There are 6 ways to get from Cary to Asheville by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train, bus  •  6 h 18 min

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

$56 - $124

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Cary to Asheville 243.2 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Asheville  •  6 h 35 min

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

$205 - $307

Train to Charlotte, fly to Asheville  •  7 h 15 min

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

$211 - $1,091

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

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

$196 - $950

Train to Charlotte, fly to Tri-Cities Regional, drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Cary Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) CLT - TRI
  3. Drive from Tri-Cities Regional to Asheville

$217 - $1,051

Questions & Answers

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 6 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min 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 2 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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There are 217+ hotels available in Asheville. Prices start at $76 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: 6 h 18 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Cary to Asheville hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Charlotte to Asheville
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Charlotte to Tri-Cities Regional
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Asheville via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cary Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
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 to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $20
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Sunway Charters
Phone
+1 704-348-1200
Email
info@sunwaycharters.com
Website
sunwaycharters.com
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston-Salem
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sunwaycharters.com

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