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There are 6 ways to get from Raleigh to Lexington by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 38 min

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

$192 - $893

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Bus via Durham, NC  •  20 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Lexington, Ky 1142 / ...

$107 - $199

4 alternative options

Train to Charlotte, fly  •  6 h 45 min

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

$282 - $836

Bus  •  19 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga 1081 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Lexington, Ky 1142 / ...

$108 - $244

Train, bus, night bus  •  20 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  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 night bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  5. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky

$134 - $295

Drive  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Lexington 500 miles

$45 - $75

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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 which costs $190 - $900 and takes 5 h 38 min.

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

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Lexington without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 36 min and costs $100 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Raleigh to Lexington, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Lexington is to fly which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $190 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $250 and takes 19 h 36 min.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Lexington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 54 min and has one stopover.

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

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There are 76+ hotels available in Lexington. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Lexington.
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  • Distance: 359.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Raleigh to Lexington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Lexington via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, Atlanta, Ga, and Lexington, Ky in around 19 h 36 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Lexington via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
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 Union Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
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

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 Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Night bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Sunway Charters
Phone
+1 704-348-1200
Email
info@sunwaycharters.com
Website
sunwaycharters.com
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston-Salem
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sunwaycharters.com

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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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