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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Charlotte?

Lowest Price$95.00
Fastest Train10h 25m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Charlotte 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Charlotte?

In the last month, $96.07 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Charlotte, NC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $35.04 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Charlotte?

The distance between Philadelphia and Charlotte is approximately 451 miles, or 725 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 25 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 Philadelphia to Charlotte are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Philadelphia at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. 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 Philadelphia to Charlotte?

Trains leave the station in Philadelphia twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Charlotte faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Charlotte to Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Charlotte for $90.00.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Charlotte?

There are 3 train lines with service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Charlotte, North Carolina. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak116h 16m$101.69
Amtrak Carolinian112h 2m$100.22
Amtrak Crescent110h 25m$108.38

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

There is one train station in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Charlotte has one train station:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Price trends for trains from Philadelphia to Charlotte

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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