Train from dc to raleigh

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train from dc to raleigh


Raleigh, North Carolina is the capital of North Carolina. Accordingly, it is the headquarters of the North Carolina Department of Transportation and its Rail Division which runs passenger rail service between Raleigh and Charlotte (called Piedmont Service), and partially supports the Carolinian which runs between Charlotte and New York.
Raleigh’s brand-new Union Station (opened 2018) is in downtown Raleigh at 510 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. It currently hosts ten daily trains: 6 Piedmonts, 2 Carolinians, and 2 Silver Stars.
For persons living in the immediate downtown location or visitors to the city, this station is in a perfect central location. Paid parking is available across the street.
For persons living in North or West Raleigh, the Amtrak Station in Cary may be a better option, since all the trains that serve Raleigh also serve Ca,ry. The Cary Amtrak Station is located at 211 North Academy Street, Cary NC 27513. Parking is ample and free. Amtrak, Piedmont Service, Carolinian, Silver Star, Crescent, Palmetto, Cardinal, Capitol Limited, Pennsylvanian, Vermonter, Adirondack, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, Empire Builder, California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited.
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Published 10.06.2019

An Amtrak experience part 1. From Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC May 11, 2012

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D C Robinson

Raleigh, North Carolina

We took the Southwest Chief from Chicago to Flagstaff in a roomette. The long trip was bearable This train Runs from Chicago to Boston. This is my first real inter city travel by train in the US. It is a Monday in July. Although it is past the morning commute time, the train is rather packed.

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Some forums can only be seen by registered members. It is faster and has the dining car. Two months ago I went directly to DC on the Carolinian it has a snack car but on both trains I spend a lot of time in the lounge car because of the windows. I like the train we had a person returning home who was talking so loud on his cell phone that some of the folk around me had the train person come and tell him to be quiet or go to the lounge and he did. I have always found the people on the train to be nice and polite.

We were booking my travel arrangements to get me to and from the Detroit Auto Show back in January, and someone—I think it was Raphael Orlove—started looking up Amtrak tickets, just to compare them against flights. Thanks to some strange streak of self-abasement, I thought this was a great idea. This will be a fascinating experiment! I can make this more understandable if we take a moment here to break down some of the essential, crucial facts about this journey by train, and compare it to the same journey by air. So, the price is about the same, really. The train takes longer than a plane by over a factor of six.

The Washington - Raleigh route has approximately 2 frequencies and its minimum duration is around 5 h 43 min. The distance between Washington and Raleigh is around kilometers and bus companies that can help you in your journey are: Amtrak. The train journey may vary depending on the stops. The minimum duration is usually around 5 h 43 min to cover kilometers. You will not have to do any transfers, the trip will go direct to Raleigh. The last train leaves at pm from Washington - Union Station and arrives at pm at Raleigh.


  1. Ainoha O. says:

    No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Raleigh.

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  4. Pierre M. says:

    Find and book the best deals on train tickets to Raleigh NC from Washington DC.

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