There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Research Triangle Park by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  4 h 9 min

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

$92 - $239

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Bus  •  7 h 14 min

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

$30 - $77

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 26 min

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

$145 - $396

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  4 h 54 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

$98 - $286

Train  •  8 h 21 min

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

$61 - $152

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Research Triangle Park 265.1 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Research Triangle Park. However, there are services departing from Washington and arriving at NC 54 at Research Triangle High School via GoDurham Station and NC 54 at S Alston Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 14 min.

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The distance between Washington and Research Triangle Park is 231 miles. The road distance is 265.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Research Triangle Park without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Washington to Research Triangle Park, including transfers.

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Washington to Research Triangle Park bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Research Triangle Park is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 14 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 8 h 21 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 Research Triangle Park bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Durham, NC station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Research Triangle Park is 265 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from Washington to Research Triangle Park.

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

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  • Distance: 230.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Research Triangle Park, NC, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Washington to Research Triangle Park every 3 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Washington to Research Triangle Park 4 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 35 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 4 hours.

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 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
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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 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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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

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There are 195+ hotels available in Research Triangle Park. Prices start at $67 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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