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Greenville - Greensboro Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Greenville to Greensboro. Traveling by train from Greenville to Greensboro usually takes around 4 hours and 59 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance169 mi (272 km)
Fastest train4h 59m
Lowest price$54.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Greenville to Greensboro?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Greenville, South Carolina to Greensboro, North Carolina. 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 Crescent14h 59m$54.00
  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    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 Greenville to Greensboro take about 4 hours and 59 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $54.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Greenville to Greensboro 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 Greenville to Greensboro?

The distance between Greenville and Greensboro is approximately 169 miles, or 272 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 59 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 Greenville to Greensboro 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 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 Greenville at 2:00am and arrives in Greensboro around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Greenville to Greensboro?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Greensboro 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 Greensboro to Greenville. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Greenville to Greensboro for $14.99.

City Information

Greensboro

Consisting mostly of industrial buildings, Greensboro is the type of city that only reveals its charm to those who have given it time. Head over to the Colonial Heritage Center to learn more about the life of the colonists during the first days of the country. The relics here, including the most outstanding collection of colonial-era maps in the country, will certainly leave you satisfied. One of the highlights of the city is the Old Greensborough quarter, which serves as a living time capsule for fans of history. The quarter also hosts some of the best establishments in town, so don’t hesitate to unwind and enjoy a quick bite at a local restaurant. When you need to retreat from the crowd, the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden and Bog Garden, which features artful sculptures, will be a great choice.

Greensboro’s food scene is expanding rapidly and Table 16 is one of the most famous stars of this burgeoning food scene. The menu incorporates locally-grown produce as well as seasonal dishes whenever possible, making it a great place to try out local staples.

Depending on the bus carrier you are going to travel with, there are several bus stops around Greensboro that you could end up departing from or arriving at. The main Amtrak train station in town is the J. Douglas Galyon Depot located in the center of the city. Greensboro is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian, Crescent and Piedmont lines. The airport serving the city is Piedmont Triad International Airport, which is located in Guilford County.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Greenville?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Greenville.

Where is the train station in Greensboro?

Arrival stations

Greensboro has one train station.

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