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

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Fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BNA - RDU

$138 - $319

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Bus South Eastern Stages  •  16 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Fayetteville, NC
  3. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc

$89 - $169

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Fly to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  6 h 13 min

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

$205 - $954

Bus Pandora Bus  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, TN to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Doraville, GA to Durham, NC

$92 - $104

Bus, train  •  18 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Lynchburg, Va
  2. Take the train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Raleigh Amtrak

$110 - $259

Bus, train via Birmingham Amtrak  •  20 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
  2. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Raleigh Amtrak

$128 - $340

Drive  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Nashville to Raleigh 543.3 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Nashville to Raleigh is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nashville to Raleigh is to fly which costs $130 - $320 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nashville to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Nashville, Tn and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via Atlanta, Ga, Fayetteville, Nc and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 52 min.

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The distance between Nashville and Raleigh is 459 miles. The road distance is 543.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Raleigh without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 45 min and costs $90 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Nashville to Raleigh, including transfers.

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Nashville to Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Nashville, Tn station.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Raleigh is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs $130 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $110 and takes 14 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Nashville Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Nashville to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 458.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Nashville, TN, USA and Raleigh, NC, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Nashville to Raleigh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nashville to Raleigh via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Civic Center Station, Doraville Station, Doraville, GA, Durham, NC, Guess Rd at North Pointe Dr, and GoDurham Station in around 14 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Nashville to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Nashville to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Fayetteville Municipal via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Nashville to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Nashville to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Nashville to Fayetteville Municipal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Nashville to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Nashville to Fayetteville Municipal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
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 Lynchburg Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Birmingham Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
12 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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 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
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Lynchburg, Va
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Megabus
Pandora Bus
Website
pandorabus.com
Bus from Doraville, GA to Durham, NC
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
pandorabus.com
Book at
search.gotobus.com

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Raleigh is 1 h ahead of Nashville. It is currently 3:05 PM in Nashville and 4:05 PM in Raleigh.

Yes, the driving distance between Nashville to Raleigh is 543 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 19 min to drive from Nashville to Raleigh.

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Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Nashville Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 150+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nashville to Nashville Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $7.

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