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Train Information to Raleigh from Greensboro, NC

distanceDistance68 miles (109 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 29 min
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day

Trains from Greensboro, NC to Raleigh cover the 68 miles (109 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 29 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available.

Trains from Greensboro to Raleigh

Raleigh is a bustling entertainment, dining, and shopping destination. With road congestion growing, trains offer the best way to get to Raleigh from Greensboro, taking approximately 1 hour and 38 minutes. Greensboro and Raleigh are 80 miles apart (128 kilometers).

Which train companies travel from Greensboro to Raleigh?

Amtrak has up to four daily trains to Raleigh Union Station from Greensboro Galyon Transport Center Station. These include one from Amtrak Railway, two from Amtrak Piedmont, and another from Amtrak Carolinian. The Amtrak train from Greensboro to Raleigh has partnerships with a number of credit and debit card service providers so that those who pay using cards can earn points that they can redeem later. Ticket prices vary depending on the level of comfort, from premium to business, flexible, value and saver. Features such as large seats, extra legroom, plug-in power sockets, and free WiFi and bottled water provide the passengers on the train from Greensboro to Raleigh​ with extra comfort.

How long is the train ride from Greensboro to Raleigh?

The overall time taken by an Amtrak train from Greensboro to Raleigh is about 1 hour and 38 minutes.

How many trains are there from Greensboro to Raleigh?

Daily, there are only four Amtrak trains from Greensboro to Raleigh. This frequency is constant, even during weekends and public holidays. Amtrak train from Greensboro to Raleigh not only allows for prior booking but also waivers 25% off the fare price for those who buy tickets between seven to twenty-one days earlier.

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

Departure station: Greensboro Galyon Transport center Station, popularly known as J Douglas Galyon Depot is a transportation hub found at 236 East Washington Street. The station is clean and very spacious. Amtrak provides free WiFi and restroom amenities at this station (restroom access requires a code which can be obtained from the ticket agent). Security is provided by police officers and security guards from a private security company hired by the station's management. The Galyon Transport center accords automated safe free parking for cars to commuters traveling on Amtrak. Passengers can leave their vehicles on the parking lot for up to 30 days. There are lots of bus, taxi, and rail connections to and from the station, the station itself serves as a terminal for GTA, which has over 500 daily stops around this area. Its location is just a few blocks, an easy walking distance from downtown Greensboro. It has spacious waiting areas. Commuters and travelers can take advantage of the many nearby hotels (The Biltmore Greensboro, Marriott Greensboro Downtown, Hyatt Place Greensboro Downtown, OYO Hotel Greensboro), restaurants and cafes. Some of the services available here include ATM, payphones, restrooms, Amtrak ticket sales, and baggage checks. Passengers who need assistance, want to book tickets just before their journey, or need their luggage to be checked should arrive 1 hour before the train leaves.

Arrival station: Raleigh Union Station is an intermodal transit station owned by the City Council of Raleigh, located at the Boylan Wye - 510W Martin St. The station serves ten trains daily and is open between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Passengers are charged to use parking spaces. Amtrak offers ticketing services, passenger assistance and baggage service at this station. The closest bus station is Hillsborough St at Dawson St, which is 669 yards away (600 meters), approximately a nine-minute walk. Commuters can also hail taxis to get to the city center. There are several quick food cafes around the station, like The Rockford and Panera Bread. The station was opened for operation on July 10, 2018 and hosts the Amtrak train station on its main building. Construction of two more buildings on either side is underway, and these will serve as bus terminus for Go Triangle. All trains from Greensboro to Raleigh, including Amtrak Carolinian and Amtrak Piedmont make their final calls at the Raleigh Union Station. Short term and disability parking, limited to 2 hours, is allowed in front of the station. For long-term, there is the Dillon parking garage at 223 South Street which is usually open 24 hours daily. Cash is not accepted at Dillon; commuters can pay by credit or debit card.

Travel Tips

Trains from Greensboro, NC to Raleigh
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 Greensboro, NC to Raleigh.
How far is it from Greensboro, NC to Raleigh by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Greensboro, NC to Raleigh by train to be approximately 68 miles (109 km).
How long is the train ride to Raleigh from Greensboro, NC?
The train time between Greensboro, NC and Raleigh is on average 1 h 29 min  for the 68 miles (109 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Raleigh from Greensboro, NC by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
How many train services per day are there to Raleigh from Greensboro, NC?
On average, there are 3 trains a day from Greensboro, NC to Raleigh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Greensboro, NC to Raleigh? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Greensboro, NC to Raleigh leaves at 12: 24 PM. The last train departing from Greensboro, NC to Raleigh leaves at 12: 24 PM. You can find the latest Greensboro, NC to Raleigh train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Greensboro, NC
The major railway station for departures from Greensboro, NC is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your journey between Greensboro, NC and Raleigh.