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

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Train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak Piedmont / ...

$78 - $140

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Bus Megabus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Charlotte, NC

$40 - $57

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Charlotte, Nc 1041 / ...

$58 - $106

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Carowinds 179.1 miles

$17 - $26

Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Charlotte (CLT) RDU - CLT

$252 - $413

Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly  •  3 h 35 min

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

$219 - $948

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The distance between Raleigh and Carowinds is 139 miles. The road distance is 179.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Carowinds without a car is to train which takes 3 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Raleigh to Carowinds, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Carowinds is to train which takes 3 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Charlotte Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Carowinds is 179 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to drive from Raleigh to Carowinds.

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American Airlines offers flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Charlotte Airport.

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There are 280+ hotels available in Carowinds. Prices start at $69 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 25 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Carowinds.
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  • Distance: 138.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Carowinds, NC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Raleigh to Carowinds 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Raleigh to Carowinds every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $22 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $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
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 Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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

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