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There are 7 ways to get from Union Station to Raleigh by bus, train, car, plane or subway

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Bus via Richmond  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 1051 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc 1019 / ...

$38 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$28 - $39

5 alternative options

Train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Union Station Silver Star / ...

$45 - $65

Drive  •  4h 38m

  1. Drive from Union Station to Raleigh 282.7 miles

$27 - $40

Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU

$91 - $238

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BWI - RDU

$123 - $345

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) IAD - RDU

$98 - $284

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The cheapest way to get from Union Station to Raleigh is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to Raleigh is to fly which costs $90 - $240 and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Union Station to Raleigh. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Raleigh, Nc via Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Raleigh Union Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 43m.

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The distance between Union Station and Raleigh is 235 miles. The road distance is 282.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Station to Raleigh without a car is to bus via Richmond which takes 5h 32m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Union Station to Raleigh, including transfers.

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Union Station to Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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

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The best way to get from Union Station to Raleigh is to bus via Richmond which takes 5h 32m and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $65 and takes 5h 43m, you could also fly, which costs $90 - $240 and takes 3h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Union Station to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 235.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 32m

What companies run services between Union Station, DC, USA and Raleigh, NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Union Station to Raleigh via Richmond, Va in around 5h 32m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Union Station to Raleigh twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 5h 43m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
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 Washington Union Station to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
Metro Washington DC
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 Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 12m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Station to Raleigh is 283 miles. It takes approximately 4h 38m to drive from Union Station to Raleigh.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 158+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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