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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Cary to Raleigh. Traveling by train from Cary to Raleigh usually takes around 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 18 minutes.

Distance8 mi (13 km)
Fastest train0h 18m
Lowest price$3.50
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines4

What is the price of a train ticket from Cary to Raleigh?

In the last month, $3.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary, NC to Raleigh, NC. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. 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 $3.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Cary to Raleigh by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for April. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $4 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Cary to Raleigh in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $7 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Raleigh from Cary will be about $3.50 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Cary to Raleigh?

There are 4 train lines with service from Cary, North Carolina to Raleigh, North Carolina. Amtrak Piedmont is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 18m$3.88
Amtrak Carolinian10h 18m$3.85
Amtrak Piedmont20h 18m$3.86
Amtrak Silver Service10h 27m$4.19
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 1 Amtrak trains from Cary to Raleigh every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $4.

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  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    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 Cary and Raleigh, 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 18 minutes.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    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 Cary to Raleigh start from $4 and the average train journey lasts about 0 hours and 27 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cary to Raleigh 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 Cary to Raleigh?

The distance between Cary and Raleigh is approximately 8 miles, or 13 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Raleigh.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Cary to Raleigh are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Tuesday 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 Cary 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.

Is there a direct train from Cary to Raleigh?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Cary to Raleigh.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Raleigh to Cary.

City Information

Raleigh

As an up-and-coming smart city, Raleigh has a wide range of activities that will satisfy all kinds of travelers. One of the most famous destinations in the city is the Neuse River Trail, which boasts 28 miles of a scenic path running through Wake Forest. It goes through not only forests but also wetlands, allowing walkers and cyclists to take a breather from the concrete jungle and be one with nature. Raleigh is also a famous research city, so it makes sense to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. With a permanent collection that attracts all ages, including whale skeletons and seahorse diorama, the museum is a great spot that you should not miss out on. If you wish to go shopping the old-fashioned way, the Raleigh City Market, which opened more than a century ago, allows you to meander through various small boutiques.

Raleigh’s reputation as a foodie haven is on a steady rise, and it currently houses five different establishments by chef Ashley Christensen, of which Poole’s Diner is particularly noteworthy. If you are looking for authentic North Carolina-style barbecues, Clyde Cooper’s stands among the most popular choices.

Raleigh’s main bus station is located outside of the city center at 2210 Capital Blvd. The city’s Amtrak station is one of the busiest in the country, and there are daily trains running from Raleigh to New York City, Charlotte and Miami, among other places. The principal airport in the region is the Raleigh–Durham International Airport, which is northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cary?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Cary.

Where is the train station in Raleigh?

Arrival stations

Raleigh has one train station.

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