There are 6 ways to get from Raleigh to Lexington by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Lexington  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Lexington (LEX) RDU - LEX

$164 - $855

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  17 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  4. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  5. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$134 - $295

4 alternative options

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Covington, bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Covington (CVG) RDU - CVG
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$206 - $355

Train to Charlotte, fly to Lexington  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Lexington (LEX) CLT - LEX

$252 - $795

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Columbus, bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Columbus (CMH) RDU - CMH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$211 - $406

Drive  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Lexington 500 miles

$45 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Lexington is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 8 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Lexington is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $360 and takes 6 h 26 min.

More details

The distance between Raleigh and Lexington is 359 miles. The road distance is 500 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Raleigh to Lexington, including transfers.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Lexington is 500 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to drive from Raleigh to Lexington.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Lexington.
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  • Distance: 359.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Lexington, KY, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Raleigh to Lexington hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Charlotte to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Columbus via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Train operators
Amtrak
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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
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $20
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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