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There are 7 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Washington Dulles to Raleigh/Durham  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) IAD - RDU

$90 - $273

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Bus Megabus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$36 - $59

5 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  3 h 39 min

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

$225 - $568

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU

$96 - $244

Train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$60 - $152

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 10 min

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

$50 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh 290.6 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh is to fly which costs $90 - $280 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via 7Th St & Independence Ave Sw, E St Nw & 11Th St Nw, Washington, Dc, Richmond, Va and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Raleigh is 231 miles. The road distance is 290.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh without a car is to train which takes 7 h 23 min and costs $55 - $160.

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh, including transfers.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh 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 Raleigh is to fly which takes 2 h 6 min and costs $90 - $280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $160 and takes 7 h 23 min, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 4 min.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Raleigh, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 230.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

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

United Airlines flies from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $140 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
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
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to Fayetteville Municipal
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
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 4 hours
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh is 291 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Raleigh.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 153+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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