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Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC by train

The journey from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC by train is 233.29 mi and takes 6 hr 4 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:59 AM and the last at 3:04 PM. It is possible to travel from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC by train for as little as $55.42 or as much as $89.05. The best price for this journey is $55.42.

Lowest Price$55.42
Journey Duration6 hr 4 min
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$55.42
Highest Price$89.05
First Departure9:59 AM
Last Departure3:04 PM
Distance233.29 mi
DepartureWashington, DC
ArrivalRaleigh, NC
CarriersAmtrak

Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Jun 21, 2024

Take the train from Washington, DC, to Raleigh, NC

The train from Washington, DC, to Raleigh, NC, lasts on average 6 hr 4 min. Around 1 trains depart a day from Washington to Raleigh. The average price is $70.71, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $55.42.

Amtrak's Carolinian and Silver Star trains service the train route from Washington to Raleigh. Both options offer a direct and comfortable journey, with the Carolinian often favored due to its convenient daytime schedule. Amenities on these trains include free Wi-Fi, power outlets at each seat, and a café car where passengers can purchase meals and refreshments.

The Silver Service trains offer different sleeping arrangements, including the Roomette, a compact space for two with reclining seats that convert into a bed, and the Bedroom, a larger area with a queen-sized bed and an attached bathroom.
Amtrak provides several classes of service. Coach Class offers spacious, comfortable seats and large windows to take in the scenery. Choosing Business Class guarantees extra legroom, complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, and access to lounges at certain stations. For those seeking an even more relaxed journey, Amtrak offers Roomette and Bedroom options in the sleeper cars, complete with linens and meals.

Regarding luggage, Amtrak allows passengers to bring two personal items and two carry-on bags for free. Up to four checked bags can be added for an extra fee.

Your journey will start at Union Station in Washington, DC, one of the busiest train stations in the country, offering a hub for various transportation services. The station provides easy access to many of Washington's main attractions, such as the U.S. Capitol, the Smithsonian museums, and the National Mall.

Upon arrival in Raleigh, you'll disembark at Raleigh Union Station, a modern transit hub in downtown Raleigh. This state-of-the-art station features amenities like a café, retail shops, and comfortable waiting areas.

Raleigh, known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, is a city with history, culture, and, of course, Southern charm. Explore the North Carolina Museum of History, stroll through the beautiful Pullen Park, or savor local cuisine at the famous Raleigh Farmers Market.

Let us assist you in planning your train trip from Washington to Raleigh. We compare prices across multiple dates and times, helping you find the best ticket prices for your journey. Visit our website to check our handy price calendar for the best Washington to Raleigh train route prices.

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Cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $52.24 to $112.38 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 54% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC

The cheapest Washington, DC - Raleigh, NC train tickets can be found for as low as $54.27 if you’re lucky, or $81.99 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $113.81.

Find the best day to travel to Raleigh, NC by train

When travelling to Raleigh, NC by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Services on board Amtrak from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC
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Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
26.28kg
Bus
28.16kg
Flight
75.09kg
Car
60.07kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC are 26.28kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC? By taking the train between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC you will save 48.81kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.88kg compared to a bus and 33.79kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC?
A train ticket from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC is $70.71. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $55.42.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC is $55.42. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC by train?
Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC is 233.29 mi.
How long does the train between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC take?
Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC is on average 6 hr 4 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 53 min.
How many train connections per day go from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC?
Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC leave?
The earliest train from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC departs at 9:59 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC depart?
The latest train from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC departs at 3:04 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $55.42 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Washington, DC to go to Raleigh, NC.
What's the fastest journey time between Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC is 5 hr 53 min.
Is there a direct train from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC?
Yes, there is a direct train between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC.
What are the CO2 emissions for Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC by train?
The train journey from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC creates 26.28kg of CO2 emissions.

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