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There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to Reston by plane, subway, 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.

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Fly Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Washington Dulles (IAD) RDU - IAD

$92 - $278

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Washington

$31 - $50

5 alternative options

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Reagan Washington (DCA) RDU - DCA
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station

$92 - $241

Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
  2. Fly from Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) to Washington Dulles (IAD) FAY - IAD

$224 - $603

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore, train, subway  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Baltimore (BWI) RDU - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station

$147 - $407

Train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station Silver Star / ...

$55 - $139

Drive  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Reston 271.5 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Reston is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Reston is to fly which costs $90 - $280 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Reston is 233 miles. The road distance is 271.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Reston without a car is to train which takes 6 h 22 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Raleigh to Reston, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Reston is to fly which takes 2 h 53 min and costs $90 - $280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $140 and takes 6 h 22 min, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 8 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Washington Dulles Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Reston is 271 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to drive from Raleigh to Reston.

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United Airlines offers flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Washington Dulles Airport.

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There are 260+ hotels available in Reston. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Reston.
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  • Distance: 233.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Reston, VA, USA?

United Airlines flies from Raleigh to Reston 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Raleigh to Reston twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $140 and the journey takes 5 h 19 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
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 - $330
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28

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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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