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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Charlotte?

Lowest Price$74.00
Fastest Train7h 50m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Charlotte right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Washington DC to Charlotte?

In the last month, $74.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Charlotte, NC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $22.39 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Washington DC to Charlotte?

The distance between Washington DC and Charlotte is approximately 330 miles, or 530 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 50 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 Washington DC 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 Sunday 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 Washington DC at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Washington DC to Charlotte?

Trains leave the station in Washington DC twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Charlotte 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 Charlotte to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Charlotte for $50.00.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Charlotte?

2 train services operate from Washington, District of Columbia to Charlotte, North Carolina. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian19h 48m$75.40
Amtrak Crescent17h 50m$75.76

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Charlotte has one train station:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Charlotte

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30SepOct

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Washington, DC to Charlotte, NC
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Crescent 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
Marquitta
5.0
December 5, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The train announcements were excellent. Rested well knowing that staff was alert.
Cons
Bathroom checks for restock and cleaning would be appreciated

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