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There are 7 ways to get from Delaware to Raleigh by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) PHL - RDU

$123 - $611

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Bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilmington, De to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc 1019 / ...

$48 - $113

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Train to Newark, fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) EWR - RDU

$117 - $457

Bus, train to Baltimore, fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Sr 299 @ Odessa P&R to Amtrak Station @ Ml King-French
  2. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BWI - RDU

$161 - $456

Train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to Raleigh Union Station Silver Star / ...

$65 - $180

Train via Washington Union Station  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Union Station Silver Star / ...

$135 - $361

Drive  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Wilmington to Raleigh 391.5 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Delaware to Raleigh is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Delaware to Raleigh is to train and fly which costs $120 - $650 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Delaware to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Wilmington, De and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via Richmond, Va and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wilmington Amtrak Station station and arriving at Raleigh Union Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 46 min.

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The distance between Delaware and Raleigh is 271 miles. The road distance is 391.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Delaware to Raleigh without a car is to train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs $65 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from Delaware to Raleigh, including transfers.

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Delaware to Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Wilmington, De station.

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Delaware to Raleigh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Wilmington Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Delaware to Raleigh is to train which takes 7 h 46 min and costs $65 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Delaware to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 270.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 28 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Wilmington to Raleigh twice daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 7 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Wilmington to Raleigh via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd in around 8 h 44 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
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 Wilmington Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
Train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Seat
$50 - $85
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 Wilmington Amtrak Station to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
DART First State
Phone
+1 800-652-3278
Website
dartfirststate.com
Bus from Sr 299 @ Odessa P&R to Amtrak Station @ Ml King-French
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
dartfirststate.com
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 Wilmington, De to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 26 min.

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

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Delaware to Raleigh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Raleigh Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Delaware to Raleigh is 392 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to drive from Delaware to Raleigh.

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

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