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Old 07-15-2015, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Good evening all! October 2nd-9th I'm trying to take a roundtrip train from Durham to Little Rock. Both cities have an Amtrak station, so why when I try to find tickets the Amtrak site gives me airfare and bus tickets? Says no train service matches my request? What am I doing wrong?
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Arizona Desert
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You would have to take 3 different trains/routes...Durham to NYC then to Chicago and then to Little Rock. There are no direct connections.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Wow, that sucks. Bus it is I guess. Definitely don't want to fly.
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Old 07-16-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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One could drive from D to LR in one long day or an easier day and a half...
GL, mD
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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18+ hrs each way, Charlotte to LR, on Greyhound...
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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One could drive from D to LR in one long day or an easier day and a half...
GL, mD
Indeed, and I'm no stranger to driving long distances - New Jersey to Little Rock in one 19 hour day, Arkansas to South Carolina and North Carolina an dback, Durham to Atlanta, etc, but I'm afraid my car might not make it this time. It's an old 2003 Eclipse with 197k miles. It has never broken down on me at all, so I just would hate for it to do so in bum**** Tennessee when I have to be at work in 36 hours or whatever.


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18+ hrs each way, Charlotte to LR, on Greyhound...
That is a long time, but not too long. My longest bus ride so far has been 7 hours and 44 minutes and I was totally fine. Never tried to sleep on a bus though...
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:22 PM
 
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Indeed, and I'm no stranger to driving long distances - New Jersey to Little Rock in one 19 hour day, Arkansas to South Carolina and North Carolina an dback, Durham to Atlanta, etc, but I'm afraid my car might not make it this time. It's an old 2003 Eclipse with 197k miles. It has never broken down on me at all, so I just would hate for it to do so in bum**** Tennessee when I have to be at work in 36 hours or whatever.
Rent a car.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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Indeed, and I'm no stranger to driving long distances - New Jersey to Little Rock in one 19 hour day, Arkansas to South Carolina and North Carolina an dback, Durham to Atlanta, etc, but I'm afraid my car might not make it this time. It's an old 2003 Eclipse with 197k miles. It has never broken down on me at all, so I just would hate for it to do so in bum**** Tennessee when I have to be at work in 36 hours or whatever.




That is a long time, but not too long. My longest bus ride so far has been 7 hours and 44 minutes and I was totally fine. Never tried to sleep on a bus though...

You haven't rode Amtrak recently? On the cross country trips outside the Northeastern Corridor, delays are the norm, not the exception. On several occasions, I have had to pick up family and friends when their westbound train was 4-6 hours late and they missed their connections.
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