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About Durham

Durham is a little treasure cove for all fans of history and the United States’ heritage. The first and foremost thing you should try out is go on a hike on one of the city’s iconic trails. For a more traditional hiking experience, try the Eno River Trail. If you wish to enjoy a more unique experience, the American Tobacco Trail will be a better choice, as it follows the old CSX railroad. For those who want to explore the city’s rich history, check out the Stagville Plantation, which is now a museum dedicated to the city’s antebellum history, offering a unique historical perspective.

Durham’s food scene is vibrant and exciting. Fans of seafood will definitely be amazed at how fresh and delicious the seafood at Mateo Bar de Tapas is. If you wish to try out Italian eats with a twist, check out Devil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant.

The main bus station is the Transportation Center located at 515 W Pettigrew St in Downtown Durham. From there, you can take a bus to New York, Richmond, Washington D.C., and dozens of other destinations across the country. The main Amtrak train station in Durham is located around the corner from the bus stop at 601 W Main St. Durham is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian and Piedmont lines. The city’s air services are handled by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 12 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

The intercity bus terminal at 515 W Pettigrew St is part of the Durham Station Transportation Center. The modern curved glass building is a hub for local public transportation throughout Durham, as well as bus service on Greyhound going to other cities like Charlotte and Atlanta . The station does have several levels and bus bays, so pay close attention to signage and be sure to board the correct bus. The convenient downtown location of the station means it is a short walk to Durham’s Amtrak train station, as well as the best restaurants, museums, and hotels in the city.

Popular bus stations in Durham:

  • Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St

  • 2724 Guess Rd

  • 2918 Guess Rd

  • Durham Transportation Center - Bus Bay T

  • 2000 Avondale

What bus companies travel to Durham, North Carolina?

Located in North Carolina, Durham is accessible by bus from 169 other cities. You can choose from 402 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Durham on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Durham are also available.

Bus companies serving Durham

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound11523h 4m$133.97
Tornado Bus3617h 5m$182.33
FlixBus US279h 44m$64.35
Wanda Coach225h 0m$73.02
PandaNY Bus85h 21m$100.00
El Expreso Bus222h 33m$234.66
  • Greyhound


    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

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

  • 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.

  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus, a sub-brand of Tornado Bus Company, operates intercity bus trips in the United States, plus several routes that cross the border into Mexico. The carrier’s professional and helpful staff are often fluent in both English and Spanish. El Expreso buses feature comfortable seats, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and free WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Durham?

$4.99 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Durham, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Durham. In the last month, buses from Greensboro to Durham had the lowest average price at $22.92.

Where is the bus station in Durham, NC?

The busiest bus station in Durham is Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Durham are:

  • Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St
  • 2724 Guess Rd
  • 2918 Guess Rd

Which bus carrier has the best service to Durham?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Durham by bus with Megabus giving them a 4.3 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Megabus had the most comfortable bus service to Durham taking into account the seats and amenities that Megabus offers. They rate Megabus a 4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Durham punctually, travelers suggest that Megabus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Durham, rating them a 4.4 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Durham, NC?

The closest airport to Durham is Raleigh Durham Intl Airport (RDU), it is located 10.2 miles from the city center of Durham.

Is Durham a popular bus travel destination?

Durham ranks number 10 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 514 in United States. Durham ranks number 4 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Durham via bus service. On average 129 direct daily bus trips serve Durham.

What is the population of Durham?

The population of Durham is 257636. Durham ranks number 7 in terms of population in North Carolina and number 208 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Durham cost?

Bus tickets to Durham range from $5 for a short trip to Durham, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Durham starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Durham can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $15 .

What type of traveler does Durham attract?

People who take the bus to Durham are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Durham easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Durham?

The closest bus station to the city center of Durham is Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Durham. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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