There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Cary by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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

Train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Cary Amtrak Carolinian / ...

$50 - $140

Cheapest option

Megabus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Washington to Durham via Fayetteville

$30 - $42

6 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Raleigh, Nc 1051

$35 - $77

Drive  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Cary 274.8 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham, line 300 bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU
  2. Take the line 300 bus from Regional Transit Center to N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St

$92 - $239

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 300 bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) IAD - RDU
  3. Take the line 300 bus from Regional Transit Center to N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St

$98 - $286

Train to Baltimore, fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 300 bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BWI - RDU
  3. Take the line 300 bus from Regional Transit Center to N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St

$145 - $396

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Fayetteville Municipal, bus, line 1 bus, line 300 bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) IAD - FAY
  3. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
  4. Take the line 1 bus from Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd to GoRaleigh Station
  5. Take the line 300 bus from GoRaleigh Station to Cary Train Station

$232 - $613

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Cary is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Cary is to fly and line 300 bus which costs $90 - $240 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Washington and Cary is 236 miles. The road distance is 274.8 miles.

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The train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Cary Amtrak takes 6 h 17 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Cary. However, there are services departing from Washington and arriving at N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St via GoDurham Station and Regional Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Cary Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

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What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Cary, NC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Cary twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $140 and the journey takes 6 h 17 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Washington to Cary 5 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
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 21 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
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Bus from GoRaleigh Station to Cary Train Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
GoRaleigh
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Website
goraleigh.org
Bus from Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd to GoRaleigh Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
raleighnc.gov

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