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

Recommended option

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 2 min

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

$89 - $237

Cheapest option

Megabus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Durham to Washington via Fayetteville

$27 - $43

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Fly Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 29 min

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

$95 - $281

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore, train  •  3 h 39 min

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

$142 - $398

Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 27 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

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  5 h 48 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 Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$50 - $140

Bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va 1014
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 3014 / ...

$37 - $91

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Washington 262.9 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Washington is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Washington is to fly which costs $85 - $240 and takes 3 h 2 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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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Raleigh to Washington, including transfers.

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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 56 min.

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

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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, Amtrak operates a train from Raleigh to Washington 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 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 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 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
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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 Amtrak
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
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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 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
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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