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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Charlotte to Cary?

Lowest Price$26.00
Fastest Train2h 51m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $26.36 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Cary, 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $6.61 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to Cary?

The distance between Charlotte and Cary is approximately 122 miles, or 197 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 51 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 Charlotte to Cary 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 Wednesday 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 3:00pm. 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 Charlotte to Cary?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Cary. 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 Cary to Charlotte.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Cary?

There are 3 train lines with service from Charlotte, North Carolina to Cary, North Carolina. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 59m$28.57
Amtrak Carolinian13h 0m$27.05
Amtrak Piedmont12h 51m$27.20

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

There is one train station in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Where is the train station in Cary?

Cary has one train station:

  • 211 N Academy St

Price trends for trains from Charlotte to Cary

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15NovDec

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Charlotte, NC to Cary, NC
4.7
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.5
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Mohammad
5.0
October 19, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Smooth ride
Cons
Food on the train will be a great idea
Elias
4.0
September 20, 2019Visiting family
Cons
on working wifi

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Renualdo
5.0
February 7, 2020Business
Pros
The staff was very helpful to me being that this was my first time riding a train out of town. The ride was very relaxing. I never thought about taking a train for long distance travel, but i will be doing so more often now!! No traffic jams ect it was a great experienc...More
Cons
Nothing everything was great

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Piedmont report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Prasheeth
4.0
November 26, 2019Visiting family
Cons
WIFI.
Judith
5.0
August 25, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I could work and rest while traveling

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