There are 5 ways to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill by bus, car or plane

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

Megabus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Richmond to Durham via Fayetteville

$18 - $29

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 15 min

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

$32 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Chapel Hill 165.4 miles

$16 - $24

Fly from Richmond  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) RIC - RDU

$156 - $758

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5 h 37 min

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

$108 - $276

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

Megabus operates a bus from Richmond to Chapel Hill every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $26 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Richmond to Chapel Hill hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 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 28 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 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Richmond to Chapel Hill?

The distance between Richmond and Chapel Hill is 231 km. The road distance is 265 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill?

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

Is there a direct bus between Richmond and Chapel Hill?

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 GoDurham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

How long does it take to get from Richmond to Chapel Hill?

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