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Raleigh-North Charleston Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Raleigh to North Charleston. Traveling by train from Raleigh to North Charleston usually takes around 8 hours and 59 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance216 mi (348 km)
Fastest train8h 59m
Lowest price$57.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Raleigh to North Charleston?

In the last month, $57.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Raleigh, NC to North Charleston, SC. 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 $20.00 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 North Charleston will vary between $57 and $64. Planning a train trip to North Charleston within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Raleigh over the next 7 days is $57. 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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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Raleigh to North Charleston 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 $58 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Raleigh to North Charleston in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $71 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 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to North Charleston from Raleigh will be about $20.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Raleigh to North Charleston?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Raleigh, North Carolina to North Charleston, South Carolina. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak19h 0m$59.37
  • 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 North Charleston every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $57.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Raleigh to North Charleston 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 Raleigh to North Charleston?

The distance between Raleigh and North Charleston is approximately 216 miles, or 348 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 59 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 North Charleston are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Raleigh at 10:00am and arrives in North Charleston around 8 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Raleigh to North Charleston?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from North Charleston to Raleigh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Raleigh to North Charleston for $53.00.

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?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Raleigh.

Where is the train station in North Charleston?

Arrival stations

North Charleston has one train station.

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