There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Raleigh by plane, bus, train or car

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

Fly San Francisco to Raleigh/Durham  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) SFO - RDU

$218 - $441

7 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Raleigh/Durham  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) OAK - RDU

$222 - $564

Fly San Francisco to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) SFO - FAY
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc

$275 - $956

Train, bus  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
  4. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc

$378 - $1,163

Train  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Amtrak

$444 - $1,355

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  3 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak

$464 - $1,395

Bus  •  3 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Newark, Nj
  3. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Raleigh, Nc

$350 - $898

Drive  •  45 h 26 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Raleigh 2894.7 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Raleigh is to fly which costs $210 - $450 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Raleigh is to fly which costs $210 - $450 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via Oakland, Ca, Las Vegas, Nv, Newark, Nj and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 14 h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Raleigh is 2419 miles. The road distance is 2894.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Raleigh without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 days 6 h and costs $370 - $1,200.

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It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from San Francisco to Raleigh, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Oakland, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Raleigh is to fly which takes 7 h 39 min and costs $210 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $440 - $1,400 and takes 3 days 6 h, you could also bus, which costs $350 - $900 and takes 3 days 14 h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h 10 min.

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

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Raleigh is 3 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 9:48 AM in San Francisco and 12:48 PM in Raleigh.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Raleigh is 2895 miles. It takes approximately 45 h 26 min to drive from San Francisco to Raleigh.

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  • Distance: 2418.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 39 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Raleigh, NC, USA?

United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and four other airlines fly from San Francisco to Raleigh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Francisco to Raleigh via Richmond BART Station, Richmond Transit Station, Chicago Union Station, and Washington Union Station in around 3 days 6 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Raleigh/Durham via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Raleigh/Durham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Fayetteville Municipal via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Fayetteville Municipal via Phoenix, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10 h 32 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Raleigh/Durham via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Raleigh/Durham via Covington
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Oakland to Raleigh/Durham via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Fayetteville Municipal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Fayetteville Municipal via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Fayetteville Municipal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
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 Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Las Vegas, Nv
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160
Bus from Las Vegas, Nv to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
2 days 11 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$230 - $390
Flexible
$460 - $600
Bus from Newark, Nj to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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