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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Greensboro to Cary. Traveling by train from Greensboro to Cary usually takes around 3 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 18 minutes.

Distance60 mi (96 km)
Fastest train1h 18m
Lowest price$11.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Greensboro to Cary

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Cristobal

May 28, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: Fantastic. Safe and on time. Cons: Could not ask for more. Tips: Get your tickets at Wanderu!!

Pros: Fantastic. Safe and on time. Cons: Could not ask for more. Tips: Get your tickets at Wanderu!!

5.0

Elisa

July 18, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: The train stations were super clean and organized. It was a great experience. Tips: Excellent choice to travel comfortably, easy, at an affordable price.

Pros: The train stations were super clean and organized. It was a great experience. Tips: Excellent choice to travel comfortably, easy, at an affordable price.

5.0

Joseph

June 1, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Piedmont

Pros: everything much better than expected!!! Cons: NOTHING!!!! Tips: THE PRICE IS RIGHT, THE DEAL IS REAL!!!

Pros: everything much better than expected!!! Cons: NOTHING!!!! Tips: THE PRICE IS RIGHT, THE DEAL IS REAL!!!

Price trends for trains from Greensboro to Cary

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JunJul

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Which train should you take from Greensboro to Cary?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 49m$49.35
Amtrak Carolinian11h 21m$11.00
Amtrak Piedmont21h 18m$11.00
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Greensboro to Cary every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $11.

  • 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 Greensboro and Cary, 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 1 hours and 21 minutes.

  • Amtrak Piedmont

    Amtrak Piedmont

    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

Is it safe to travel by train from Greensboro to Cary 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Greensboro to Cary?

The distance between Greensboro and Cary is approximately 60 miles, or 96 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 18 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Greensboro to Cary. 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 Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Greensboro at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Greensboro to Cary?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Cary. 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 Cary 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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-1

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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

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

  • Intermodal Facility

  • 1120 W Washington St

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

  • 350 Hancock St

  • 290 Magnolia St

  • 2105 Greensboro Ave

  • 1105 Tiger Blvd

  • 116 Industrial Blvd

  • 308 Newman St

  • 47 North Alexander St

  • Union Station - 1901 Front St

  • 1827 Front St

  • 230 North Maple St

Where is the train station in Cary?

Main arrival station: 211 N Academy St

Cary has one train station.

All train stations in Cary:

  • 211 N Academy St

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