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There are 10 ways to get from New York to Durham by train, plane, bus, subway or car

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Train to Newark, fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 700 bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) EWR - RDU
  3. Take the line 700 bus from GoTriangle Regional Transit Center to Durham Station

$104 - $377

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 19 Allen St to Durham NYC - Atlanta

$18 - $56

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Train to New York JFK, fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 700 bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) JFK - RDU
  3. Take the line 700 bus from GoTriangle Regional Transit Center to Durham Station

$99 - $327

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 700 bus  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) LGA - RDU
  3. Take the line 700 bus from GoTriangle Regional Transit Center to Durham Station

$103 - $226

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) PHL - RDU

$113 - $314

Fly Newark to Greensboro/High Point, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) EWR - GSO
  2. Take the train from High Point to Durham Amtrak Station

$161 - $444

Fly New York La Guardia to Greensboro/High Point, train  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) LGA - GSO
  2. Take the train from High Point to Durham Amtrak Station

$130 - $453

Train  •  10h 41m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Durham Amtrak Station Carolinian

$65 - $95

Bus via New York  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Durham "Greyhound"

$55 - $80

Drive  •  8h 25m

  1. Drive from New York to Durham 486.9 miles

$45 - $70

New York to Durham by train

The train journey time between New York and Durham is around 10h 43m and covers a distance of around 557 miles. The fastest train normally takes 10h 41m. Operated by Amtrak, the New York to Durham train service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Durham Amtrak Station. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 43m
Fastest train time:
10h 41m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$65
Carbon emissions:
47 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:17
Last train departs at:
07:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Durham train schedules

New York → Durham
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The social distance requirement in Durham is 2 metres.

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The cost-effective way to get from New York to Durham is to bus, which costs $18 - $60 and takes 9h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Durham is to train and fly and line 700 bus which costs $100 - $380 and takes 4h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York and arriving at Durham. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Durham Amtrak Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 41m.

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The distance between New York and Durham is 424 miles. The road distance is 486.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Durham without a car is to bus which takes 9h 5m and costs $18 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from New York to Durham, including transfers.

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New York to Durham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

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New York to Durham train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from New York to Durham is to bus which takes 9h 5m and costs $18 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $95 and takes 10h 41m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Durham.
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  • Distance: 423.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Durham, NC, USA?

Coach Run operates a bus from New York, NY - 19 Allen St to Durham 5 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 8h 18m. EastWest Bus also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Durham Amtrak Station once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 10h 41m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham via Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Newark to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Newark to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Newark to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $380
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $380
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $400
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $380
Flights from New York La Guardia to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $420
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
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 New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from High Point to Durham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Durham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from GoTriangle Regional Transit Center to Durham Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Coach Run
Website
coachrun.com
Bus from New York, NY - 19 Allen St to Durham
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
gotobus.com
EastWest Bus
Phone
4048498583
Website
eastwestbus.com
Bus from New York - 47 Chrystie St to Durham
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
eastwestbus.com
Book at
gotobus.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Durham
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$85 - $130

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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New York to Durham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Durham station.

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New York to Durham train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Durham Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Durham is 487 miles. It takes approximately 8h 25m to drive from New York to Durham.

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JetBlue Airways, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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