There are 6 ways to get from Roanoke 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Roanoke, Va to Lynchburg, Va
  2. Take the train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Raleigh, Nc

$58 - $133

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Roanoke, Va to Richmond, Va 1508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc 1019 / ...

$46 - $108

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Roanoke, Va to Lynchburg, Va
  2. Take the train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak

$69 - $156

Train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Roanoke Amtrak to Lynchburg Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak

$126 - $311

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Roanoke to Raleigh 164.7 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Roanoke (ROA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) ROA - RDU

$174 - $907

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The cheapest way to get from Roanoke to Raleigh is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Roanoke to Raleigh is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The distance between Roanoke and Raleigh is 127 miles. The road distance is 164.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Roanoke to Raleigh, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Roanoke to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Roanoke, Va and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via Richmond, Va and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Roanoke to Raleigh. However, there are services departing from Roanoke Amtrak and arriving at Raleigh Amtrak via Lynchburg Amtrak and Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 6 min.

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The best way to get from Roanoke to Raleigh without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 50 min and costs $55 - $140.

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Map of how to get from Roanoke to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 127.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from Roanoke to Raleigh via Lynchburg Amtrak and Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak in around 7 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Roanoke to Raleigh via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd in around 7 h 26 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Roanoke Amtrak to Lynchburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
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 Roanoke, Va to Lynchburg, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$21 - $26
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Roanoke, Va to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
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

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