There are 6 ways to get from Raleigh to Atlanta by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Atlanta (ATL) RDU - ATL

$85 - $286

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Bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Atlanta GA

$37 - $63

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Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly  •  3 h 58 min

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

$182 - $901

Train, bus La Cubana  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak Piedmont / ...
  2. Take the bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA Atlanta route

$212 - $267

Train, bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Piedmont / ...
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Atlanta, Ga 1081

$63 - $147

Drive  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Atlanta 408.9 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Atlanta is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Atlanta is to fly which costs $85 - $290 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Atlanta. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Atlanta GA via Durham, NC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Atlanta is 357 miles. The road distance is 408.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Atlanta without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 31 min and costs $210 - $270.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Raleigh to Atlanta, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Atlanta bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Durham, NC station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Atlanta is to fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs $85 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $65 and takes 10 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Atlanta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Raleigh to Atlanta bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Atlanta GA station.

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  • Distance: 357 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Atlanta, GA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Raleigh to Atlanta hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Raleigh to Atlanta 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Atlanta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 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
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 Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Atlanta is 409 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to drive from Raleigh to Atlanta.

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Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Atlanta Airport.

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There are 458+ hotels available in Atlanta. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 26 min and costs $2 - $3.

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