There are 9 ways to get from Raleigh to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Reagan Washington (DCA) RDU - DCA

$89 - $237

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Bus Megabus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Washington

$27 - $43

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Fly Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 27 min

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

$95 - $281

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore, train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Baltimore (BWI) RDU - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$142 - $398

Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 31 min

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

$227 - $606

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va 1014 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 1002 / ...

$37 - $91

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  5 h 46 min

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

$54 - $136

Train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$50 - $140

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Washington 262.9 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Washington. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Washington, Dc via Raleigh, Nc and Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Washington is 234 miles. The road distance is 262.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Raleigh to Washington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Washington is to fly which takes 2 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Raleigh to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Washington.
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  • Distance: 234.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Raleigh to Washington every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Washington via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, and Richmond, Va in around 5 h 35 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
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
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 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 - $340
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
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
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Washington is 263 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to drive from Raleigh to Washington.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 848+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $87 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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