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There are 7 ways to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Newark  •  1h 40m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) EWR - RDU

$80 - $370

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Bus Megabus  •  13h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Newark to Washington Newark
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$48 - $76

5 alternative options

Fly from New York La Guardia  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) LGA - RDU

$97 - $347

Fly from New York JFK  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) JFK - RDU

$110 - $400

Train  •  11h 48m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Raleigh Union Station Carolinian / ...

$78 - $225

Bus Greyhound USA  •  15h 49m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Durham, Nc 1081 / ...

$76 - $98

Drive  •  8h 28m

  1. Drive from Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) 486.9 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) is to bus which costs $45 - $80 and takes 13h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) is to fly which costs $80 - $370 and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU). However, there are services departing from Terminal B and arriving at RDU Airport at Terminal 1 via Newark, Washington, GoDurham Station and Regional Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 28m.

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The distance between Newark Airport (EWR) and Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) is 418 miles. The road distance is 486.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) without a car is to train which takes 11h 48m and costs $75 - $230.

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It takes approximately 1h 40m to fly from Newark (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Newark station.

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The best way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) is to fly which takes 1h 40m and costs $80 - $370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $230 and takes 11h 48m, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $80 and takes 13h 28m.

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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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Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Durham, NC station.

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Map of how to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU).
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  • Distance: 418.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 40m

What companies run services between Newark Airport (EWR), USA and Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU), USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $220 and the journey takes 9h 24m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
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 Newark Penn Station to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
Frequency
Twice 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 New York, Ny to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $130

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU) is 487 miles. It takes approximately 8h 28m to drive from Newark Airport (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU).

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

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There are 234+ hotels available in Raleigh/Durham Airport (RDU). Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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