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Raleigh - Southern Pines Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Raleigh to Southern Pines. Traveling by train from Raleigh to Southern Pines usually takes around 13 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in one hour and 32 minutes.

Distance60 mi (96 km)
Fastest train1h 32m
Lowest price$12.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $12.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Raleigh to Southern Pines. 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 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $74.70 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Raleigh to Southern Pines by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $19 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Raleigh to Southern Pines in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $52 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 23 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Southern Pines from Raleigh will be about $74.70 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Raleigh to Southern Pines?

2 train services operate from Raleigh to Southern Pines. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak216h 3m$94.08
Amtrak Silver Service11h 33m$37.00
  • 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 Raleigh to Southern Pines every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $18.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Raleigh to Southern Pines start from $12 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 33 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Raleigh to Southern Pines 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 Southern Pines?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Raleigh to Southern Pines. 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 Southern Pines?

The distance between Raleigh and Southern Pines is approximately 60 miles, or 96 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 32 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 from Raleigh to Southern Pines are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Raleigh at 1:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from Raleigh to Southern Pines?

Trains leave the station in Raleigh 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 Southern Pines faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Southern Pines 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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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

  • 1914 N Tryon St

  • Intermodal Facility

  • 1120 W Washington St

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

  • 201 S Main St

  • 290 Magnolia St

  • Galyon Transportation Center

  • 1105 Tiger Blvd

  • 101 N Main St

  • 601 W Main St

  • WAVE Forden Station Transit Ctr - 505 Cando St

  • 100 W High Ave

  • Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

  • 200 Hwy 11 South at Tate St

Where is the train station in Southern Pines?

Main arrival station: 235 NW Broad St

Southern Pines has one train station.

All train stations in Southern Pines:

  • 235 NW Broad St

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