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

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc 1019 / ...

$41 - $92

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Bus Megabus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$30 - $42

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Train  •  6 h 17 min

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

$50 - $140

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 38 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

Train to Baltimore, fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 300 bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI 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 Raleigh/Durham, line 300 bus  •  5 h 23 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

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Fayetteville Municipal, bus, line 1 bus, line 300 bus  •  5 h 55 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 E Chatham St at Ward St

$232 - $613

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Cary station. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Cary Train Station via Richmond, Va, Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd and GoRaleigh Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station 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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The distance between Washington and Cary is 236 miles. The road distance is 274.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Cary without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Washington to Cary, including transfers.

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Washington to Cary bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Cary is to bus which takes 6 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 3 min.

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Washington to Cary bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Raleigh, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Cary.
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  • Distance: 236.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

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

You can take a bus from Washington to Cary via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, and GoRaleigh Station in around 6 h 9 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Cary twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $140 and the journey takes 6 h 17 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
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
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 Washington Union Station 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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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
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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Bus from GoRaleigh Station to E Chatham St at Ward St
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
raleighnc.gov

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Washington to Cary train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Cary Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Cary is 275 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to drive from Washington to Cary.

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

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There are 180+ hotels available in Cary. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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