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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Cary to Dallas. Traveling by train from Cary to Dallas usually takes around 56 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 43 hours and 52 minutes.

Distance1048 mi (1686 km)
Fastest train43h 52m
Lowest price$238.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Cary to Dallas?

In the last month, $252.87 was the average price of a train ticket from Cary, NC to Dallas, TX. Given how far apart Cary and Dallas are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $54.23 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$330$220$110JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Cary to Dallas will vary between $253 and $316. Planning a train trip to Dallas within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Cary over the next 7 days is $253. 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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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Cary to Dallas by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $250 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Cary to Dallas in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $287 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

$325$260$195$130$653020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Dallas from Cary will be about $54.23 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Cary to Dallas?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Cary, North Carolina to Dallas, Texas. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak22d 8h 41m$278.28
  • 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 Dallas every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $238.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cary to Dallas 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Cary to Dallas?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Cary to Dallas. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Cary to Dallas?

The distance between Cary and Dallas is approximately 1048 miles, or 1686 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 56 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 43 hours and 52 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 Cary to Dallas 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 Sunday 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 5:00pm 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 Dallas?

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 Dallas to Cary. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Cary to Dallas for $225.00.

City Information

Dallas

Dallas is one of the most vibrant and modern cities in Texas. While it is one of the foremost business, telecommunications and transportation hubs in the United States, Dallas is also one of the most exciting cities when it comes to culture and nightlife opportunities.

When you are planning a trip to Dallas, make sure you leave time in your schedule to check out some of the city’s world-famous museums. Some must-visits include The Sixth Floor Museum (that commemorates the assassination of John F. Kennedy), the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

If you want some fresh air and a feast to the eyes, you must visit the remarkable Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which boasts one of the best botanical collections in the entire country. And if you are after some tasty grub and good people watching, then head to Stone Street Gardens, a row of restaurants located on a charming red brick strip surrounded with tons of greenery.

Both the main train station in Dallas, the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station, and the main bus station are located in the heart of the city’s downtown historic district just a few blocks away from each other. That makes it super convenient to travel to Dallas from various places in Texas and the rest of the U.S. or Mexico. The stations’ central location also allows for an easy transfer to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that is located pretty far outside the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cary?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Cary.

Where is the train station in Dallas?

Arrival stations

Dallas receives travelers from Cary at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Dallas:

  • Bus Terminal - 205 S Lamar St

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