There are 5 ways to get from Raleigh to Hickory by train, car, bus or plane

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Train, drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Kannapolis Amtrak Piedmont / ...
  2. Drive from Kannapolis Amtrak to Hickory

$40 - $89

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Train, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak Piedmont / ...
  2. Take the bus from Charlotte Airport to Hickory Airport

$100 - $219

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Hickory 174.3 miles

$17 - $25

Fly from Raleigh/Durham, bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Charlotte (CLT) RDU - CLT
  2. Take the bus from Charlotte Airport to Hickory Airport

$265 - $480

Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly, bus  •  5 h 18 min

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

$232 - $1,015

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Hickory is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Hickory is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Hickory is 152 miles. The road distance is 174.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Hickory without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs $100 - $220.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Raleigh to Hickory, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Charlotte Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Hickory is 174 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Raleigh to Hickory.

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

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There are 16+ hotels available in Hickory. Prices start at $65 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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  • Distance: 152.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

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

There is no direct connection from Raleigh to Hickory. However, you can take the train to Kannapolis Amtrak then take the drive to Hickory. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Raleigh to Hickory via Charlotte Amtrak, Charlotte Transportation Center, Airport Terminal, Charlotte Airport, and Hickory Airport in around 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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 Kannapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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
Hickory Hop
Website
hickoryhop.com
Bus from Charlotte Airport to Hickory Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Schedules at
hickoryhop.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.

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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

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