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There are 4 ways to get from Wilmington to Asheville by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilmington, Nc to Raleigh, Nc 392 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Asheville, Nc 4845

$50 - $121

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Bus, train  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilmington, Nc to Raleigh, Nc 392 / ...
  2. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to High Point Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc

$92 - $191

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Wilmington to Asheville 324.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Wilmington (ILM) to Asheville (AVL) ILM - AVL

$182 - $952

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The cheapest way to get from Wilmington to Asheville is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wilmington to Asheville is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wilmington station to Asheville. However, there are services departing from Downtown Station and arriving at Asheville, Nc via Wilmington, Nc and Raleigh, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 1 min.

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The distance between Wilmington and Asheville is 279 miles. The road distance is 324.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Wilmington to Asheville without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 1 min and costs $50 - $130.

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It takes approximately 12 h 1 min to get from Wilmington to Asheville, including transfers.

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Wilmington to Asheville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Wilmington, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Wilmington to Asheville is to bus which takes 12 h 1 min and costs $50 - $130. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $180 - $950 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from Wilmington Airport to Asheville Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 57 min and has one stopover.

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Wilmington to Asheville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Asheville, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from Wilmington to Asheville.
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  • Distance: 279.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 1 min

What companies run services between Wilmington, NC, USA and Asheville, NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Wilmington to Asheville via Forden Station, Wilmington, Nc, and Raleigh, Nc in around 12 h 1 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and Delta fly from Wilmington to Asheville hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Wilmington to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Wilmington to Asheville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Wilmington to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Union Station to High Point Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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 Wilmington, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Wilmington to Asheville is 325 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to drive from Wilmington to Asheville.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Wilmington Airport to Asheville Airport.

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There are 229+ hotels available in Asheville. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Wilmington to Wilmington Airport is to line 207 bus which takes 44 min and costs $2.

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