There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to Hilton Head Island by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Selma-Smithfield Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Yemassee to Hwy 278 & Wild Horse 320

$74 - $171

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Bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Savannah, Ga 1003 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Beaufort, Sc 1096 / ...

$48 - $111

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Bus via Columbia, Sc  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, NC to Columbia, SC
  3. Take the bus from Columbia, Sc to Beaufort, Sc

$63 - $121

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Hilton Head Island 325.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Hilton Head  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Hilton Head (HHH) RDU - HHH

$232 - $1,203

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Savannah, bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Savannah (SAV) RDU - SAV
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Beaufort, Sc

$209 - $1,033

Train to Charlotte, fly to Hilton Head  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Hilton Head (HHH) CLT - HHH

$280 - $1,493

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Hilton Head Island is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Hilton Head Island is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Hilton Head Island. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Hwy 278 via Raleigh, Nc, Savannah, Ga and Lowes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 39 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Hilton Head Island is 275 miles. The road distance is 325.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Hilton Head Island without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 8 min and costs $70 - $180.

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It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to get from Raleigh to Hilton Head Island, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Hilton Head Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Hilton Head Island is to bus which takes 9 h 39 min and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $230 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Hilton Head Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 23 min and has one stopover.

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Raleigh to Hilton Head Island bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Beaufort, Sc station.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Hilton Head Island.
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  • Distance: 275.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 8 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Hilton Head Island, SC, USA?

You can take a bus from Raleigh to Hilton Head Island via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, Savannah, Ga, Beaufort, Sc, and Lowes in around 9 h 39 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Raleigh to Hilton Head Island every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Hilton Head via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Hilton Head via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Hilton Head via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Savannah via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Savannah via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Savannah via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Savannah via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Hilton Head
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Savannah via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Savannah via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Savannah via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
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 Selma-Smithfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from Selma-Smithfield Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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
Palmetto Breeze Transit
Website
palmettobreezetransit.com
Bus from Yemassee to Hwy 278 & Wild Horse
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
palmettobreezetransit.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 Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Savannah, Ga to Beaufort, Sc
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
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
Bus from Columbia, Sc to Beaufort, Sc
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Hilton Head Island is 326 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to drive from Raleigh to Hilton Head Island.

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American Airlines offers flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Hilton Head Airport.

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There are 1319+ hotels available in Hilton Head Island. Prices start at $100 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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