North Carolina DOT Employee Discount

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NC State Employees Receive A 15% Discount on Travel Within North Carolina

Riding the train is a great way to save gas and with free WiFi service, you can be productive while traveling between Raleigh and Charlotte. Book now to save 15% on travel on the Carolinian and Piedmont trains.

State employees are encouraged to utilize the state supported passenger rail system whenever possible for business and personal activities. With ten daily passenger trains that serve nine cities in the Piedmont I-85/40 corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte, there's no better way to travel.

During the ride, you'll be able to relax in our spacious, comfortable seats. Along with plenty of legroom, there's extra space for your luggage as well. Your laptop, phone and other devices can stay fully charged and ready for your trip thanks to our onboard electrical outlets.

If this fare doesn't meet your travel needs, be sure to check out our other deals.

  • Exclusively available at via 
  • Valid for 15% off the regular (full) adult rail fare. 
  • Valid for Travel:
    • Carolinian, Piedmont, and Associated Thruways except 7000-8999 Series
  • Blackout dates:  
    • February 16, 2024
    • February 19, 2024
    • March 29, 2024
    • April 1, 2024
    • May 27, 2024
    • July 4-5, 2024
    • August 30, 2024
    • September 2, 2024
    • November 26-27, 2024
    • November 30- December 2, 2024
    • December 23-24, 2024
    • December 26-27, 2024
    • December 30-31, 2024
  • Valid for coach seats.
  • Not combinable with any other discount offer.
  • Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all trains at all times.
  • Fares are subject to availability.
  • In addition to the discount restrictions, this offer is also subject to any restrictions, blackouts, and refund rules that apply to the type of fare purchased.
  • Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice.
  • Once travel has begun, no changes to the itinerary are permitted.
  • Other restrictions may apply.
  • Cancellation fees may apply. 
  • Amtrak, Carolinian, and Piedmont are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.
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