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There are 6 ways to get from Roanoke to Raleigh by bus, train, car or plane

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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
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Raleigh Amtrak

$58 - $156

Cheapest option

Bus, train via N Columbia St at W Franklin St  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Roanoke, Va to Lynchburg, Va
  2. Take the train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Greensboro Depot to N Columbia St at W Franklin St 4
  4. Take the bus from N Columbia St at W Franklin St to GoRaleigh Station Crx

$36 - $102

4 alternative options

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
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Raleigh Amtrak

$126 - $311

Bus  •  7 h 49 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

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Roanoke to Raleigh 164.7 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  5 h 17 min

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

$194 - $857

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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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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 49 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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 6 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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The best way to get from Roanoke to Raleigh without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 52 min and costs $55 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6 h 52 min to get from Roanoke to Raleigh, including transfers.

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

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Roanoke to Raleigh train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Roanoke Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Roanoke to Raleigh is to train which takes 7 h 6 min and costs $120 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 7 h 49 min, you could also fly, which costs $190 - $900 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Roanoke to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 127.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 52 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 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 49 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Roanoke to Raleigh/Durham via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $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 Lynchburg Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
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 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
+1 215-856-7924
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

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 Roanoke, Va to Lynchburg, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$21 - $26
Bus from Roanoke, Va to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Valley Metro Roanoke
Phone
+1 540-982-0305
Website
valleymetro.com
Bus from Campbell Court to Lynchburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
valleymetro.com
PART NC
Phone
+1 336-662-0002
Website
partnc.org
Bus from Greensboro Depot to N Columbia St at W Franklin St
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
partnc.org
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from N Columbia St at W Franklin St to GoRaleigh Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Roanoke to Raleigh is 165 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Roanoke to Raleigh.

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Allegiant Air, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Roanoke Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Roanoke to Roanoke Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $4.

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