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There are 5 ways to get from Cary to Asheville by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Cary Amtrak Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station Piedmont / ...
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc 4845

$49 - $109

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 9m

  1. Drive from Cary to Asheville 243.2 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Asheville  •  6h 34m

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

$205 - $307

Train to Charlotte, fly to Asheville  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Cary Amtrak Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Asheville (AVL) CLT - AVL

$213 - $1,094

Train to Charlotte, fly to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Cary Amtrak Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) CLT - GSP
  3. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Asheville

$198 - $953

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cary to Asheville is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Cary to Asheville is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 9m.

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The distance between Cary and Asheville is 213 miles. The road distance is 243.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cary to Asheville without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 29m and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6h 29m to get from Cary to Asheville, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Asheville Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 56m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cary to Asheville is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4h 9m to drive from Cary to Asheville.

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

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There are 223+ hotels available in Asheville. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cary to Asheville.
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  • Distance: 213.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 29m

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Cary to Asheville hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Charlotte to Asheville
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cary Amtrak Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Cary Amtrak Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
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 Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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