There are 6 ways to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Megabus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to Durham, NC

$18 - $29

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc 1019 / ...

$32 - $71

Train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Durham Amtrak Carolinian

$107 - $288

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Chapel Hill 165.4 miles

$16 - $24

Fly from Richmond, line 800 bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) RIC - RDU
  2. Take the line 800 bus from Regional Transit Center to Pittsboro St at Credit Union

$156 - $758

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU

$108 - $276

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Chapel Hill. However, there are services departing from Richmond and arriving at E Franklin St at Varsity Theatre via Chapel Hill St at Gregson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Chapel Hill is 145 miles. The road distance is 165.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $18 - $29.

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill, including transfers.

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Richmond to Chapel Hill bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Richmond, Va station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill is to bus which takes 3 h 54 min and costs $18 - $29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 48 min and has one stopover.

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Richmond to Chapel Hill bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Raleigh, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill.
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  • Distance: 144.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Chapel Hill, NC, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Richmond to Chapel Hill 4 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Richmond to Chapel Hill once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 4 h 18 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
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 Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to Pittsboro St at Credit Union
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org

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