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Buses from Baltimore to Raleigh

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Baltimore to Raleigh. Traveling by bus from Baltimore to Raleigh usually takes around 5 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance267 mi (429 km)
Shortest duration4h 50m
Cheapest price$60.00
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceWanda Coach
Bus lines2

Price trends for buses from Baltimore to Raleigh

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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What bus companies travel from Baltimore to Raleigh?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Baltimore to Raleigh. Of these two carriers, Wanda Coach usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
PandaNY Bus45h 51m$60.00
Wanda Coach45h 58m$60.00
  • 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 Baltimore to Raleigh, with prices starting from $60.

  • 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 $60 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 Baltimore and Raleigh.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Baltimore 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 267 miles from Baltimore to Raleigh. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 50 minutes. 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.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Raleigh. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 Baltimore?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Baltimore to Raleigh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Baltimore 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 Maryland to North Carolina without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Baltimore to Raleigh; ticket prices start at $53.50.

City Information

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

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 Baltimore?

Departure stations

Baltimore has two bus stations with service to Raleigh.

Bus stations in Baltimore:

  • 1200 Ponca Street

Where does the bus arrive in Raleigh?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Raleigh at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Raleigh:

  • 1298 Buck Jones Rd (Citgo Gas Station)

  • 2708 S Saunders St

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