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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Cary to Salisbury. Traveling by train from Cary to Salisbury usually takes around 5 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance95 mi (153 km)
Fastest train2h 10m
Lowest price$20.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

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

In the last month, $20.91 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary, NC to Salisbury, 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 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.01 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Cary to Salisbury will vary between $21 and $24. Planning a train trip to Salisbury within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Cary over the next 7 days is $21. 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

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Traveling from Cary to Salisbury by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $21 whenever you decide to board the train to Salisbury.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Cary to Salisbury remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Cary to Salisbury?

There are 3 train lines with service from Cary, North Carolina to Salisbury, North Carolina. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 21m$23.12
Amtrak Carolinian12h 22m$20.39
Amtrak Piedmont22h 10m$20.36
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Cary to Salisbury every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $20.

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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 Salisbury, 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 2 hours and 22 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Cary and Salisbury is approximately 95 miles, or 153 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 10 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Cary to Salisbury 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 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Salisbury?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Salisbury. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cary?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Cary.

Where is the train station in Salisbury?

Arrival stations

Salisbury has one train station.

Need a return trip from Salisbury to Cary?

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