There are 7 ways to get from Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles  •  2 h 30 min

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

$87 - $273

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Bus Megabus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Washington

$36 - $55

5 alternative options

Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 33 min

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

$219 - $598

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington, bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Reagan Washington (DCA) RDU - DCA
  2. Take the bus from N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay B to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door

$97 - $244

Train  •  6 h 42 min

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

$60 - $144

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 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 / ...

$49 - $118

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) 271.7 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is to fly which costs $85 - $280 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD). However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door via Raleigh, Nc, Richmond, Va, Massachusetts Ave Ne & Columbus Cir Ne, I St Nw & 19Th St Nw and N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 56 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is 231 miles. The road distance is 271.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) without a car is to train which takes 6 h 42 min and costs $60 - $150.

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to get from Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), including transfers.

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Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is to fly which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $85 - $280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $150 and takes 6 h 42 min, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 7 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Washington Dulles Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is 272 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to drive from Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD).

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

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD).
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  • Distance: 230.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA?

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

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
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 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
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 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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay B to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com

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