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Rocky Mount - Newark Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

6 trains operate daily from Rocky Mount to Newark. The train trip from Rocky Mount to Newark is usually about 9 hours and 13 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can get you there in as little as 8 hours and 22 minutes.

Distance385 mi (620 km)
Fastest train8h 22m
Lowest price$93.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Rocky Mount to Newark

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




March 1, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: It was a pleasure riding with Amtrak, the train was clean and comfortable! Cons: The food. Tips: Make sure to pack your own food and drinks because the ones in the cafeteria cart of the locomotive is pretty expensive.

What is the price of a train ticket from Rocky Mount to Newark?

The average price for a train ticket from Rocky Mount to Newark is $111.75, Tickets are generally pricier for this train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. By booking your trip at least 16 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $112.41 more.

Monthly avg. prices

Mark your calendar for September if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Rocky Mount to Newark. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $115. If you're planning a trip from Rocky Mount to Newark during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $149 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches


Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Rocky Mount to Newark. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 16 days before departure, you can save around $112.41. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Rocky Mount to Newark?

There are 4 train lines with service from Rocky Mount to Newark. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak210h 30m$230.08
Amtrak Carolinian18h 32m$147.80
Amtrak Palmetto18h 50m$143.84
Amtrak Silver Service28h 26m$152.15
  • 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 Rocky Mount to Newark every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $116.

  • 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 Rocky Mount and Newark, 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 8 hours and 32 minutes.

  • The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Rocky Mount to Newark is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • 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 Rocky Mount to Newark start from $119 and the average train journey lasts about 8 hours and 26 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Rocky Mount and Newark is approximately 385 miles, or 620 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 22 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.

Trains from Rocky Mount to Newark are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Rocky Mount at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 4 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Rocky Mount.

City Information

Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount is a beautiful part of Eastern North Carolina and has plenty of things to do for everyone. The pristine Rocky Mount Mills, the city's excellent (and kid-friendly) parks, restaurants, and locations to get some beer are among our favorites.

In Rocky Mount, there are a plethora of enjoyable opportunities to get outside and experience nature. Whether you prefer gaming, water, or hiking, they've got you covered. The Sunset Amusement Park, for instance, has a train, a splash pad, a carousel, a skate park, a playground, a disc golf course, tennis courts, and so much more! For $5 a day, you can use the park or rent it out for your next event.

The Imperial Centre brings together some of Rocky Mount's top attractions in one location. For starters, the Community Theatre is a great place to see and participate in a production. A hands-on science museum is also available for children. Your children will have a great time learning about and exploring the world around them. On-site is the Cummins Planetarium, which has the most up-to-date full-dome video and laser light performances. In addition, the Arts Center is packed with exhibits and courses where you can create your own masterpiece.

Wanda Coach services the area with a fleet of buses, and Amtrak has several train lines going from Baltimore, Washington, Newark, and New York to Rocky Mount.


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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rocky Mount?

Main departure station: 101 Coastline St

There is one train station in Rocky Mount.

All train stations in Rocky Mount:

  • 101 Coastline St

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Main arrival station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

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