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Does Amtrak Train Service Come To Morehead City NC In Carteret County?

Does Amtrak train service come in to Morehead City in Carteret County NC? Yes, it does. However, it is important to note that you do not actually get on a train in Morehead City (or anywhere in Carteret County). For now, passengers catch a charter bus provided by Amtrak at 10:10 am each day at the old historic train station in downtown where passengers will be taken to Wilson to actually board a train to their final destination.

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Additionally, the charter bus brings passengers back from Wilson NC to Morehead City daily at 5:57 PM. There is no official counter where you present a ticket to Amtrak. When you make your reservations either online or via their mobile app, you will be given the option to download an electronic ticket that the charter bus driver will scan verifying that you are a passenger.

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Passengers have the option to make reservations and have an electronic ticket sent to them by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL, visiting Amtrak.com, or by using the mobile app.

If you are planning a trip via Amtrak in Carteret County, it should be noted that the trip from downtown to Wilson takes about 3.2 hours with stops in Havelock, New Bern, and Greenville both ways.

On a recent trip to Asheville on the train service, I found the charter bus to be extremely comfortable, with spacious seating, clean restrooms, a pleasant environment, electronic charging stations, and WIFI service.

Amtrak Arrival And Departure Times For Morehead City In Carteret NC

When leaving Morehead City, here are your stop times:

Havelock: 10:49 a.m.
New Bern: 11:24 a.m.
Greenville: 12:32 p.m.
Arriving in Wilson: 1:27 p.m.

Returning to Carteret County NC:

Leaving Wilson, NC: 2:45 p.m.
Greenville: 3:47 p.m.
New Bern: 4:56 p.m.
Havelock: 5:26 p.m.
Morehead City: 5:57 p.m.

There is no smoking allowed on the Amtrak charter bus. This service started in 2012.

There are no pending announcements or word on whether Amtrak train service will ever come in to this area using a train and no charter bus. Many people are speculating that it will at some point given the Interstate 42 corridor project and an impending population boom, but that happened in Wilmington, NC as well with Interstate 40 and Amtrak is still using a charter bus for that area.

If you have used this service, what information did we miss that you can provide using the comment section below? Please consider sharing on social media so that others can learn about this passenger service as well.

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Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

4 thoughts on “Does Amtrak Train Service Come To Morehead City NC In Carteret County?

  • May 20, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Is the bus from Wilson to Morehead City running in June 2021?

    • May 20, 2021 at 12:37 pm

      We aren’t associated with this company or the county, but it’s our understanding this service continues to run. My mom caught the bus 3 weeks ago to Wilson to get on the train so I assume it will be running in June.

      • May 20, 2021 at 2:33 pm

        Thank you Michael.

  • July 29, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Good information, I saw the public announcement for this but never saw a train come in to Morehead, so now I know!


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