There are 8 ways to get from Durham to Charlottesville by bus, train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Nc to Richmond, Va 1082 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va 1511 / ...

$34 - $77

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Train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Durham Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Piedmont / ...
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Charlottesville Amtrak Crescent

$60 - $138

Bus, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Nc to Greensboro, Nc 1081 / ...
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Charlottesville Amtrak Crescent

$47 - $116

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Durham to Charlottesville 221.2 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Charlottesville  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Charlottesville (CHO) RDU - CHO

$184 - $846

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles, shuttle  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Washington Dulles (IAD) RDU - IAD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville

Train to Charlotte, fly to Charlottesville  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Durham Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Charlottesville (CHO) CLT - CHO

$247 - $504

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Reagan Washington (DCA) RDU - DCA
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak

$121 - $309

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No, there is no direct bus from Durham to Charlottesville. However, there are services departing from Durham, Nc and arriving at Charlottesville, Va via Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Durham to Charlottesville. However, there are services departing from Durham Amtrak and arriving at Charlottesville Amtrak via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Durham and Charlottesville is 143 miles. The road distance is 221.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Durham to Charlottesville without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Durham to Charlottesville, including transfers.

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Durham to Charlottesville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Durham, Nc station.

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Durham to Charlottesville train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Durham Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Durham to Charlottesville is to bus which takes 4 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 19 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 12 min.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Charlottesville Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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Durham to Charlottesville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charlottesville, Va station.

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Map of how to get from Durham to Charlottesville.
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  • Distance: 143.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Durham, NC, USA and Charlottesville, VA, USA?

You can take a bus from Durham to Charlottesville via Richmond, Va in around 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Durham to Charlottesville via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center in around 5 h 19 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlottesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlottesville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlottesville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlottesville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlottesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlottesville via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
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 Durham Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Durham Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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 Durham, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Durham, Nc to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
AC Airport Cab & Wahoo Cab
Phone
+1 (434) 981-0585
Website
visitcharlottesville.org
Shuttle from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
visitcharlottesville.org

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Durham to Charlottesville train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charlottesville Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Durham to Charlottesville is 221 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to drive from Durham to Charlottesville.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Charlottesville Airport.

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