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There are 4 ways to get from Research Triangle to Norfolk by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Norfolk (ORF) RDU - ORF

$184 - $843

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Norfolk, Va 330 / ...

$27 - $60

2 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the train from Petersburg Amtrak Station to Norfolk Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$107 - $283

Drive  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Research Triangle to Norfolk 196.7 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Research Triangle to Norfolk is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Research Triangle to Norfolk is to fly which costs $180 - $850 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Research Triangle to Norfolk. However, there are services departing from RDU Airport at Terminal 1 and arriving at Norfolk, Va via GoRaleigh Station and Raleigh, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Research Triangle and Norfolk is 155 miles. The road distance is 196.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Research Triangle to Norfolk without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs $27 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Research Triangle to Norfolk, including transfers.

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Research Triangle to Norfolk bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Research Triangle to Norfolk is to fly which takes 2 h 51 min and costs $180 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $60 and takes 5 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Norfolk Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Research Triangle to Norfolk bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Norfolk, Va station.

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Map of how to get from Research Triangle to Norfolk.
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  • Distance: 154.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

What companies run services between Research Triangle, NC, USA and Norfolk, VA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Research Triangle to Norfolk hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Research Triangle to Norfolk 3 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Norfolk via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Petersburg Amtrak Station to Norfolk Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
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 Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Research Triangle to Norfolk is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to drive from Research Triangle to Norfolk.

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

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There are 128+ hotels available in Norfolk. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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