There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Durham by bus, train, car, plane or subway

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Bus Megabus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC 1051

$25 - $75

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 6 min

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

$40 - $92

Train  •  6 h 42 min

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

$55 - $150

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Durham 258.7 miles

$25 - $40

Fly from Reagan Washington, line 700 bus  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU
  2. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station

$92 - $239

Train to Baltimore, fly, line 700 bus  •  4 h 14 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 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station

$145 - $396

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly, line 700 bus  •  4 h 42 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 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station

$98 - $286

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington and arriving at Durham, NC. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Durham Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 42 min.

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The distance between Washington and Durham is 226 miles. The road distance is 258.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Durham without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs .

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The bus from Washington to Durham, NC takes 5 h 55 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Washington to Durham bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington station.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Durham is to bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 42 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 Durham bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Durham, NC station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Durham.
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  • Distance: 226.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from Washington to Durham 4 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Durham once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $150 and the journey takes 6 h 42 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
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
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
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 Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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 Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Durham is 259 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Washington to Durham.

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

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There are 111+ hotels available in Durham. Prices start at $65 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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