There are 4 ways to get from Raleigh to Richmond by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va 1014 / ...

$20 - $50

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Train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$106 - $277

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Richmond 157.2 miles

$15 - $23

Fly  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Richmond (RIC) RDU - RIC

$143 - $755

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Raleigh, Nc and arriving at Richmond, Va. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Richmond Main Street Amtrak via Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Richmond is 140 miles. The road distance is 157.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Richmond without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 50 min and costs .

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The bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va takes 2 h 50 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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

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Raleigh to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Raleigh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Richmond is to bus which takes 2 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 51 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 11 min.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Richmond Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 8 min and has one stopover.

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Raleigh to Richmond bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Richmond, Va station.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Richmond.
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  • Distance: 140.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Raleigh to Richmond every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Raleigh to Richmond twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 22 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Richmond via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Richmond via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Richmond via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Richmond via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Richmond via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Richmond via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Richmond via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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 Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $280
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 Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Raleigh to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Richmond is 157 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Raleigh to Richmond.

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

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Book your Raleigh to Richmond bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Richmond. Prices start at $59 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 25 min and costs .

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