There are 6 ways to get from Charlotte to Raleigh by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak Piedmont / ...

$35 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte to Durham

$17 - $28

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Durham, Nc 1082 / ...

$22 - $49

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Raleigh 165.3 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) CLT - RDU

$213 - $365

Fly to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  3 h 37 min

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

$190 - $950

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Raleigh is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Raleigh is to drive which takes 2 h 50 min and costs $16 - $24.

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The distance between Charlotte and Raleigh is 209 km. The road distance is 265 km.

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The train from Charlotte Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak takes 3 h 11 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Raleigh. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at S Salisbury St at W Morgan St via GoDurham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Charlotte Amtrak and arriving at Raleigh Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from Charlotte to Raleigh 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 3 h 11 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Charlotte to Raleigh hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Fayetteville Municipal
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
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

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