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Wilmington-Cary Train Schedule
There are 2 daily trains from Wilmington to Cary. Traveling by train from Wilmington to Cary usually takes around 9 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 8 hours and 11 minutes.
|Distance||325 mi (523 km)|
|Fastest train||8h 11m|
|Trains per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Silver Service|
What is the price of a train ticket from Wilmington to Cary?
In the last month, $86.77 was the average price of a train ticket from Wilmington, DE to Cary, NC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $30.87 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Wilmington to Cary will vary between $83 and $112. Planning a train trip to Cary within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Wilmington over the next 7 days is $83. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Wilmington to Cary by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $81 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Wilmington to Cary in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $91 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 18 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Cary from Wilmington will be about $30.87 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Wilmington to Cary?
There are 3 train lines with service from Wilmington, Delaware to Cary, North Carolina. There is only one daily train on each service.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Carolinian||1||8h 24m||$80.44|
|Amtrak Silver Service||1||8h 13m||$108.71|
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. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Wilmington to Cary every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $65.
The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Wilmington and Cary, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 8 hours and 24 minutes.
Amtrak Silver Service
The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Wilmington to Cary start from $74 and the average train journey lasts about 8 hours and 13 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Wilmington to Cary during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Wilmington to Cary?
The distance between Wilmington and Cary is approximately 325 miles, or 523 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 11 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 Wilmington to Cary are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Wednesday 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 Wilmington at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Wilmington to Cary?
Trains leave the station in Wilmington twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Cary 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 Cary to Wilmington.
Where is the train station in Wilmington?
There is one train station in Wilmington.
Where is the train station in Cary?
Cary has one train station.
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