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There are 6 ways to get from Raleigh to Fairfax by plane, subway, 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 Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Reagan Washington (DCA) RDU - DCA
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station

$92 - $240

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Train  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station Silver Star / ...

$55 - $138

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Fly Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3h 42m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Washington Dulles (IAD) RDU - IAD
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
  3. Take the subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to VIENNA station

$96 - $283

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore, train, subway  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Baltimore (BWI) RDU - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station

$94 - $435

Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
  2. Fly from Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) to Washington Dulles (IAD) FAY - IAD
  3. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station

$228 - $608

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Fairfax 256.2 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Fairfax is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Fairfax is to fly and subway which costs $90 - $240 and takes 3h 26m.

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The distance between Raleigh and Fairfax is 226 miles. The road distance is 256.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Fairfax without a car is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3h 26m to get from Raleigh to Fairfax, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 7m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Fairfax is 256 miles. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Raleigh to Fairfax.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 616+ hotels available in Fairfax. 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 26m and costs $2 - $3.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Fairfax.
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  • Distance: 226 miles
  • Duration: 3h 26m

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Fairfax, VA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Raleigh to Fairfax twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $140 and the journey takes 5h 19m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
14m
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 BWI RAIL STATION MARC sb to NEW CARROLLTON MARC sb
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
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 - $330
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.

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 Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28

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