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Purchasing NCByTrain tickets has never been easier! With convenience and flexibility, save time by using Amtrak's online ticket app.

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Buy Tickets

Purchasing NCByTrain tickets has never been easier! With convenience and flexibility, save time by using Amtrak's online ticket app.

Find Trains.

Purchase Tickets One of Four Easy Ways

buy tickets 24 hours in advance

For best fares, book early. To see the cost to a particular destination, find a ticket using the search tool on the left.


We recommend passengers book ticket reservations 24 hours in advance of departure to avoid walk-up fare increases.

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Sample Fares

Sample One-Way Fares As Low As:
Raleigh to Charlotte $31.50
Charlotte to Greensboro $19.50
Greensboro to Raleigh $14.50
Charlotte to High Point $17
Kannapolis to Raleigh $29
Cary to Greensboro $13
Charlotte to New York $118
New York to Raleigh $97
Raleigh to Washington, DC $56
Charlotte to Washington, DC $86

Fares are subject to change without prior notice.

N.C. Multi-Ride Tickets

NC Paired-City Fares As Low As: 10-Ride Ticket
Raleigh to Charlotte $268
Greensboro to Raleigh $123
Charlotte to Greensboro $166
Cary to Greensboro $111
Raleigh to Selma $64

Fares are subject to change without prior notice.


Everyday Discounts

NC By Train offers a variety of promotions and everyday discounts. Information on current special promotions is also available on Amtrak's website, along with the fare code needed to receive the advertised discount when buying your ticket.

Everyday discounts include the following:

  • Children 2-12 ride half-price every day. Infants under 2 ride free.
  • Seniors 62 and over are eligible to receive a 15 percent discount on the lowest available rail fare.
  • AAA Members save 10 percent when using a AAA card.*
  • Active-duty U.S. military personnel, their spouses and dependents are eligible to receive a 10 percent discount off most Amtrak rail fares.
  • Veterans save 15 percent with a Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card.
  • Discounts are available to passengers with disabilities and up to one traveling companion.
  • National Association of Railroad Passengers members save 10 percent.*
  • Students save 15 percent every day year-round.
  • International students save 10 percent with an International Student Identity Card.*
  • Group and convention travel – groups of 20 or more may be eligible to receive a discount for every 20th passenger.
  • North Carolina state employees receive a 15 percent discount on Carolinian and Piedmont rail tickets within North Carolina. Learn more or book through Amtrak.

*To use AAA, Student Advantage, ISIC or NARP discount, you must book your tickets at least three days in advance of travel.

N.C. Multi-Ride Tickets

For commuters or passengers who travel frequently between paired cities within North Carolina, an N.C. Multi-Ride ticket, good for 10 one-way trips, is available at a discounted fare.

Multi-Ride tickets offer the flexibility for frequent riders, since reservations are not required. Simply show up at the station, board the train and present your ticket to the conductor.

Tickets are good for travel seven days a week on Trains 73, 74, 75, 76, 79 or 80 and are valid for six months from the date of the first use of the ticket.

Search for exact fares for a particular city pair using the Buy Ticket Form on this page.

Traveling With Children

Children under 2 years old ride free when traveling with a paid adult. Up to two children, ages 2-12, travel for half fare when accompanied by a paid adult.

Unaccompanied Minors

Children age 12 and under may not travel unaccompanied. They must travel with another person who is at least 18 years old. Children 13-15 years old may travel unaccompanied under certain conditions.

Other restrictions may apply. Visit Amtrak's website for more information.

Passengers With Disabilities or Special Needs

Amtrak provides additional services for passengers with disabilities. Passengers requiring special accommodations should request necessary services when making travel reservations. For more information about types of services offered to passengers with disabilities or special needs, visit Amtrak's website or call 1-800-USA RAIL (800-872-7245).

Group Rates

Groups of 20 or more receive a special discount. Visit our Group Rates page for more information.