There are 4 ways to get from Charlotte to Cary by train, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Cary Amtrak Piedmont / ...

$35 - $90

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Cary 159.2 miles

$15 - $23

Fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 300 bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) CLT - RDU
  2. Take the line 300 bus from Regional Transit Center to N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St

$215 - $368

Fly to Fayetteville Municipal, bus, line 1 bus, line 300 bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) CLT - FAY
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd to GoRaleigh Station
  4. Take the line 300 bus from GoRaleigh Station to Cary Train Station

$194 - $955

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Cary is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Cary is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Charlotte and Cary is 123 miles. The road distance is 159.2 miles.

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The train from Charlotte Amtrak to Cary Amtrak takes 2 h 51 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Charlotte Amtrak and arriving at Cary Amtrak. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

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The nearest airport to Cary is Raleigh/Durham (RDU) Airport which is 6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) (56 miles), Greensboro/High Point (GSO) (68.6 miles), Jacksonville (OAJ) (94.4 miles) and Wilmington (ILM) (117 miles).

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Cary.
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  • Distance: 123.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Cary, NC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Charlotte to Cary 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 51 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Fayetteville Municipal
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Bus from GoRaleigh Station to Cary Train Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
GoRaleigh
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Website
goraleigh.org
Bus from Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd to GoRaleigh Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
raleighnc.gov

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