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Burlington - Durham Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 4 daily train trips between Burlington and Durham. The average train journey from Burlington to Durham takes 39 minutes, but some Amtrak Carolinian train trips are as short as 37 minutes.

Distance31 mi (50 km)
Fastest train0h 37m
Lowest price$10.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Price trends for trains from Burlington to Durham

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5JulJul

Monthly avg. prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

Which train should you take from Burlington to Durham?

There are 3 train lines with service from Burlington to Durham. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak20h 39m$10.00
Amtrak Carolinian10h 37m$10.00
Amtrak Piedmont10h 44m$10.00
  • 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 Burlington to Durham every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $10.

  • 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 Burlington and Durham, 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 0 hours and 37 minutes.

  • To accommodate a growing demand for additional train services in North Carolina, the Amtrak Piedmont was established in 1995, offering connections between Charlotte and Raleigh. The route consists of nine stops, with a complete end-to-end trip taking around three hours. The Amtrak Piedmont runs three times daily in either direction. Each train offers WiFi, lavatories, business and coach class seating, and a cafe car to ensure passengers never have to go hungry.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Burlington and Durham is approximately 31 miles, or 50 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 37 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Durham.

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Burlington to Durham. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Burlington at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Burlington to Durham.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Durham to Burlington.

City Information

Burlington

Burlington, NC, US - BNC-0

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About halfway between Winston-Salem and Durham in North Carolina, Burlington is a bustling city originally named "Company Shops" because of the railroad offices and shops that the North Carolina Railroad Company established at the site. Though a small city, Burlington's community is a charming place to explore with all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Start at the Company Shops Depot, once the town's busy train station but now a venue for events and concerts. Next, learn about the War of the Regulation that occurred in North Carolina in 1771 by visiting the Alamance Battleground State Historic Site. If you're traveling with little ones, head to neighboring Graham to spend the day at the Children's Museum of Alamance County. Nature lovers can check out the Shallow Ford Natural Area and tours at Cedarock Park.

The nearest major airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport, about 45 minutes away from Burlington. You can take the Amtrak Carolinian or Piedmont directly into Burlington from New York, D.C., Charlotte, or Raleigh. Bus routes also make it easy to reach Burlington, especially on affordable Wanda Coach trips from New York.

Durham

Durham is a little treasure cove for all fans of history and the United States’ heritage. The first and foremost thing you should try out is go on a hike on one of the city’s iconic trails. For a more traditional hiking experience, try the Eno River Trail. If you wish to enjoy a more unique experience, the American Tobacco Trail will be a better choice, as it follows the old CSX railroad. For those who want to explore the city’s rich history, check out the Stagville Plantation, which is now a museum dedicated to the city’s antebellum history, offering a unique historical perspective.

Durham’s food scene is vibrant and exciting. Fans of seafood will definitely be amazed at how fresh and delicious the seafood at Mateo Bar de Tapas is. If you wish to try out Italian eats with a twist, check out Devil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant.

The main bus station is the Transportation Center located at 515 W Pettigrew St in Downtown Durham. From there, you can take a bus to New York, Richmond, Washington D.C., and dozens of other destinations across the country. The main Amtrak train station in Durham is located around the corner from the bus stop at 601 W Main St. Durham is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian and Piedmont lines. The city’s air services are handled by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 12 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Burlington?

Main departure station: 101 N Main St

There is one train station in Burlington.

All train stations in Burlington:

  • 101 N Main St

Where is the train station in Durham?

601 W Main St  - DNCAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 601 W Main St

In Durham, Amtrak’s train station is at 601 W Main St, in a historic brick warehouse originally constructed in 1897. The Carolinian line from Charlotte to New York and the Piedmont line from Charlotte to Raleigh both stop at this station in Durham. Inside the station, passengers are greeted by high ceilings (this was once a warehouse, after all!) and can find restrooms, long benches for seating, and Amtrak staff. The same building also hosts an Italian restaurant and pool hall around the corner, and several more restaurants are within a one-block walk. You can even check out the Museum of Durham History on Main St, too. The Durham Amtrak station is located in the city center, close to Duke University and Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

All train stations in Durham:

  • 601 W Main St

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