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There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to Seattle by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Seattle (SEA) RDU - SEA

$154 - $447

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Train to Charlotte, fly  •  11h 48m

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

$204 - $560

Train  •  2 days 23h

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle King Street Station

$423 - $1,295

Train via Alexandria Amtrak Station  •  3 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle King Street Station

$442 - $1,332

Bus  •  3 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Denver, Co
  4. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Portland, Or
  5. Take the bus from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA

$312 - $831

Bus, train  •  5 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Washington
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Toronto
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Vancouver
  4. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA

$518 - $876

Drive  •  46h 15m

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Seattle 2928.3 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Seattle is to fly which costs $150 - $450 and takes 8h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Seattle is to fly which costs $150 - $450 and takes 8h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Seattle. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Seattle, WA via Raleigh, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, Columbus, Oh, Denver, Co and Portland, OR. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 8h.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh station to Seattle station. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Union Station and arriving at Seattle King Street Station via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 23h.

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The distance between Raleigh and Seattle is 2376 miles. The road distance is 2928.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Seattle without a car is to train which takes 2 days 23h and costs $420 - $1,300.

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It takes approximately 8h 14m to get from Raleigh to Seattle, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Seattle is to fly which takes 8h 14m and costs $150 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $420 - $1,300 and takes 2 days 23h, you could also bus, which costs $310 - $850 and takes 3 days 8h.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Seattle.
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  • Distance: 2375.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 14m

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Seattle, WA, USA?

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Raleigh to Seattle hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Raleigh to Seattle via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 23h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Seattle via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Seattle via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to Seattle via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Seattle via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Seattle via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Seattle via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Seattle via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Seattle via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Charlotte to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Seattle via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Seattle via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
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
3h 10m
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 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 Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
46h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
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
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23h 41m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
3 days 23h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$380 - $390
Economy
$420 - $600
EconomyPlus
$500 - $700
Business
$800 - $1,100
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 Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
28h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $200
Flexible
$220 - $300
Bus from Denver, Co to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
29h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Website
boltbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Durham, NC to Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Toronto
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 9m.

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Raleigh to Seattle bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Seattle, WA station.

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Seattle is 3h behind Raleigh. It is currently 5:14 AM in Raleigh and 2:14 AM in Seattle.

Raleigh to Seattle train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Seattle is 2928 miles. It takes approximately 46h 15m to drive from Raleigh to Seattle.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 674+ hotels available in Seattle. Prices start at $94 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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