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Amtrak Raleigh, NC to Chicago

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Amtrak Raleigh, NC to Chicago

Which would be the routes to take for this trip? I tried plugging it into the Amtrak ticket schedule, and nothing comes up. Just looking for some assistance from any seasoned travelers that may have done this trip. Thanks!

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1. Re: Amtrak Raleigh, NC to Chicago

Well, you can take train #80 (The Carolinian) from Raleigh to Washington, and then take train #51, (The Cardinal) to Chicago. However, this requires an overnight stay in Washington, as The Carolinian arrives in DC at 437 PM, and The Cardinal leaves DC at 1105 AM. You could also take train #29 (The Capitol Limited) from DC, but you still have the same problem- it leaves DC at 405 PM

Or... you could take train #79 (The Carolinian) from Raleigh (at 450PM) to Greensboro (arrive 632PM), and pick up train #19 (The Crescent) to New Orleans at 1215 AM, and then take train #58 (The City of New Orleans) to Chicago.

There are some longer ways to go as well, but these are the most direct.

Edited: 21 August 2013, 03:27
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2. Re: Amtrak Raleigh, NC to Chicago

Forgot to mention- The Crescent arrives in New Orleans at 732PM, and The City of New Orleans leaves at 145 PM, so you would have an overnight in New Orleans.

And of course, these are all scheduled times. Your times WILL vary.

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3. Re: Amtrak Raleigh, NC to Chicago

Hmm, thanks for the help. I'm looking into a possible trip for a family member, and I was worried about all the transfers - she probably wouldn't be keen on it. Thanks though!

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