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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Raleigh to Burlington. Traveling by train from Raleigh to Burlington usually takes around one hour and 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 7 minutes.

Distance50 mi (80 km)
Fastest train1h 7m
Lowest price$11.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Piedmont
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Raleigh to Burlington

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Noah

June 28, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: All the employees were exceptionally helpful and friendly; no question was left unanswered and no service failed to be accompanied by a smile. Cons: An update to the arrival time recommendations would be helpful; I arrived much earlier than necessary for the amou...

Pros: All the employees were exceptionally helpful and friendly; no question was left unanswered and no service failed to be accompanied by a smile. Cons: An update to the arrival time recommendations would be helpful; I arrived much earlier than necessary for the amount of business the station was getting at that time of day.

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What is the price of a train ticket from Raleigh to Burlington?

In the last month, $11.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Raleigh, NC to Burlington, 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 $2.97 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Raleigh to Burlington will vary between $11 and $15. Planning a train trip to Burlington within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Raleigh over the next 7 days is $11. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Raleigh to Burlington by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $12 whenever you decide to board the train to Burlington.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Raleigh to Burlington remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Raleigh to Burlington?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 47m$13.39
Amtrak Carolinian11h 15m$11.00
Amtrak Piedmont21h 8m$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 1 Amtrak trains from Raleigh to Burlington every day, as well as 1 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 Raleigh 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 1 hours and 15 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 Raleigh to Burlington 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Raleigh to Burlington?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Raleigh to Burlington. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Raleigh to Burlington?

The distance between Raleigh and Burlington is approximately 50 miles, or 80 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 7 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?

Trains departing from Raleigh to Burlington tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Raleigh at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Raleigh to Burlington?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Raleigh to Burlington.

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

City Information

Raleigh

As an up-and-coming smart city, Raleigh has a wide range of activities that will satisfy all kinds of travelers. One of the most famous destinations in the city is the Neuse River Trail, which boasts 28 miles of a scenic path running through Wake Forest. It goes through not only forests but also wetlands, allowing walkers and cyclists to take a breather from the concrete jungle and be one with nature. Raleigh is also a famous research city, so it makes sense to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. With a permanent collection that attracts all ages, including whale skeletons and seahorse diorama, the museum is a great spot that you should not miss out on. If you wish to go shopping the old-fashioned way, the Raleigh City Market, which opened more than a century ago, allows you to meander through various small boutiques.

Raleigh’s reputation as a foodie haven is on a steady rise, and it currently houses five different establishments by chef Ashley Christensen, of which Poole’s Diner is particularly noteworthy. If you are looking for authentic North Carolina-style barbecues, Clyde Cooper’s stands among the most popular choices.

Raleigh’s main bus station is located outside of the city center at 2210 Capital Blvd. The city’s Amtrak station is one of the busiest in the country, and there are daily trains running from Raleigh to New York City, Charlotte and Miami, among other places. The principal airport in the region is the Raleigh–Durham International Airport, which is northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Raleigh?

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Union Station  - RGHAMT3-1

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Main departure station: Union Station

The new multi-million dollar facility of Raleigh’s Union Station has quickly become one of the busiest train stations in North Carolina. Since opening in 2018, the station has expanded to serve over 150,000 passengers every year. Raleigh Union Station is an Amtrak station with routes connecting to major cities along the East Coast, including trips to New York City on the Carolinian or as far as Miami on Amtrak’s Silver Service. In addition, Amtrak’s Piedmont service from Charlotte ends its route in Raleigh. The station is a multi-level facility with tracks on the lower platform and retail shops on the main levels. It’s located in the heart of downtown, within a short walk of Nash Square, the CAM Raleigh art museum, and various restaurant options.

All train stations in Raleigh:

  • Union Station

  • St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Pilot Travel Center

  • Travel Plaza - 6050 Plaza Dr.

  • 5600 Fruitville Rd

  • 900 Kings Hwy

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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