There are 8 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Washington Dulles to Raleigh/Durham, line 800 bus  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) IAD - RDU
  2. Take the line 800 bus from Regional Transit Center to Pittsboro St at Credit Union

$92 - $276

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$36 - $55

6 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) IAD - FAY
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc

$236 - $591

Fly Washington Dulles to Greensboro/High Point, bus  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) IAD - GSO
  2. Take the bus from Coble Transportation Center to N Columbia St at W Franklin St

$174 - $414

Fly Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham, line 800 bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU
  2. Take the line 800 bus from Regional Transit Center to Pittsboro St at Credit Union

$98 - $246

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc 1081 / ...

$52 - $112

Train  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Durham Amtrak Carolinian

$66 - $164

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill 280.6 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill is to fly and line 800 bus which costs $90 - $280 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at E Franklin St at Varsity Theatre via 7Th St & E St Sw, Massachusetts Avenue and 5th Street NW, Washington, Dc, Richmond, Va and GoDurham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 52 min.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Chapel Hill is 229 miles. The road distance is 280.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 52 min and costs $50 - $120.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill, including transfers.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill is to bus which takes 8 h 52 min and costs $50 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 9 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill.
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  • Distance: 229.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Chapel Hill, NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill via D St Sw & 7Th St Sw, 7Th St & E St Sw, K St Nw & 6Th St Nw, Massachusetts Avenue and 5th Street NW, First Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, Dc, Richmond, Va, Durham, Nc, and GoDurham Station in around 8 h 52 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Chapel Hill once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 6 h 24 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to Fayetteville Municipal
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to Pittsboro St at Credit Union
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
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 Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
PART NC
Phone
+1 336-662-0002
Website
partnc.org
Bus from Coble Transportation Center to N Columbia St at W Franklin St
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
partnc.org

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