There are 7 ways to get from Buffalo to Raleigh by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BUF - RDU

$140 - $619

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to Washington
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Raleigh, Nc 1051

$80 - $161

5 alternative options

Fly to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) BUF - FAY
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc

$207 - $914

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  18 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to Washington
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc

$86 - $176

Bus, train  •  18 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo to Washington
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$98 - $224

Train  •  19 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to New York VIA Rail / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Raleigh Amtrak Carolinian / ...

$137 - $425

Drive  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Raleigh 659.9 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Raleigh is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 11 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Raleigh is to fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Buffalo and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via Washington, Dc, Richmond, Va and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo to Raleigh. However, there are services departing from Buffalo and arriving at Raleigh Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 48 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Raleigh is 495 miles. The road distance is 659.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Raleigh without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 2 min and costs $85 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Buffalo to Raleigh, including transfers.

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Buffalo to Raleigh bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Buffalo station.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 494.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Raleigh, NC, USA?

OneJet, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Buffalo to Raleigh 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buffalo to Raleigh via Washington, Washington, Dc, Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd in around 18 h 2 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Fayetteville Municipal via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Fayetteville Municipal via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Fayetteville Municipal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Fayetteville Municipal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
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 Washington Union Station to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
Train from New York Penn Station to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to New York
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $210
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$60 - $90
Economy
$100 - $150
Economy Plus
$150 - $210
Business
$150 - $220
Business Plus/Sleeper
$270 - $380
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 Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Washington, Dc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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