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There are 2 daily trains from Gastonia to Newark. Traveling by train from Gastonia to Newark usually takes around 16 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 12 hours and 46 minutes.
|Distance||537 mi (864 km)|
|Fastest train||12h 46m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Crescent|
Which train should you take from Gastonia to Newark?
2 train services operate from Gastonia, North Carolina to Newark, New Jersey. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
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 Gastonia to Newark every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $105.
The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Gastonia to Newark take about 13 hours and 12 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $110.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Gastonia 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 Gastonia to Newark?
The distance between Gastonia and Newark is approximately 537 miles, or 864 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 46 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 Gastonia to Newark are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Thursday 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 Gastonia at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00am. 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 Gastonia to Newark?
Trains leave the station in Gastonia 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.
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.
Where is the train station in Gastonia?
There is one train station in Gastonia.
Where is the train station in Newark?
Newark has one train station.
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