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Atlanta - Raleigh Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Atlanta to Raleigh. Traveling by bus from Atlanta to Raleigh usually takes around 9 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 8 hours,

Distance355 mi (572 km)
Shortest duration8h 0m
Cheapest price$47.98
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Atlanta to Raleigh

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Brad

February 17, 2020- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Only a few stops. Cons: Well the seats for tall and larger people.

2.0

Mohammed Zaheer

June 29, 2019- Business

Greyhound

Pros: Return Trip From Raleigh to Atlanta got Delayed and missed our meeting. Cons: If the delay happens should be informed to customer. on any emergency they can plan other way of transportation. Tips: Good have bus trip. delays may happen but intimation of delays will helps.

How much is a bus ticket from Atlanta to Raleigh?

Bus tickets for a trip from Atlanta to Raleigh cost $58.76 on average. Tickets cheaper than $58.76 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Bus tickets from Atlanta to Raleigh are expected to cost between $63 and $80 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Raleigh within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $63. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Atlanta to Raleigh, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $68. However, taking the bus from Atlanta to Raleigh during August is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $91. The best way to find deals on a trip in August is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 16 days in advance to save up to $47.43.

What bus companies travel from Atlanta to Raleigh?

There are 3 bus lines from Atlanta to Raleigh available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 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
FlixBus US412h 16m$76.94
Greyhound58h 27m$70.32
Southeastern Stages211h 43m$115.00
  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from Atlanta to Raleigh, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 performs about 5 bus trips from Atlanta to Raleigh every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 27 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Raleigh usually start from $52.

  • Book Southeastern Stages from Atlanta to Raleigh from $115. There are 2 trips per day offered by Southeastern Stages from Atlanta to Raleigh and you can expect on average to pay for a Southeastern Stages ticket to Raleigh. In Atlanta, Southeastern Stages departs to Raleigh from Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St . In Raleigh, Southeastern Stages arrives at Raleigh .

    An average trip on Southeastern Stages from Atlanta to Raleigh takes 11 hours and 43 minutes , while the fastest available Southeastern Stages trip will get you to Raleigh in 8 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Southeastern Stages offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Raleigh.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 355 miles from Atlanta to Raleigh. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Raleigh at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Atlanta to Raleigh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Atlanta to Raleigh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Atlanta to Raleigh; ticket prices start at $57.00.

City Information

Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

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 Atlanta?

Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St - ATLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

All bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

  • MARTA Civic Center

Where does the bus arrive in Raleigh?

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 2210 Capital Blvd

The Bus Terminal on Capital Blvd connects Raleigh to other major cities via bus routes on Greyhound and Southeastern Stages. Popular routes from this station head to Atlanta, New York City, and Washington, DC. Restrooms and a snack bar are available within the station, along with a comfortable seating area. Although the bus terminal is about 2 miles northeast of downtown, local public transit stops right outside the station provide easy access to the rest of Raleigh.

All bus stations in Raleigh:

  • Bus Terminal - 2210 Capital Blvd

  • Raleigh

  • 3700 New Bern Ave

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