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  •  4 h 43 min

  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 Megabus  •  20 h 14 min

  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 - $178

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Bus Wanda Coach  •  18 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC to New York, NY Raleigh
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Buffalo, NY Nyc

$115 - $165

Train  •  20 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to New York Penn Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the train from New York to Niagara Falls Station VIA Rail / ...

$144 - $434

Drive  •  12 h 23 min

  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 12 h 23 min.

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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 4 h 43 min.

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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 Main St & Pine Ave via Raleigh, Nc, Richmond, Va, Washington and Ellicott St & MTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to Niagara Falls station. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Niagara Falls Station via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 36 min.

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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 bus which takes 18 h 51 min and costs $110 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min 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, depart from Raleigh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Niagara Falls is to bus which takes 18 h 51 min and costs $110 - $170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $440 and takes 20 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 509.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from Raleigh to Niagara Falls via New York, NY, East Broadway, 42 St - Bryant Pk, New York, NY - Port Authority, Buffalo, NY, and Ellicott St & MTC in around 18 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Raleigh to Niagara Falls via New York Penn Station and New York in around 20 h 36 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
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
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
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
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$65 - $90
Economy
$110 - $150
Economy Plus
$150 - $220
Business
$160 - $230
Business Plus/Sleeper
$280 - $400
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Saunders St, Raleigh, NC to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.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
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
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 1 h 25 min.

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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 VIA Rail, arrive at Niagara Falls Station.

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

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OneJet, Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 466+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. Prices start at $61 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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