The Piedmont Amtrak route is a local service in North Carolina that connects Raleigh and Charlotte. Trip time between the two cities is just over three hours, which is comparable to driving in heavy traffic. There are also many stops in between the two cities, which provides options for easy rail travel in the state.


There are three trains each day, with departures from Raleigh at 6:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. If your starting station is Charlotte, train departure times are similar, with departures at 6:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

You can view current schedules via Google Maps or when booking your tickets. If you know your start and end stations, you can also use the Amtrak website to create a custom timetable.



  • Downtown Raleigh
  • CAM Raleigh
  • Red Hat Amphitheater
  • Raleigh Convention Center
  • Boylan Bridge (view of Raleigh skyline)
  • Page-Walker Arts and History Center
  • Durham Convention Center
  • Museum of Durham History
  • Downtown Greensboro
  • International Civil Right Center & Museum
  • Downtown Charlotte

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