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There are 9 ways to get from Chapel Hill to Washington by bus, plane, train or car

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Line 800 bus to Raleigh/Durham, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the line 800 bus from S Columbia St at Health Sciences Library to Regional Transit Center
  2. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Reagan Washington (DCA) RDU - DCA

$91 - $240

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Bus Megabus  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Washington

$27 - $43

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Line 800 bus to Raleigh/Durham, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the line 800 bus from S Columbia St at Health Sciences Library to Regional Transit Center
  2. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Washington Dulles (IAD) RDU - IAD

$97 - $284

Line 800 bus to Raleigh/Durham, fly to Baltimore, train  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the line 800 bus from S Columbia St at Health Sciences Library to Regional Transit Center
  2. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Baltimore (BWI) RDU - BWI
  3. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$144 - $401

Bus to Greensboro/High Point, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Columbia & Rosemary to Coble Transportation Center
  2. Fly from Greensboro/High Point (GSO) to Reagan Washington (DCA) GSO - DCA

$138 - $420

Bus to Greensboro/High Point, fly to Washington Dulles  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Columbia & Rosemary to Coble Transportation Center
  2. Fly from Greensboro/High Point (GSO) to Washington Dulles (IAD) GSO - IAD

$174 - $424

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Nc to Richmond, Va 1082 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 1002 / ...

$38 - $93

Train  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the train from Durham Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station Carolinian

$59 - $157

Drive  •  4h 37m

  1. Drive from Chapel Hill to Washington 271.6 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chapel Hill to Washington is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Chapel Hill to Washington is to line 800 bus and fly which costs $90 - $240 and takes 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chapel Hill to Washington. However, there are services departing from E Franklin St at Morehead Planetarium and arriving at Washington via Durham, NC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 53m.

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The distance between Chapel Hill and Washington is 235 miles. The road distance is 271.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chapel Hill to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 6h 53m and costs $27 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Chapel Hill to Washington, including transfers.

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Chapel Hill to Washington bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Durham, NC station.

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The best way to get from Chapel Hill to Washington is to bus which takes 6h 53m and costs $27 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $160 and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 7m.

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Chapel Hill to Washington bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Washington station.

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Map of how to get from Chapel Hill to Washington.
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  • Distance: 235.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Chapel Hill, NC, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Chapel Hill to Washington 4 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 5h 20m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chapel Hill to Washington once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 6h 33m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Durham Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from S Columbia St at Health Sciences Library to Regional Transit Center
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
PART NC
Phone
+1 336-662-0002
Website
partnc.org
Bus from Columbia & Rosemary to Coble Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
partnc.org
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 Durham, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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Yes, the driving distance between Chapel Hill to Washington is 272 miles. It takes approximately 4h 37m to drive from Chapel Hill to Washington.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 853+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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