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Greensboro - Burlington Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Greensboro to Burlington

There are usually 1 daily bus trips available from Greensboro to Burlington.

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Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$35.00
Avg. Price
$7.00
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0h 25m
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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Greensboro to Burlington. Traveling by train from Greensboro to Burlington usually takes 21 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carolinian train can make the trip in 20 minutes.

Distance20 mi (32 km)
Fastest train0h 20m
Lowest price$7.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Price trends for trains from Greensboro to Burlington

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Which train should you take from Greensboro to Burlington?

There are 3 train lines with service from Greensboro to Burlington. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak20h 21m$7.00
Amtrak Carolinian10h 20m$7.00
Amtrak Piedmont10h 21m$7.00
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Greensboro to Burlington every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $7.

  • 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 Greensboro and Burlington, 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 0 hours and 20 minutes.

  • To accommodate a growing demand for additional train services in North Carolina, the Amtrak Piedmont was established in 1995, offering connections between Charlotte and Raleigh. The route consists of nine stops, with a complete end-to-end trip taking around three hours. The Amtrak Piedmont runs three times daily in either direction. Each train offers WiFi, lavatories, business and coach class seating, and a cafe car to ensure passengers never have to go hungry.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Greensboro and Burlington is approximately 20 miles, or 32 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Burlington.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Greensboro to Burlington. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Greensboro at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Greensboro to Burlington.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Burlington to Greensboro.

City Information

Greensboro

Consisting mostly of industrial buildings, Greensboro is the type of city that only reveals its charm to those who have given it time. Head over to the Colonial Heritage Center to learn more about the life of the colonists during the first days of the country. The relics here, including the most outstanding collection of colonial-era maps in the country, will certainly leave you satisfied. One of the highlights of the city is the Old Greensborough quarter, which serves as a living time capsule for fans of history. The quarter also hosts some of the best establishments in town, so don’t hesitate to unwind and enjoy a quick bite at a local restaurant. When you need to retreat from the crowd, the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden and Bog Garden, which features artful sculptures, will be a great choice.

Greensboro’s food scene is expanding rapidly and Table 16 is one of the most famous stars of this burgeoning food scene. The menu incorporates locally-grown produce as well as seasonal dishes whenever possible, making it a great place to try out local staples.

Depending on the bus carrier you are going to travel with, there are several bus stops around Greensboro that you could end up departing from or arriving at. The main Amtrak train station in town is the J. Douglas Galyon Depot located in the center of the city. Greensboro is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian, Crescent and Piedmont lines. The airport serving the city is Piedmont Triad International Airport, which is located in Guilford County.

Burlington

Burlington, NC, US - BNC-0

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About halfway between Winston-Salem and Durham in North Carolina, Burlington is a bustling city originally named "Company Shops" because of the railroad offices and shops that the North Carolina Railroad Company established at the site. Though a small city, Burlington's community is a charming place to explore with all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Start at the Company Shops Depot, once the town's busy train station but now a venue for events and concerts. Next, learn about the War of the Regulation that occurred in North Carolina in 1771 by visiting the Alamance Battleground State Historic Site. If you're traveling with little ones, head to neighboring Graham to spend the day at the Children's Museum of Alamance County. Nature lovers can check out the Shallow Ford Natural Area and tours at Cedarock Park.

The nearest major airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport, about 45 minutes away from Burlington. You can take the Amtrak Carolinian or Piedmont directly into Burlington from New York, D.C., Charlotte, or Raleigh. Bus routes also make it easy to reach Burlington, especially on affordable Wanda Coach trips from New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-0

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Main departure station: Galyon Transportation Center

Built in 1927 as the Greensboro Southern Railway Depot, the Galyon Transportation Center is an intermodal transit facility in Greensboro. An imposing columned entry opens to an airy station with indoor seating, vending machines, and restrooms. Three Amtrak trains serve the iconic station: the Crescent from New Orleans to New York, the Piedmont from Charlotte to Raleigh, and the Carolinian from Charlotte to New York. In addition, FlixBus US stops at the station on several intercity bus routes, and local public transit offers service from the station to stops throughout Greensboro.

All train stations in Greensboro:

  • Galyon Transportation Center

Where is the train station in Burlington?

Main arrival station: 101 N Main St

Burlington has one train station.

All train stations in Burlington:

  • 101 N Main St

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