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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Durham to Charlotte?

Lowest Price$25.00
Fastest Train2h 38m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines3
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Price trends for trains from Durham to Charlotte

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AugAug

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Durham, NC to Charlotte, NC
5.0
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 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
5.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.5
Condition
4.5
Camilo
5.0
July 19, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very nice, clean and very similar to best trains in Europe, even it’s only one class the experience was very good. I will think next time going to visit my daughter at uNC Chapel Hill if it’s worthy or not to drive... probably will use the train again.
Cons
Nothing, I am very satisfied
Tips
Thanks the risk and use the train, it was very good and relaxed experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $25.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Durham, NC to Charlotte, 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 $6.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Durham to Charlotte?

The distance between Durham and Charlotte is approximately 121 miles, or 195 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 38 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 Durham to Charlotte 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 Durham at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Durham to Charlotte?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Charlotte. 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 Charlotte to Durham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Durham to Charlotte for $30.00.

Which train should you take from Durham to Charlotte?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 12m$25.40
Amtrak Carolinian12h 47m$25.47
Amtrak Piedmont12h 38m$25.07

Where is the train station in Durham?

There is one train station in Durham:

  • 601 W Main St

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Charlotte has one train station:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

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