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There are 8 ways to get from Raleigh to Delaware by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Philadelphia (PHL) RDU - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak

$119 - $620

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Bus  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va 1014 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Wilmington, De 3038 / ...

$47 - $116

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Fly to Trenton-Mercer, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Trenton-Mercer (TTN) RDU - TTN
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Wilmington Amtrak

$178 - $445

Fly to Baltimore, train, bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Baltimore (BWI) RDU - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Amtrak Station @ Ml King-French to Sr 299 @ Odessa P&R

$161 - $455

Train via Washington Union Station  •  7 h 30 min

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

$133 - $365

Train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$65 - $180

Bus, train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Washington
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$108 - $275

Drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Wilmington 373.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Delaware is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Delaware is to fly and train which costs $170 - $450 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Delaware. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Wilmington, De via Raleigh, Nc and Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Wilmington Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Delaware is 271 miles. The road distance is 373.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Delaware without a car is to train which takes 7 h 30 min and costs $130 - $370.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Raleigh to Delaware, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Delaware bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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Raleigh to Delaware train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Raleigh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Delaware is to train which takes 7 h 30 min and costs $130 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 9 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Delaware.
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  • Distance: 270.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Raleigh to Wilmington via Washington Union Station in around 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Wilmington via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, and Richmond, Va in around 9 h 59 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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Trenton-Mercer
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Bus operators
DART First State
Phone
+1 800-652-3278
Website
dartfirststate.com
Bus from Amtrak Station @ Ml King-French to Sr 299 @ Odessa P&R
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dartfirststate.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Wilmington, De
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 21 min.

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Raleigh to Delaware bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Wilmington, De station.

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Raleigh to Delaware train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Wilmington Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Delaware is 373 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to drive from Raleigh to Delaware.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Delaware. Prices start at $89 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 $2 - $3.

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