for authentic North Carolina-style barbecues, Clyde Cooper’s stands among the most popular choices.

Raleigh’s main bus station is located outside of the city center at 2210 Capital Blvd. The city’s Amtrak station is one of the busiest in the country, and there are daily trains running from Raleigh to New York City, Charlotte and Miami, among other places. The principal airport in the region is the Raleigh–Durham International Airport, which is northwest of Downtown.

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

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

  • 1120 W Washington St

  • Intermodal Facility

  • 290 Magnolia St

  • 350 Hancock St

  • 116 Industrial Blvd

  • 1105 Tiger Blvd

  • 308 Newman St

  • 2105 Greensboro Ave

  • 100 W Commercial St

  • Amtrak Platform - 198 E Emporia St

  • 126 West 4th St

  • Union Station - 1901 Front St

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