There are 5 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

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Bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Raleigh, Nc 1078 / ...

$25 - $56

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Raleigh 165.3 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  3 h 17 min

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

$213 - $365

Fly to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  3 h 39 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 costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 59 min.

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

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The distance between Charlotte and Raleigh is 130 miles. The road distance is 165.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Raleigh without a car is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs $35 - $90.

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

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Charlotte to Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlotte, Nc station.

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Charlotte to Raleigh train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Charlotte Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Raleigh is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs $35 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $60 and takes 3 h 59 min, you could also fly, which costs $210 - $370 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Charlotte to Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Raleigh, Nc station.

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  • Distance: 130.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Charlotte to Raleigh 4 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 $23 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

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
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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 Charlotte Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
4 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

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 Charlotte, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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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