There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly to Baltimore  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Baltimore (BWI) RDU - BWI

$87 - $248

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Bus Megabus, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Washington
  2. Take the train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb Marc

$31 - $50

5 alternative options

Fly to Reagan Washington, train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Reagan Washington (DCA) RDU - DCA
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak

$146 - $390

Fly to Washington Dulles, subway, train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Washington Dulles (IAD) RDU - IAD
  2. Take the subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
  3. Take the train from New Carrollton Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak

$100 - $465

Train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$108 - $285

Bus Greyhound USA, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak

$92 - $241

Drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station 295.1 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station is to fly which costs $85 - $250 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at BWI Airport Amtrak via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and BWI Rail Station is 261 miles. The road distance is 295.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station without a car is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs $100 - $290.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station, including transfers.

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Raleigh to BWI Rail Station train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Raleigh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station is to fly which takes 2 h 44 min and costs $85 - $250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 6 h 40 min.

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

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Raleigh to BWI Rail Station train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at BWI Airport Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station.
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  • Distance: 260.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and BWI Rail Station, MD, USA?

Southwest Airlines and Delta fly from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station via Washington Union Station in around 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
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 Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from NEW CARROLLTON MARC nb to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
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 Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to BWI Rail Station is 295 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to drive from Raleigh to BWI Rail Station.

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

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There are 189+ hotels available in BWI Rail Station. Prices start at $75 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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