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Newark - Salisbury Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Newark to Salisbury. Traveling by train from Newark to Salisbury usually takes 12 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 10 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance489 mi (787 km)
Fastest train10h 48m
Lowest price$108.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Newark, NJ and Salisbury, NC cost $135.00, on average. Since this route covers a considerable distance, tickets are typically a bit pricier than most train fares. Booking your trip at least 29 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $123.63 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during September. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Newark to Salisbury, with the average price at just $118. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in June, when the average price goes up to $197. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Which train should you take from Newark to Salisbury?

There are 3 train lines with service from Newark to Salisbury. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak113h 36m$250.39
Amtrak Carolinian112h 22m$182.76
Amtrak Crescent110h 48m$194.79
  • 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 Newark to Salisbury every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $162.

  • 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 Newark and Salisbury, 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 12 hours and 22 minutes.

  • The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Newark to Salisbury take about 10 hours and 48 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $135.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Newark and Salisbury is approximately 489 miles, or 787 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 48 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Newark to Salisbury on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Newark at 12:00am 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 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Salisbury. 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 Salisbury to Newark.

City Information

Newark

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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.

Salisbury

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Salisbury is in the Piedmont region, just outside of Charlotte. The city is the oldest continually populated colonial town in the region, popular for its historic preservation.

Salisbury features sights for history and art buffs, including the Rowan Museum Inc, Waterworks Visual Art Center, and Boone's Cave Park. You can also enjoy the outdoors through different trails, like Dunn's Mountain Park, Hurley Park, and Salisbury Community Park. Historic locations like the National Cemetery and the Foundation, or architecture like the Hall House Museum. From the museums and arts to the family-friendly attractions, Salisbury is known to offer a balanced experience.

Salisbury has a vibrant nightlife, especially for those who like drinking wine. You can check out their vineyards, wine tours, breweries, bars, taverns, and taprooms. It also features night lounges, clubs, grills, bars, restaurants, and more. In Downtown Salisbury, you can enjoy different forms of dining and entertainment in their theater and locally owned stores, restaurants, and boutiques.

The closest major airport is the Charlotte International Airport. You can easily access Salisbury from 30 neighboring cities by bus, powered by bus lines like the Tornado Bus, Wanda Coach, El Expreso Bus, and PandaNY Bus. You can also visit the city by train via carriers like Amtrak with the Amtrak Crescent, Amtrak Carolinian, and Amtrak Piedmont.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Main departure 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

Where is the train station in Salisbury?

Main arrival station: 215 Depot St

Salisbury has one train station.

All train stations in Salisbury:

  • 215 Depot St

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