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Richmond - Raleigh Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Richmond to Raleigh. Traveling by bus from Richmond to Raleigh usually takes around 3 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance139 mi (223 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price€32.53
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Richmond to Raleigh

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Diana

21 September 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: WiFi working all the trip. Cons: Sits more comfortable.

Pros: WiFi working all the trip. Cons: Sits more comfortable.

Price trends for buses from Richmond to Raleigh

Average prices by travel date

€86€57€29JunJul

Monthly average prices

€72€57€43€29€14ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

€96€77€57€38€193020100

What bus companies travel from Richmond to Raleigh?

There are 3 bus lines from Richmond to Raleigh available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound62h 55m€44.91
PandaNY Bus33h 12m€95.68
Wanda Coach43h 18m€95.68
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 6 bus trips from Richmond to Raleigh every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 55 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Raleigh usually start from €32.

  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Richmond to Raleigh, with prices starting from €96.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 4 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from €96 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Richmond and Raleigh.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Richmond to Raleigh during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Richmond to Raleigh?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 223 kilometers from Richmond to Raleigh. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Richmond to Raleigh at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Richmond?

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Richmond to Raleigh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Richmond to Raleigh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Richmond to Raleigh without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Richmond to Raleigh; ticket prices start at €31.57.

City Information

Richmond

As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

Raleigh

As an up-and-coming smart city, Raleigh has a wide range of activities that will satisfy all kinds of travelers. One of the most famous destinations in the city is the Neuse River Trail, which boasts 28 miles of a scenic path running through Wake Forest. It goes through not only forests but also wetlands, allowing walkers and cyclists to take a breather from the concrete jungle and be one with nature. Raleigh is also a famous research city, so it makes sense to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. With a permanent collection that attracts all ages, including whale skeletons and seahorse diorama, the museum is a great spot that you should not miss out on. If you wish to go shopping the old-fashioned way, the Raleigh City Market, which opened more than a century ago, allows you to meander through various small boutiques.

Raleigh’s reputation as a foodie haven is on a steady rise, and it currently houses five different establishments by chef Ashley Christensen, of which Poole’s Diner is particularly noteworthy. If you are looking for authentic North Carolina-style barbecues, Clyde Cooper’s stands among the most popular choices.

Raleigh’s main bus station is located outside of the city center at 2210 Capital Blvd. The city’s Amtrak station is one of the busiest in the country, and there are daily trains running from Raleigh to New York City, Charlotte and Miami, among other places. The principal airport in the region is the Raleigh–Durham International Airport, which is northwest of Downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Richmond?

Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd  - RICGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd

Richmond Bus Terminal is a Greyhound Bus Station that serves several routes across the United States. Along with Greyhound, Flixbus services also operate out of this station. The terminal provides intrastate travel to other cities such as Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Roanoke. It also acts as a thoroughfare for various long-haul bus routes along the East Coast, including New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Miami. Passengers with time to kill can eat at the onsite restaurant or venture out into The Diamond district, which features several parks, coffee shops, and eateries.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd

  • 5221 Brook Rd

  • 900 W. Leigh St

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