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Washington DC-Raleigh Train Schedule
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Raleigh 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 Raleigh?
In the last month, $48.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $12.45 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from Washington DC to Raleigh?
The distance between Washington DC and Raleigh is approximately 233 miles, or 375 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 5 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.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Washington DC to Raleigh are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Washington DC at 11:00am and arrives in Raleigh around 5 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Washington DC to Raleigh?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Raleigh with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
Which train should you take from Washington DC to Raleigh?
Where is the train station in Washington DC?
There is one train station in Washington DC:
- Union Station
Where is the train station in Raleigh?
Raleigh has one train station:
- Union Station
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