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

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Fly, line 40 bus  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Buffalo (BUF) RDU - BUF
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St

$136 - $622

Cheapest option

Bus  •  21h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  3. Take the bus from Washington to Buffalo

$84 - $173

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  19h 50m

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Washington Union Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Buffalo

$100 - $217

Train  •  19h 56m

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to New York Penn Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$149 - $414

Drive  •  12h 23m

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Niagara Falls 661.5 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 12h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Niagara Falls is to fly and line 40 bus which costs $130 - $650 and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at 3rd St & Niagara St via Raleigh, Nc, Richmond, Va, Washington and Ellicott St & MTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh station to Niagara Falls station. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Union Station and arriving at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 56m.

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The distance between Raleigh and Niagara Falls is 509 miles. The road distance is 661.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Niagara Falls without a car is to train and bus which takes 19h 50m and costs $100 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Raleigh to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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Raleigh to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Raleigh Union Station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Niagara Falls is to train which takes 19h 56m and costs $140 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $180 and takes 21h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 509.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Niagara Falls, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Raleigh to Niagara Falls via New York Penn Station in around 19h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Niagara Falls via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, Richmond, Va, Washington, Dc, Washington, and Ellicott St & MTC in around 21h 4m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
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 - $340
Train from Raleigh Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from New York Penn Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
9h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$70 - $95
Economy
$95 - $140
EconomyPlus
$120 - $180
Business
$160 - $230
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.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 Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Raleigh to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Buffalo station.

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Raleigh to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Niagara Falls is 662 miles. It takes approximately 12h 23m to drive from Raleigh to Niagara Falls.

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 465+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. Prices start at $53 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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