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Cary - Greenville Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Cary to Greenville. Traveling by train from Cary to Greenville usually takes 16 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 11 hours and 41 minutes.

Distance214 mi (344 km)
Fastest train11h 41m
Lowest price$60.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Cary to Greenville?

The average price for a train ticket from Cary, NC to Greenville, SC is $70.67, By booking your trip at least 21 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $20.29 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the train from Cary to Greenville usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $69 whenever you decide to travel.

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Since ticket prices on this route stay pretty consistent, you don’t need to book way in advance. However, we recommend buying your train ticket to Greenville at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure to prevent any unpleasant surprises, like last-minute surges in price or sold-out tickets.

Which train should you take from Cary to Greenville?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Cary to Greenville. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak216h 22m$78.54
  • 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 Greenville every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $60.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Cary and Greenville is approximately 214 miles, or 344 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 41 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.

Trains departing from Cary to Greenville tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Cary at 8:00am 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.

Trains leave the station in Cary twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Cary

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Cary is a town in North Carolina's Research Triangle and a fast-growing suburb of Raleigh. Known for its robust dining scene and the sports teams it hosts, Cary is a top destination in the Raleigh-Durham area. North Carolina FC and North Carolina Courage share the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, and the city also hosts the USA Baseball National Training Complex, where you can attend many amateur and pre-professional baseball events throughout the year.

Outdoor enthusiasts can check out hiking and running trails on the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve and American Tobacco Trail, a 22-mile rail-trail from Durham to Wake County.

The city of Cary also features a bustling craft beer scene, best experienced at one of its taverns, pubs, ale houses, or breweries. Fortnight Brewing Company and Bond Brothers Beer Company are two of many to check out. Downtown Cary is a charming neighborhood teeming with cafes, art centers, neighborhood bars, boutique hotels, and outdoor green spaces. Of course, the highlight of any visit to Cary is its dining scene: lick the barbecue sauce from your fingers at Brew N Que or savor a pastry at La Farm Bakery.

Three Amtrak trains, the Carolinian, Piedmont, and Silver Service, stop in Cary on their north-south routes. Train service makes it easy to reach Charlotte, New York, and Miami from Cary. Access intercity bus service in nearby Raleigh, where Greyhound, Tornado Bus, Wanda Coach, and more provide service to destinations throughout the South and the country at large.

Greenville

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Greenville, SC - GSP-1

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Greenville, SC - GSP-2

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As the sixth-largest city in the state of South Carolina, Greenville is one of the state's hidden treasures! The city is a vibrant hub of artistic activities and exhibitions, with many on display at the Greenville County Museum of Art. For fans of automobiles, especially BMW cars, the BMW Zentrum will offer a comprehensive look at the brand's past, present, and future. To get close to nature, check out Cedar Falls Park, which features a majestic 200-foot wide waterfall as well as plenty of other scenic spots.

The city of Greenville boasts a vibrant food scene with plenty of signature Southern dishes. One of the best places in town to enjoy an authentic Southern BBQ dinner is at Bacon Bros. Public House, which offers impressive dishes at very affordable prices. For a more upscale dining experience, check out Passerelle Bistro, where you can have some of the finest French dishes.

Greenville is well-connected by both buses and trains, with frequent service to destinations like Orlando, New Orleans, Richmond, and even New York. Plus, the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is only 15 minutes from downtown Greenville.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cary?

Main departure station: 211 N Academy St

There is one train station in Cary.

All train stations in Cary:

  • 211 N Academy St

Where is the train station in Greenville?

Main arrival station: 1120 W Washington St

Greenville has one train station.

All train stations in Greenville:

  • 1120 W Washington St

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