Amtrak Carolinian/Piedmont Route

Amtrak Carolinian / Piedmont

New York-Richmond-Raleigh-Charlotte

Amtrak Carolinian / Piedmont Journey Time: 13 hours 30 minutes

Amtrak Carolinian / Piedmont Departures: Daily Departures

Discover the traditional Southern charms of a thoroughly modern state. Amtrak offers two routes for travelers who want to explore the many wonders of North Carolina. The Piedmont travels between the vibrant commercial center of Charlotte and the state capital of Raleigh. The Carolinian covers the same route, with service extending up the East Coast to New York City.

As one of the original 13 colonies, North Carolina boasts a rich history that is evidenced in sites such as the revolutionary Alamance Battleground in Burlington, and the first U.S. gold mine, outside of Charlotte. But North Carolina has so much more to offer than history. Take the kids to the North Carolina Transportation Museum, featuring a beautifully preserved 37-bay locomotive roundhouse and 100-foot turntable. Or enjoy a cultured evening in Raleigh at the symphony or ballet.

Business Class on the Amtrak Carolinian / Piedmont

Enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business Class on the Carolinian and you'll get reserved seating and access to exclusive amenities such as complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure.

''America... it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time.'' - Thomas Wolfe

Strap on your tar heels and head to North Carolina, the land of race cars and refinement. The Piedmont and Carolinian invite you to explore charming destinations like Richmond, Raleigh and Charlotte, where Civil War history, grand homes, museums and symphonies come together for a brilliant and welcoming blend of Southern hospitality.

Amtrak Carolinian / Piedmont Features & Amenities
  • Café Car
  • Checked Baggage Service (Piedmont only)
  • WiFi available onboard both Piedmont and Carolian trains
Amtrak Carolinian / Piedmont Amenities: Amenities Vary by Train.

Train Stations Served by the Amtrak Carolinian / Piedmont

New York, NY - Moynihan Train Hall (NYP)
Newark, NJ - Penn Station (NWK)
Trenton, NJ (TRE)
Philadelphia, PA - William H. Gray III 30th St. Station (PHL)
Wilmington, DE (WIL)
Baltimore, MD - Penn Station (BAL)
Washington, DC - Union Station (WAS)
Alexandria, VA (ALX)

Quantico, VA (QAN)
Fredericksburg, VA (FBG)
Richmond, VA - Staples Mill Road Station (RVR)
Petersburg, VA (PTB)
Rocky Mount, NC (RMT)
Wilson, NC (WLN)
Selma-Smithfield, NC (SSM)
Raleigh, NC - Union Station (RGH)

Cary, NC (CYN)
Durham, NC (DNC)
Burlington, NC (BNC)
Greensboro, NC (GRO)
High Point, NC (HPT)
Salisbury, NC (SAL)
Kannapolis, NC (KAN)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)

Amtrak Carolinian / Piedmont Route Highlights ''Richmond, Virginia''

Richmond, Virginia

Before it was Virginia’s capital, Richmond was the Confederacy’s capital. Learn about this history and more at the American Civil War Museum. Stroll along Monument Avenue and the other tree-lined streets of the historic Fan District to admire lovingly maintained late 19th and early 20th century grand homes.

Explore the James River Park System by bike, foot, kayak or canoe or admire the masterpieces of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Amtrak Carolinian / Piedmont Route Highlights ''Charlotte, North Carolina''

Charlotte, North Carolina

Fulfill your need for speed at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Find inspiration at the Billy Graham Library or in the works of Miró, Picasso, Warhol and Ernst at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of the historic Fourth Ward’s grand Victorian homes before dining out amid the city’s booming dining scene that has earned Charlotte a top spot on Zagat’s list of Hottest Food Cities.

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