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There are 7 ways to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc 1081 / ...

$25 - $57

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Bus Megabus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to Durham, NC

$20 - $32

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Bus via Raleigh, Nc  •  5 h 22 min

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

$32 - $71

Train  •  6 h 28 min

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

$44 - $116

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Chapel Hill 165.4 miles

$16 - $24

Fly from Richmond, line 800 bus  •  6 h 43 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

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU

$165 - $426

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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, Va and arriving at E Franklin St at Varsity Theatre via GoDurham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 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 4 h 47 min and costs $25 - $60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 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 4 h 47 min and costs $25 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $120 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Richmond to Chapel Hill bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Durham, 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: 4 h 47 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Richmond to Chapel Hill every 4 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 50 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 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Durham Amtrak Station
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $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 Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Chapel Hill is 165 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Richmond to Chapel Hill.

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

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There are 105+ hotels available in Chapel Hill. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 54 min and costs $2.

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