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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Raleigh to Charlotte?

Lowest Price$27.00
Fastest Train3h 10m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Raleigh to Charlotte right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $27.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Raleigh, NC to Charlotte, 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 $6.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Raleigh to Charlotte?

The distance between Raleigh and Charlotte is approximately 130 miles, or 209 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 10 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 Raleigh to Charlotte are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Saturday 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 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 Charlotte?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Charlotte. 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 Charlotte to Raleigh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Raleigh to Charlotte for $41.00.

Which train should you take from Raleigh to Charlotte?

There are 3 train lines with service from Raleigh, North Carolina to Charlotte, North Carolina. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 50m$27.60
Amtrak Carolinian13h 26m$27.68
Amtrak Piedmont13h 10m$27.21

Where is the train station in Raleigh?

There is one train station in Raleigh:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Charlotte has one train station:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Price trends for trains from Raleigh to Charlotte

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AugAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Raleigh, NC to Charlotte, NC
5.0
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Piedmont report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Sally
5.0
August 10, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The staff was very gracious and accommodating to me
Matilda
5.0
June 9, 2019Business
Pros
Everything from the friendly staff to the clean car and seats! I am definitely using this service again!
Cons
Nothing.
Tips
You're missing out big time if you're not using Amtrak services!

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