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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Raleigh to New York. Traveling by train from Raleigh to New York usually takes around 10 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 10 hours and 6 minutes.

Distance423 mi (681 km)
Fastest train10h 6m
Lowest price€84.72
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carolinian
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Raleigh to New York

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Kamoussa

24 August 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: I enjoyed traveling through the countryside and seeing the big cities at the same time… Cons: Improve on the speed, the train was traveling too slow… probably 30 mph. Tips: If you like the slow ride, go for it, but if you’re in a rush, look for another alternati...

Pros: I enjoyed traveling through the countryside and seeing the big cities at the same time… Cons: Improve on the speed, the train was traveling too slow… probably 30 mph. Tips: If you like the slow ride, go for it, but if you’re in a rush, look for another alternative.

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5.0

Patrick

26 July 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Comfortable and relaxing. Cons: Nothing at this time. Tips: Amtrak is the most relaxing was to travel.

Pros: Comfortable and relaxing. Cons: Nothing at this time. Tips: Amtrak is the most relaxing was to travel.

4.0

Keshia

2 July 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Smooth trip. Driver got me home from NYC to Raleigh NC in good timing. Cons: Someone was smoking a joint in the bus and nothing was said about it. Tips: You get what you pay for. If you are just looking to get from point A to point B and don’t care about minor st...

Pros: Smooth trip. Driver got me home from NYC to Raleigh NC in good timing. Cons: Someone was smoking a joint in the bus and nothing was said about it. Tips: You get what you pay for. If you are just looking to get from point A to point B and don’t care about minor stuff then this is it.

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5.0

Alva

29 June 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: It was relaxing and I didn’t have to drive. Cons: More variety in food car. Tips: Travel light.

Pros: It was relaxing and I didn’t have to drive. Cons: More variety in food car. Tips: Travel light.

Raleigh to New York Route Map

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

In the last month, €96.82 was the average price of a train ticket from Raleigh to New York. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €44.22 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€166€111€55OctOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Raleigh to New York will vary between €97 and €158. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Raleigh over the next 7 days is €97. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Raleigh to New York 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 €102 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Raleigh to New York in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €130 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

€202€161€121€81€403020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Raleigh will be about €44.22 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Raleigh to New York?

2 train services operate from Raleigh to New York. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian110h 22m€112.39
Amtrak Silver Service110h 6m€115.26
  • 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 Raleigh and New York, 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 10 hours and 22 minutes.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Raleigh to New York start from €109 and the average train journey lasts about 10 hours and 6 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Raleigh to New York 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.

How long is the train journey from Raleigh to New York?

The distance between Raleigh and New York is approximately 423 miles, or 681 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 6 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 Raleigh to New York on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday 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 Raleigh at 09:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00. 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 Raleigh to New York?

Trains leave the station in Raleigh twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to New York with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Raleigh.

City Information

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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Raleigh?

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Main departure station: Union Station

The new multi-million dollar facility of Raleigh’s Union Station has quickly become one of the busiest train stations in North Carolina. Since opening in 2018, the station has expanded to serve over 150,000 passengers every year. Raleigh Union Station is an Amtrak station with routes connecting to major cities along the East Coast, including trips to New York City on the Carolinian or as far as Miami on Amtrak’s Silver Service. In addition, Amtrak’s Piedmont service from Charlotte ends its route in Raleigh. The station is a multi-level facility with tracks on the lower platform and retail shops on the main levels. It’s located in the heart of downtown, within a short walk of Nash Square, the CAM Raleigh art museum, and various restaurant options.

All train stations in Raleigh:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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