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There are 5 ways to get from Wilmington to Richmond by bus, train, car or plane

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Amtrak Thruway, train  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilmington, NC to Wilson, NC 6190
  2. Take the train from Wilson Amtrak Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station Palmetto / ...

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Bus  •  8h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Wilmington, Nc to Raleigh, Nc 392 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va 1014 / ...

$41 - $101

3 alternative options

Bus Megabus  •  11h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Wilmington, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc 3769
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, NC to Richmond

$45 - $87

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Wilmington to Richmond 261.8 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Wilmington (ILM) to Richmond (RIC) ILM - RIC

$153 - $803

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The cheapest way to get from Wilmington to Richmond is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Wilmington to Richmond is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wilmington station to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Downtown Station and arriving at Richmond, Va via Wilmington, Nc and Raleigh, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 51m.

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The distance between Wilmington and Richmond is 233 miles. The road distance is 261.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Wilmington to Richmond without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and train which takes 8h 37m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 37m to get from Wilmington to Richmond, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Wilmington to Richmond is to bus which takes 8h 51m and costs $40 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $850 and takes 5h 46m.

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There is no direct flight from Wilmington Airport to Richmond Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 4m and has one stopover.

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Wilmington to Richmond bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Richmond, Va station.

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Map of how to get from Wilmington to Richmond.
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  • Distance: 232.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 37m

What companies run services between Wilmington, NC, USA and Richmond, VA, USA?

You can take a bus from Wilmington to Richmond via Forden Station, Wilmington, Nc, and Raleigh, Nc in around 8h 51m. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Wilmington to Richmond hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Wilmington to Richmond via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Wilmington to Richmond via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Wilmington to Richmond via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Wilmington to Richmond via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Wilmington to Richmond via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Wilmington to Richmond via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Wilmington to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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 Wilson Amtrak Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilmington, NC to Wilson, NC
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Wilmington, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Wilmington to Richmond is 262 miles. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Wilmington to Richmond.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Wilmington Airport to Richmond Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Richmond. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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

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