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Durham - Richmond Bus Schedule
There are 14 intercity buses per day from Durham to Richmond. Traveling by bus from Durham to Richmond usually takes around 3 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||134 mi (216 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 15m|
|Trips per day||14|
|Most frequent service||Wanda Coach|
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What bus companies travel from Durham to Richmond?
There are 4 bus lines from Durham to Richmond. With 6 daily trips, Wanda Coach usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||1||2h 21m||$13.34|
|PandaNY Bus||5||3h 17m||$60.00|
|Wanda Coach||6||3h 5m||$60.00|
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 3 bus trips from Durham to Richmond every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 8 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Richmond usually start from $39.
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 Durham to Richmond, with prices starting from $60.
Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 6 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 Durham and Richmond.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Durham to Richmond 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 3 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 134 miles from Durham to Richmond. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 15 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?
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Richmond 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Durham?
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Durham to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Durham to Richmond 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 North Carolina to Virginia without transferring.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Durham to Richmond; ticket prices start at $34.00.
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.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Durham?
Buses to Richmond leave from 4 stations in Durham.
Bus stations in Durham:
2918 Guess Rd
Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St
3454 Hillsborough Rd
Where does the bus arrive in Richmond?
Buses arrive in Richmond at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
Bus stations in Richmond:
900 W. Leigh St
Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd
70 North 3rd Street
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