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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Charlotte to Newark?

Lowest Price$101.00
Fastest Train11h 39m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $104.33 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Newark, NJ. 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $58.94 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to Newark?

The distance between Charlotte and Newark is approximately 526 miles, or 846 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 39 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 Newark 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 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 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 Newark?

Trains leave the station in Charlotte twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Newark faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newark to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Newark for $75.00.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Newark?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak114h 27m$142.11
Amtrak Carolinian113h 28m$102.80
Amtrak Crescent111h 40m$106.96

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

There is one train station in Charlotte:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Where is the train station in Newark?

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

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Price trends for trains from Charlotte to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

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