Cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Raleigh

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How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Raleigh?

Lowest Price$48.00
Fastest5h 43m
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Overall score for Washington DC to Raleigh
4.5
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Raleigh?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington D.C. to Raleigh is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington D.C. to Raleigh was $70.33. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $18.58 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Washington DC to Raleigh?

The distance between Washington DC and Raleigh is approximately 233.43 miles, or 375.58 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 5 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 43 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Washington DC to Raleigh?

On Thursday trains from Washington D.C. to Raleigh are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Carolinian has the most connections between Washington DC to Raleigh

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Raleigh. On the route to Raleigh 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Carolinian offers the most scheduled departures between Washington D.C. to Raleigh, usually offering one departure per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Raleigh, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Washington DC to Raleigh, which start at $28.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Washington D.C. to Raleigh

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Washington DC to Raleigh start from $60.00, and on average cost $68.63. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Raleigh. Amtrak Carolinian in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Raleigh trains arrive at Union Station,

From Washington DC to Raleigh train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 6 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Raleigh faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 43 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Raleigh on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $74.62 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 15m
Avg. Price
$68.63

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Washington DC to Raleigh start from $48.00, and on average cost $79.83. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Raleigh. Amtrak Silver Service in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Raleigh trains arrive at Union Station,

From Washington DC to Raleigh train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 5 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Raleigh faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 43 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Raleigh on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Silver Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $83.36 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 44m
Avg. Price
$79.83

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington D.C. on their way to Raleigh. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Washington D.C. are:
  • Union Station
There is one train station where trains arrive in Raleigh from Washington D.C.. These are the busiest arriving stations in Raleigh:
  • Union Station