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Train Route Overview: New York to Raleigh

There are 3 daily trains from New York to Raleigh. Traveling by train from New York to Raleigh usually takes around 10 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 9 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance423 mi (681 km)
Fastest train9h 55m
Lowest price$79.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carolinian
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Raleigh

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Cynthia

June 27, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Affordable. Cons: Leg room. Tips: Bring a jacket, train is cold.

Pros: Affordable. Cons: Leg room. Tips: Bring a jacket, train is cold.

4.0

Alva

April 15, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: It was good no complaints. Pretty smooth. Cons: Not overbooking. Tips: Light as possible on luggage.

Pros: It was good no complaints. Pretty smooth. Cons: Not overbooking. Tips: Light as possible on luggage.

5.0

Patrick

September 20, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Comfort. Cons: Good Job during these times. Tips: Keep your mask on and safe travels.

Pros: Comfort. Cons: Good Job during these times. Tips: Keep your mask on and safe travels.

5.0

Alva

June 26, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: No hassle. No long lines. Cons: Not much variety in food. Tips: Travel light and be patient.

Pros: No hassle. No long lines. Cons: Not much variety in food. Tips: Travel light and be patient.

4.0

thomas

June 25, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: spacious seats in coach were better than an airplane, and there's stops for smoke breaks. Cons: maybe more seats. i tried to bid up but the train ended up being 100% full.

Pros: spacious seats in coach were better than an airplane, and there's stops for smoke breaks. Cons: maybe more seats. i tried to bid up but the train ended up being 100% full.

What is the price of a train ticket from New York to Raleigh?

In the last month, $96.42 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Raleigh. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $130.12 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 New York to Raleigh will vary between $90 and $149. Planning a train trip to Raleigh within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is $99. 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 New York to Raleigh by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $101 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Raleigh in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $129 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 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Raleigh from New York will be about $130.12 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Raleigh?

There are 3 train lines with service from New York to Raleigh. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak114h 28m$122.45
Amtrak Carolinian110h 0m$127.19
Amtrak Silver Service19h 55m$144.87
  • 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 New York to Raleigh every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $79.

  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    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 New York and Raleigh, 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 10 hours and 0 minutes.

  • 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 New York to Raleigh start from $84 and the average train journey lasts about 9 hours and 55 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Raleigh 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.

How long is the train journey from New York to Raleigh?

The distance between New York and Raleigh is approximately 423 miles, or 681 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 55 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 departing from New York to Raleigh tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 New York to Raleigh?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Raleigh. 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 Raleigh to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 New York?

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Main departure station: Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

Where is the train station in Raleigh?

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Main arrival 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

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