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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Charlotte to Durham?

Lowest Price$25.00
Fastest Train2h 31m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $25.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Durham, 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.81 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to Durham?

The distance between Charlotte and Durham is approximately 121 miles, or 195 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 31 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 Durham 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 Durham?

Trains leave the station in Charlotte twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Durham with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Durham to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Durham for $35.00.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Durham?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 37m$25.96
Amtrak Carolinian12h 38m$25.52
Amtrak Piedmont12h 32m$25.52

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

There is one train station in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Where is the train station in Durham?

Durham has one train station:

  • 601 W Main St

Price trends for trains from Charlotte to Durham

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Charlotte, NC to Durham, NC
4.8
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Piedmont report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Alexandria
5.0
December 31, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
The train was clean, staff always friendly, did not lose luggage and arrived on time.
Cons
Consistent rules. The first train ride I was able to put my carry on in seat with me but the second train ride I was asked to move it even though there were plenty of other seats available.

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