There are 5 ways to get from Richmond to Raleigh by bus, train, 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.

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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 from Richmond  •  4 h 58 min

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

$154 - $755

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5 h 12 min

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

$106 - $273

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

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The bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc takes 2 h 55 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at Raleigh, Nc. Services depart every 15 minutes, 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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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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Richmond to Raleigh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Penn Station.

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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 every 15 minutes. 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 45 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 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 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 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 24 min
When
Every day
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 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
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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

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