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About Winston-Salem

Ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States, Winston-Salem resulted from the merging of two separate towns in 1913.

The city's oldest and most visually arresting areas are found in what was once simply Salem, a town with a history going back to 1753. You can admire many of the original Moravian-style buildings at Old Salem Museums & Gardens and in the historic districts of West End and Ardmore.

Downtown also has some notable structures, including 100 North Main Street – the tallest office building in the region.

Meanwhile, the main strip when it comes to nightlife is Fourth Street, where bars and restaurants see a steady stream of patrons until long after dark. The presence of no less than six higher education institutions in the city ensures the scene remains fresh and vibrant.

Winston-Salem can be reached from over 175 other U.S. cities. Daily buses depart and arrive from the city's three bus terminals throughout the day, with destinations that include Raleigh, Richmond, and New York City. In addition, Amtrak operates passenger train services via the station at High Point. Its three lines span the region from New York to New Orleans.

What train companies travel to Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

Located in North Carolina, Winston-Salem is accessible by train from one other city. You can choose from 4 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Winston-Salem on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Winston-Salem are also available.

Train companies serving Winston-Salem

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak8816h 30m$54.12
  • 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.

Which train carrier has the best service to Winston-Salem?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Winston-Salem by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.6 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Winston-Salem taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.2 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Winston-Salem punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Winston-Salem, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$5.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Winston-Salem, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Winston-Salem. In the last month, trains from High Point to Winston-Salem had the lowest average price at $5.00.

The busiest train station in Winston-Salem is Winston-Salem State University (PART bus stop). As Winston-Salem's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St.

The closest airport to Winston-Salem is Smith Reynolds Airport (INT), it is located 2.7 miles from the city center of Winston-Salem.
Winston-Salem ranks number 14 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 389 in United States. Winston-Salem ranks number 17 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Winston-Salem via train service. On average 8 direct daily train trips serve Winston-Salem.
The population of Winston-Salem is 241218. Winston-Salem ranks number 5 in terms of population in North Carolina and number 84 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Winston-Salem range from $5 for a short trip to Winston-Salem, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Winston-Salem starts at , and a longer trip by train to Winston-Salem can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
Business travelers most frequently choose to travel by train to Winston-Salem, enjoying the convenience of quick boarding and centrally located stations.
The closest train station to the city center of Winston-Salem is Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St, located just 0.1 miles away. Select Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Winston-Salem. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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