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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Charlotte to Boston?

Lowest Price$123.00
Fastest Train19h 43m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Charlotte to Boston right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Charlotte to Boston?

In the last month, $123.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Boston, MA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $63.03 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to Boston?

The distance between Charlotte and Boston is approximately 721 miles, or 1160 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 23 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 43 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 Charlotte to Boston are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday 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 Charlotte at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. 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 Charlotte to Boston?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Boston for $152.00.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Boston?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Charlotte, North Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak323h 48m$132.71

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

There is one train station in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston receives travelers from Charlotte at its two active train stations:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Price trends for trains from Charlotte to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50OctNov

Monthly average prices

$225$180$135$90$45NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$200$160$120$80$403020100

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