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How much are train tickets from Newark, NJ to Durham, NC?

Lowest Price$84.00
Fastest Train10h 22m
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Newark to Durham 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Newark to Durham?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $84.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Newark to Durham. By booking your trip 11 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $21.00 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Durham?

The distance between Newark and Durham is approximately 416 miles, or 669 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Newark to Durham 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 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 Newark at 7:00am and arrives in Durham around 10 hours later.

How many trains per day run from Newark to Durham?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Durham with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Durham to Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Durham for $73.00.

What train services are there from Newark to Durham?

Amtrak Carolinian is the one and only train line which connects Newark to Durham. 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
Amtrak Carolinian110h 24m$84.67

Where is the train station in Newark?

There is one train station in Newark:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Durham?

Durham has one train station:

  • 601 W Main St

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