There are 4 ways to get from Asheville to Raleigh by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Asheville, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc 4840
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Raleigh, Nc 1078 / ...

$36 - $86

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Bus, train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Asheville, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Greensboro, Nc
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Raleigh Amtrak

$56 - $127

Drive  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Asheville to Raleigh 249.1 miles

$24 - $35

Fly  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Asheville (AVL) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) AVL - RDU

$203 - $304

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The cheapest way to get from Asheville to Raleigh is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Asheville to Raleigh is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Asheville to Raleigh. However, there are services departing from Asheville, Nc and arriving at Raleigh, Nc via Winston Salem, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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The distance between Asheville and Raleigh is 221 miles. The road distance is 249.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Asheville to Raleigh without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Asheville to Raleigh, including transfers.

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Asheville to Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Asheville, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Asheville to Raleigh is to bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $35 - $90. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $310 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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There is no direct flight from Asheville Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 54 min and has one stopover.

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Asheville to Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Raleigh, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from Asheville to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 221.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Asheville, NC, USA and Raleigh, NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Asheville to Raleigh via Winston Salem, Nc in around 5 h 35 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Asheville to Raleigh hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Asheville to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Asheville to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Asheville to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Asheville to Raleigh/Durham via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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 Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
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 Asheville, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Sunway Charters
Phone
+1 704-348-1200
Email
info@sunwaycharters.com
Website
sunwaycharters.com
Bus from Winston-Salem to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sunwaycharters.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Asheville to Raleigh is 249 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to drive from Asheville to Raleigh.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Asheville Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 150+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Asheville to Asheville Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs $1.

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