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

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

Fly Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU

$90 - $236

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$28 - $39

6 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BWI - RDU

$143 - $393

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  3 h 40 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

$96 - $283

Fly Washington Dulles to Fayetteville Municipal, bus  •  4 h 48 min

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

$228 - $608

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 31 min

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

$39 - $89

Train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$50 - $140

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Raleigh 281.4 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Raleigh is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Raleigh is to fly which costs $85 - $240 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via Richmond, Va and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Raleigh Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 43 min.

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The distance between Washington and Raleigh is 234 miles. The road distance is 281.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Raleigh without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 31 min and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Washington to Raleigh, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Raleigh is to fly which takes 3 h 2 min and costs $85 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 5 h 31 min, you could also train, which costs $50 - $140 and takes 5 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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  • Distance: 234.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

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

Delta and American Airlines fly from Washington to Raleigh every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Raleigh via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd in around 5 h 31 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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to Fayetteville Municipal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, 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 15 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 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 Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 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
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 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 - $340
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 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 Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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