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About Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Carolinian tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Carolinian serves 466 routes, connecting 24 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Carolinian runs an average of 229 trips per day and 3,211 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $5.50 to $247.00 based on a variety of factors.

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Amtrak Carolinian train Coverage

Daily Trips229
stations24
cities24
countries1

Amtrak Carolinian train amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Carolinian

Overall review score for Amtrak Carolinian
4.3
Based on 51 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Raleigh to Washington with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Richard
3.0
June 16, 2019Business
Pros
Amtrak gave me almost two hours of unscheduled time sitting at a rail spur rather than traveling to DC in about five and a half hours, as Amtrak advertised. During our unscheduled stop my fellow passengers and I had ample time to study the concrete wall next to the tra...More
Cons
Amtrak needs to vastly improve reliability. I took the train because I felt I could depend on arriving in Washington DC within 30 minutes of the scheduled arrival time. The expected reliability of train make me choose Amtrak over a flight or a bus. I was very disappo...More
Tips
Think twice before you take the train.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New York to Philadelphia with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.0
Condition
4.5
Jean
4.0
November 9, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Got me where I wanted to go no hassle.
Cons
Don't go by train very often, just seemed a bit expensive for a 90 minute trip
Tips
Takes you right into town, no parking.
Frederic
5.0
July 18, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Everything

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Philadelphia to Cary with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.5
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Prasad
4.0
October 4, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Countryside
Cons
Seating arrangement

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from New York to Durham with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.5
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Anne
4.0
February 4, 2020Visiting family
Pros
It was a 10 hour trip. NYC to Durham. I had the time, so I opted to take the train so I could look out the window, doze and regroup. I had the seat to myself which was nice. There’s a certain amount of randomness about train travel which appeals—who’s getting on or off,...More
Cons
The wifi was spotty. Otherwise the trip was as expected.
Tips
Bring headphones.
Johannes Love
4.0
December 19, 2019Visiting family
Pros
totally enjoyable staff
Cons
availability of quiet cars

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Washington to Raleigh with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
2.5
Condition
5.0
Martha Leonor
5.0
November 18, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was the first time I traveled by train in USA. It was nice not to worry about driving and enjoy the view of the country side..
Tips
Travel by Amtrak. The staff is very nice, the train is comfortable and clean. When I arrive to Cary, where my friend was waiting for me by mistake. The conductor Kevin was wonderful! He was helpful, friendly and polite, The gentleman at the Cary station, Tom and the la...More
Harry
4.0
June 23, 2019Business
Pros
Food price was reasonable and well prepared. The lady at the diner cart was very friendly.
Cons
It was very cold in the train, many people were prepared and wrapped with a blanket. I had to wear several layers of cloths to keep me warm.
Tips
Bring some warm cloths.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Wilson to Richmond with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Durham to Salisbury with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Brianna
5.0
September 1, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
On time

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Carol
5.0
October 25, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Convenient
Cons
Better wifi
Tips
Be patient, trains are not always on time.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Greensboro to Charlotte with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Gigi
4.0
May 31, 2019Couples trip
Pros
My first Amtrak ride. Just got married and we were taking a day trip to Greensboro. Going was Great!! Coming back to Charlotte was some screaming kids
Cons
A section for ppl with BAD kids!!!
Tips
I think I could travel far in a train providing there was not a lot of noise

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Greensboro to Washington with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Anthony
3.0
June 29, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Over all better than I expected The Amtrak employees were helpful
Cons
Faster
Tips
Check it out

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak Carolinian?

Yes Amtrak Carolinian offers WiFi connection onboard their train trips. Though most trips with Amtrak Carolinian will have WiFi as advertised, some trips might not come equipped with Wifi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Carolinian WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends, you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets on a Amtrak Carolinian train? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Carolinian train trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since Amtrak Carolinian might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Does Amtrak Carolinian offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently Amtrak Carolinian does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station or stop.

Do you need an ID to get on a Amtrak Carolinian train?

Yes, Amtrak Carolinian requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, like a college ID, won’t work.

Can you use your phone to board Amtrak Carolinian?

Yes, you can board Amtrak Carolinian by showing your E Ticket on your phone. The E Ticket is emailed to when you make your reservation. To save yourself the trouble of digging through your inbox to find your ticket, get the Wanderu app and pull up your ticket with one click.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Carolinian trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Carolinian train trips. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages offered onboard Amtrak Carolinian trips?

Amtrak Carolinian provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Check with the carrier if snacks are for sale, and pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Carolinian ticket?

Amtrak Carolinian does not require a printed ticket to board the train. An E Ticket is sent to you by email that you can load on most electronic devices. You will want to have your ticket ready to be displayed as you board for the agent to scan. We recommend you download the Wanderu app, as it gives you super easy access to E Tickets for your upcoming trips for most carriers. As back up, road warriors recommend taking a screenshot of your E Ticket. That way, you won’t be fumbling around in case your internet connection cuts out.

Does Amtrak Carolinian offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

Amtrak Carolinian goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings to its customers. Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Carolinian advertises that they offer extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you might get varies from carrier to carrier, but getting extra is always good.

Amtrak Carolinian serves travelers in United States of America with train service to 24 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Carolinian schedules and routes.

New York to Washington
Daily Trips1
Price$78.00
Washington to Raleigh
Daily Trips1
Price$60.00
Durham to Greensboro
Daily Trips1
Price$11.00
Philadelphia to Washington
Daily Trips1
Price$50.00
Greensboro to Charlotte
Daily Trips1
Price$18.00

Cheap Amtrak Carolinian tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 229 Amtrak Carolinian trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Carolinian tickets start at just $5.50. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users. As these bargains are in really high demand, they’re poised to sell out fast and may no longer be available. Chill. As mom used to say in middle school, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

Washington to New York
Travel dateThu Feb 27
Lowest price$128.00
New York to Cary
Travel dateMon Feb 24
Lowest price$105.00
Durham to Cary
Travel dateTue Feb 25
Lowest price$5.00
Washington to Newark
Travel dateThu Feb 27
Lowest price$128.00
Durham to New York
Travel dateMon Feb 24
Lowest price$105.00