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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Rocky Mount to Charlotte. Traveling by train from Rocky Mount to Charlotte usually takes around 13 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carolinian train can make the trip in 5 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance178 mi (287 km)
Fastest train5h 10m
Lowest price€36.73
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Rocky Mount, NC to Charlotte, NC

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Stephanie

18 February 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

The train was clean and inviting for travel. I noticed how helpful the staff was to the passengers. I was also greeted by a NC Ride the Rail attendant.

The train was clean and inviting for travel. I noticed how helpful the staff was to the passengers. I was also greeted by a NC Ride the Rail attendant.

4.0

Roxana

13 September 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Comfortable seating spacious leg room friendly staff. Cons: Late leaving the station & arriving. Tips: Just relax & joy.

Pros: Comfortable seating spacious leg room friendly staff. Cons: Late leaving the station & arriving. Tips: Just relax & joy.

Price trends for trains from Rocky Mount to Charlotte

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Which train should you take from Rocky Mount to Charlotte?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak217h 26m€80.46
Amtrak Carolinian15h 11m€39.96
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Rocky Mount to Charlotte every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €37.

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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 Rocky Mount 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 5 hours and 11 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rocky Mount 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.

How long is the train journey from Rocky Mount to Charlotte?

The distance between Rocky Mount and Charlotte is approximately 178 miles, or 287 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 10 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 Rocky Mount to Charlotte are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Saturday 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 Rocky Mount at 02:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Rocky Mount to Charlotte?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Rocky Mount to Charlotte. 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 Charlotte to Rocky Mount. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Rocky Mount to Charlotte for €42.70.

City Information

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 Rocky Mount?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Rocky Mount.

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Arrival stations

Charlotte has one train station.

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