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There are 4 ways to get from Richmond to Raleigh by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  2 h 55 min

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

$20 - $50

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Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$105 - $275

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Raleigh 170.5 miles

$16 - $25

Fly  •  5 h 34 min

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

$154 - $755

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Raleigh is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Raleigh is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at Raleigh, Nc. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Richmond to Raleigh. However, there are services departing from Richmond Main Street Amtrak and arriving at Raleigh Amtrak via Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Raleigh is 140 miles. The road distance is 170.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Raleigh without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 55 min and costs $20 - $50.

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The bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc takes 2 h 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Richmond to Raleigh train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Raleigh is to bus which takes 2 h 55 min and costs $20 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 4 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $800 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 140.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Richmond to Raleigh hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Richmond to Raleigh twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 3 h 31 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 54 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 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 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 7 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$190 - $280
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 Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 59 min and has one stopover.

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

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Richmond to Raleigh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Raleigh Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Raleigh is 171 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Richmond to Raleigh.

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JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Richmond Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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Book your Richmond to Raleigh bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 153+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs $1 - $3.

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