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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Raleigh (Station) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham, line 100 bus  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) MDW - RDU
  2. Take the line 100 bus from GoTriangle Regional Transit Center to GoRaleigh Station

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham, line 100 bus  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) ORD - RDU
  2. Take the line 100 bus from GoTriangle Regional Transit Center to GoRaleigh Station

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point, bus  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) ORD - GSO
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro to Raleigh

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington, bus  •  8h 2m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Wilmington (ILM) ORD - ILM
  2. Take the bus from Wilmington to Raleigh

Bus  •  21h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Columbus
  2. Take the bus from Columbus to Winston Salem
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem to Raleigh

Bus via Toledo  •  22h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toledo
  2. Take the bus from Toledo to Winston Salem
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem to Raleigh

Train  •  25h 34m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Union Station Carolinian / ...

Train via Arlington  •  31h 5m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Alexandria to Raleigh Union Station Carolinian / ...

Drive  •  13h 57m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Raleigh (Station) 807 miles

Chicago to Raleigh (Station) by bus

The bus journey time between Chicago and Raleigh (Station) is around 31h 30m and covers a distance of around 887 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 12h 25m. The fastest bus normally takes 31h 30m. Operated by FlixBus-us and Greyhound USA, the Chicago to Raleigh (Station) bus service departs from Chicago and arrives in Raleigh. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
19h 5m
Layover time:
12h 25m
Total time:
31h 30m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
31h 30m
Bus distance:
887 miles
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
177 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
10:00
Last bus departs at:
10:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Raleigh (Station) bus schedules

Chicago → Raleigh (Station)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Raleigh (Station) is 800-232-4636.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Chicago to Raleigh (Station) is to drive, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Raleigh (Station) is to fly and line 100 bus which costs $230 - $650 and takes 5h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Raleigh (Station). However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Raleigh via Columbus and Winston Salem. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 5m.

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The distance between Chicago and Raleigh (Station) is 644 miles. The road distance is 807 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Raleigh (Station) without a car is to bus which takes 21h 5m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 34m to get from Chicago to Raleigh (Station), including transfers.

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Chicago to Raleigh (Station) bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Raleigh (Station) is to bus which takes 21h 5m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 25h 34m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago Midway Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Chicago to Raleigh (Station) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Raleigh station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Raleigh (Station).
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  • Distance: 644.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 34m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Raleigh (Station), NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Chicago to Raleigh (Station) via Columbus and Winston Salem in around 21h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Raleigh (Station) via Washington Union Station, Raleigh Union Station, Raleigh Union Station, and GoRaleigh Station in around 25h 34m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $440
Flights from Chicago Midway to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $410
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $360
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $430
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Wilmington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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 Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
Train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
23h 14m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $280
Train from Alexandria to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from GoTriangle Regional Transit Center to GoRaleigh Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.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.

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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 to Raleigh
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Wilmington to Raleigh
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Columbus to Winston Salem
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Winston Salem to Raleigh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Chicago to Toledo
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $80
Bus from Toledo to Winston Salem
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $85
Flexible
$90 - $130
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Chicago to Columbus
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Raleigh (Station) is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 7:33 PM in Chicago and 8:33 PM in Raleigh (Station).

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Raleigh (Station) is 807 miles. It takes approximately 13h 57m to drive from Chicago to Raleigh (Station).

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Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Chicago Midway Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 160+ hotels available in Raleigh (Station). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago Midway Airport is to subway which takes 23 min and costs $1 - $5.

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