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Durham-Newark Train Schedule

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$84.00
9:27 AM
601 W Main St
8:12 PM
Newark Penn Station
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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Durham to Newark. Traveling by train from Durham to Newark usually takes around 11 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carolinian train can make the trip in 10 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance416 mi (669 km)
Fastest train10h 45m
Lowest price$84.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carolinian
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Durham to Newark?

In the last month, $84.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Durham, NC to Newark, NJ. 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 $74.33 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Durham to Newark by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $96 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Durham to Newark in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $118 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Durham will be about $74.33 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Durham to Newark?

2 train services operate from Durham, North Carolina to Newark, New Jersey. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak118h 53m$188.05
Amtrak Carolinian110h 45m$94.60
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Durham to Newark every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $132.

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  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Durham and Newark, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 10 hours and 45 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Durham to Newark during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Durham to Newark?

The distance between Durham and Newark is approximately 416 miles, or 669 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 45 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 Durham to Newark are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Durham at 9:00am and arrives in Newark around 10 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Durham to Newark?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Newark with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newark to Durham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Durham to Newark for $80.00.

City Information

Newark

As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Durham?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Durham.

Where is the train station in Newark?

Arrival stations

Newark receives travelers from Durham at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

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