Charlotte, NC to Raleigh train

Cheap train tickets from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh

Showing times and prices for Feb 06

Cheapest

42

Average

42

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Amtrak
06:45AMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h20 10:05AMRaleigh Union Station
0 transfers
421One-way
Amtrak
10:30AMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h11 01:41PMRaleigh Union Station
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421One-way
Amtrak
03:15PMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h11 06:26PMRaleigh Union Station
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421One-way
Amtrak
07:00PMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h11 10:11PMRaleigh Union Station
0 transfers
421One-way

Train schedule from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh

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Amtrak
06:45AMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h20 10:05AMRaleigh Union Station
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Amtrak
10:30AMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h11 01:41PMRaleigh Union Station
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Amtrak
03:15PMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h11 06:26PMRaleigh Union Station
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Amtrak
07:00PMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h11 10:11PMRaleigh Union Station
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Fastest train times from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh

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Fastest Journey

3 h 11 m

Average

3 h 13 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

209 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Charlotte, NC for Raleigh every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
10:30AMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h11 01:41PMRaleigh Union Station
0 transfers
421One-way
Amtrak
03:15PMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h11 06:26PMRaleigh Union Station
0 transfers
421One-way
Amtrak
07:00PMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h11 10:11PMRaleigh Union Station
0 transfers
421One-way
Amtrak
06:45AMCharlotte Amtrak Station3h20 10:05AMRaleigh Union Station
0 transfers
421One-way

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Overview: Train from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh

distanceDistance129 miles (208 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price$32 (€28)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh cover the 129 miles (208 km) long route taking on average 3 h 11 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $32 (€28), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $32 (€28).

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Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh.

    Taking the train from Charlotte to Raleigh

    With no airport-style security to hold passengers up and no traffic jams or parking fees to worry about, taking the train from Charlotte to Raleigh is a stress-free way of traveling between these two cities, whether the journey is for business or leisure. Amtrak, one of the largest rail providers in the United States, operates five trains from Charlotte to Raleigh every day of the week. Four of these are direct services with journey times of just under 3 hours 15 minutes. There is also a train departure in the early hours of the morning which requires a transfer at Greensboro en route and has a longer overall journey time of a little under 8 hours 30 minutes. All trains depart from Charlotte Station and arrive at Union Station in Raleigh.

    Which train companies travel from Charlotte to Raleigh?

    The train service between the two Northern Carolina cities of Charlotte and Raleigh is operated by Amtrak. Amtrak was founded nearly 50 years ago on May 1st, 1971. Its first operations covered 21 routes in 43 states. Now its train services reach over 500 communities in the United States, many of which are in isolated rural areas. Amtrak rolling stock is modern and well-equipped with baggage storage, WiFi, power outlets, and a variety of dining options. Some trains have room for pets and bicycles while service animals are allowed on all routes. Depending on the length of the journey, passengers can reserve coach seats or Viewliner Roomettes. These sleep two or more people and are equipped with a sink and toilet while showers are available in the same carriage.

    How long is the train ride from Charlotte to Raleigh?

    The direct train from Charlotte to Raleigh takes just under 3 hours and 15 minutes. There is also one longer service that departs in the early hours of the morning and takes around 8 hours and 30 minutes. This involves a connection at Greensboro with a lengthy waiting time of nearly 5 hours between trains.

    How many trains are there from Charlotte to Raleigh?

    There are at least five train services from Charlotte to Raleigh every day of the week. There are four direct services with the first train departing in the early morning. There is then a further morning departure, one in mid-afternoon and one early evening. A longer connecting service departs in the early hours of the morning.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Charlotte to Raleigh?

    Departure station: Trains to Raleigh from Charlotte depart from Charlotte Station, which is located on North Tryon Street, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) to the east of the historic city center. Walking from the station to Uptown Charlotte takes approximately 30 minutes. Passengers can also travel from the station to the city center on the number 11 bus route operated by CATS (Charlotte Area Transport System) or by taxi. As well as by local buses, passengers can also move around the city on the LYNX Light Rail Network. Among the amenities at Charlotte Station are car parking, a passenger waiting room, restrooms, ticket office and self-serve ticket machines, public payphones, luggage storage facilities, and vending machines selling a limited selection of drinks and snacks. Only parts of the station are accessible to those with limited mobility, including the platforms, waiting room, payphones, and toilets. There is an elevator adapted for wheelchairs, and wheelchairs can be borrowed from the station if booked in advance. Please note: the ticket office is not accessible to wheelchair users.

    Arrival station: Every train from Charlotte to Raleigh arrives at Raleigh Union Station which is located on E. Morgan Street in the center of Raleigh. This is less than five minutes' walk from the city's historic heart where buildings such as the North Carolina State Capitol can be found. Raleigh is laid out in a grid system and served by a network of local buses operated by GoRaleigh, route 13 of which passes near the station. The station is also linked to other areas of the city by the free-to-use R-LINE Downtown Circulator bus service. Raleigh Union Station is a new building that opened in July 2018. Amenities at this modern station include car parking, ATMs, restrooms, ticket offices, left luggage facilities, and vending machines selling drinks and food. There is, however, no WiFi service. As a new station, Raleigh Union is well designed to meet the needs of passengers with limited mobility or other disabilities. There are adapted restrooms, wheelchairs are available to borrow and platforms, the ticket office, waiting room, water fountains, and areas of the car park are all easily accessible.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Raleigh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh for the next 7 days starting from $32 (€28)  one way.
    The train price from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh is on average $32 (€28)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    You should expect to travel around 129 miles (208 km)  to Raleigh from Charlotte, NC by train.
    The Charlotte, NC to Raleigh train duration is on average 3 h 11 min, which is to be expected when traveling 129 miles (208 km) between Charlotte, NC and Raleigh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    When taking a train from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Raleigh. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, you can look for direct trains from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh with Amtrak  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Raleigh from Charlotte, NC within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $32 (€28) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Raleigh a few months in advance.
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