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Train Information between Greensboro, NC and Washington, DC

distanceDistance246 miles (396 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC cover the 246 miles (396 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 58 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available.

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Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC with Amtrak

Amtrak will get you to Washington, DC from Greensboro, NC at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey between Greensboro, NC and Washington, DC, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Train information from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 58 min
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

When you buy your Amtrak train tickets from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Trains from Greensboro to Washington, D.C.

It is both straightforward and convenient to travel by train from Greensboro to Washington, D.C. There are two departure options available for passengers wanting to make this journey. The entire trip can be completed in 6 to 8 hours by direct train. 

Greensboro to Washington, D.C. Train time: Daily departures

There are two possible itineraries for train travel between Greensboro and the U.S. capital. The first departs just before 4:00 a.m. and the second around 8:30 a.m. While the early departure times may seem daunting to some, it does allow passengers to have more time to conduct business or pursue leisure activities once in Washington, D.C. 

How long is the journey by train from Greensboro to Washington, D.C.?

The travel time for a train from Greensboro to Washington, D.C. can vary. While neither departure option has connections, the second route does make more stops along the way. The early bird departure gets passengers to their destination in just over 6 hours, while the peak departure option takes about 8 hours.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Greensboro to Washington, D.C.?

Departure Train Station: Greensboro Station, officially named the J. Douglas Gaylon Depot, was renovated from 2001 to 2005 and opened in October of that year. This intermodal transit station services more than just rail travel. It is also the main connection hub for both local and intercity busses, making it easy for visitors to get to the city center or further destinations. Taxis and rideshare services are also available outside the station for those that do not wish to use public transport. The station has two terminals, and both are equipped to assist those with limited mobility.

Arrival Train Station: Union Station is the largest rail and ground transportation hub in the United States capital. Not only is it home to Amtrak's national headquarters, but it also serves as a central meeting point for many of the city's public transportation options. This facility offers connections to commuter rail, the D.C. Metro, D.C. Streetcar, intercity busses, and local Metrobus busses. Besides being the main ground transportation hub, Union Station is also a leisure destination as well. The station has plentiful dining options and shops located both within and adjacent to the main concourse. The station is fully accessible for those with limited mobility and free public WiFi is available throughout most of the complex. There is ample car and bike parking outside of the main building.

Which companies provide rail service from Greensboro to Washington, D.C.?

At this time, Amtrak is the only provider with train service from Greensboro to Washington, D.C.

Amtrak Greensboro to Washington, D.C.

Amtrak allows passengers to take a train from Greensboro to Washington, D.C. to choose their level of comfort. There are 3 classes of passenger cars: coach, business, and first-class. At least 1 car in each of the 3 classes has handicap accessible facilities and seating. There is also a quiet car available in each class for those hoping for hushed tones and a peaceful trip. Amtrak allows each passenger to travel with a maximum of 2 carry-on bags and 2 personal items. The carry-on items must adhere to weight and dimension restrictions. For those making the journey with more luggage, Amtrak allows passengers to take up to 4 pieces of checked luggage and the first 2 are not subject to fees. Bicycles under 50 pounds can be considered carry-on if travelers prefer. Small cats and dogs are allowed to join their owners for a small fee if their weight combined with the weight of their carriers does not exceed 20 pounds. It should be noted that pets are only allowed on Amtrak trains with the total travel time is less than 7 hours. With that in mind, pet owners can only bring along their animals if they take the earlier train.

Greensboro to Washington, D.C. Trains: Services onboard

The trains from Greensboro to Washington, D.C. are equipped with WiFi and air conditioning regardless of ticket class. More exclusive tickets allow for access to dining cars and, in some cases, sleeper cars.

How can I find cheap train tickets from Greensboro to Washington, D.C.?

Travelers looking for more economical ways to travel by train from Greensboro to Washington, D.C. can do so by booking in advance, especially during the holidays. Choosing departure times during off-peak hours is another way to save on travel. Amtrak offers a points-based rewards program for frequent travelers. The points can be used on discounted fares, fees, and other amenities.

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FAQs
How far is it from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC by train?
The Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC train distance is approximately 246 miles (396 km).
How long is a train between Greensboro, NC and Washington, DC on average?
While the time it takes to travel 246 miles (396 km) from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC train journey time is on average 6 h 58 min.
What train providers go from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC?
When taking a train from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Washington, DC. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Washington, DC from Greensboro, NC and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC? When does the last train depart from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC?
You can take the first train from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC at 1: 24 PM. The last train from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC that you can take departs at 1: 24 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Greensboro, NC to Washington, DC schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.