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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Charlotte to Raleigh?

Lowest Price$27.00
Fastest Train3h 11m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $27.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh, 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 $6.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to Raleigh?

The distance between Charlotte and Raleigh is approximately 130 miles, or 209 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 11 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Raleigh. 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 Raleigh to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Raleigh for $41.00.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Raleigh?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 19m$27.86
Amtrak Carolinian13h 21m$27.46
Amtrak Piedmont13h 11m$27.39

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

There is one train station in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Where is the train station in Raleigh?

Raleigh has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Charlotte to Raleigh

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 Raleigh, NC
4.8
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Sean
5.0
July 7, 2020Business
Pros
Great deal for the money
Cons
Nothing
Tips
N/A
Alex
4.0
October 5, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I enjoyed that the check-in process went smoothly and I was able to relax for the duration of the trip.
Cons
At the station and upon boarding the train, the instructions for where to be and which car to board were unclear, I would have liked to see clearer signage.
Tips
Make sure to arrive early!

Based on 2 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
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
Rosalie
5.0
September 14, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Not too much or toolong stop
Cons
Will use Amtrak while I can.
Tips
Check Amtrak befiore looking for a bus. It is reliable on time excellent service
Cassandra
5.0
September 12, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I had never taken a train before, it was comfortable and not at all what I had expected. I would definitely travel by train in the future.
Tips
I arrived 15 minutes early and they were already boarding.

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