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

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Fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) SEA - RDU

$155 - $446

5 alternative options

Fly to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  10h 56m

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) SEA - FAY
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc

$292 - $1,001

Train  •  2 days 22h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street 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 Union Station

$422 - $1,256

Train via Alexandria Amtrak Station  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Raleigh Union Station

$442 - $1,296

Bus, train  •  5 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC
  2. Take the train from Vancouver to Toronto
  3. Take the bus from Toronto to Washington
  4. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$518 - $872

Drive  •  46h 21m

  1. Drive from Seattle to Raleigh 2927.7 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Raleigh is to fly which costs $150 - $450 and takes 7h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Raleigh is to fly which costs $150 - $450 and takes 7h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Seattle station to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Seattle King Street Station and arriving at Raleigh Union Station via Chicago Union Station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22h.

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The distance between Seattle and Raleigh is 2376 miles. The road distance is 2927.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Raleigh without a car is to train which takes 2 days 22h and costs $420 - $1,300.

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It takes approximately 7h 29m to get from Seattle to Raleigh, including transfers.

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Seattle to Raleigh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Raleigh is to fly which takes 7h 29m and costs $150 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $420 - $1,300 and takes 2 days 22h.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 57m.

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Raleigh is 3h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 10:57 AM in Seattle and 1:57 PM in Raleigh.

Map of how to get from Seattle to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 2375.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 29m

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Raleigh, NC, USA?

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and four other airlines fly from Seattle to Raleigh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Seattle to Raleigh via Chicago Union Station and Washington Union Station in around 2 days 22h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Fayetteville Municipal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Fayetteville Municipal via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Fayetteville Municipal via Denver, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
10h 46m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Fayetteville Municipal via Portland, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Fayetteville Municipal via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10h 54m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Fayetteville Municipal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
12h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Fayetteville Municipal via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
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 Seattle King Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
45h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
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 Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
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 Station
Ave. Duration
23h 14m
Frequency
3 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 Station to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 21h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$420 - $700
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$380 - $390
Economy
$420 - $600
EconomyPlus
$500 - $700
Business
$800 - $1,100
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Boltbus
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto to Washington
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Durham, NC
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
megabus.com

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Seattle to Raleigh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Raleigh Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Raleigh is 2928 miles. It takes approximately 46h 21m to drive from Seattle to Raleigh.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Seattle Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 156+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 31m and costs $2 - $4.

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