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Raleigh - Fayetteville Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Raleigh to Fayetteville. Traveling by bus from Raleigh to Fayetteville usually takes around one hour and 21 minutes, but the fastest Southeastern Stages bus can make the trip in just one hour,

Distance52 mi (84 km)
Shortest duration1h 0m
Cheapest price$17.00
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceWanda Coach
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Raleigh to Fayetteville?

Typically $26.07 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Fayetteville. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Raleigh to Fayetteville. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Raleigh to Fayetteville is expected to range from $29 to $30. If you are looking to travel to Fayetteville within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $29. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $29 and can be found on June 27, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Raleigh to Fayetteville by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $26 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $0.54 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Raleigh to Fayetteville?

There are 3 bus lines from Raleigh to Fayetteville available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 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:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound11h 6m$39.79
Southeastern Stages21h 0m$18.19
Wanda Coach41h 28m$30.00
  • Greyhound

    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 performs about 1 bus trips from Raleigh to Fayetteville every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 6 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Fayetteville usually start from $31.

  • Southeastern Stages

    Southeastern Stages

    Founded in 1933, Southeastern Stages has a long legacy of providing safe, reliable bus transportation across the Southeastern U.S. This premier bus service provides routes across Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Southeastern Stages also has one of the largest fleets of ADA compliant coaches and was one of the first to adopt safety features such as advanced collision avoidance technology. Onboard these modern coaches, passengers can enjoy free Wi-Fi, reclining seats, overhead reading lights, and restrooms.

  • 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 $30 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 Raleigh and Fayetteville.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Raleigh to Fayetteville 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 Raleigh to Fayetteville?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 21 minutes to cover the 52 miles from Raleigh to Fayetteville. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Fayetteville 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, 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 Raleigh?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Raleigh to Fayetteville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Fayetteville are there per day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Raleigh to Fayetteville 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 Raleigh to Fayetteville without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Raleigh to Fayetteville; ticket prices start at $20.00.

City Information

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.

Fayetteville

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Fayetteville is a charming North Carolina city with much to discover. Military history is prominent in Fayetteville, since it’s the home of Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the world. It’s also where Babe Ruth gained the moniker "Babe" when he made his first home run as a professional athlete.

A trip to Fayetteville is sure to be a home run for you, too. The Airborne and Special Operations Museum is a popular attraction, filled with extensive exhibits about United States military history. The North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center and the nearby Arsenal Park provide a deeper dive into the Civil War era.

Stop and smell the flowers at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, a gorgeous showcase of more than 2,000 plants, or hike along the Cape Fear River Trail.

Limited flights are available through Fayetteville Regional Airport, but you can travel to more cities from Raleigh Durham International Airport, about 60 miles away. Taking the train is convenient because of its direct service to Fayetteville on Amtrak's Silver Service or the Amtrak Palmetto. Plus, several national and regional bus carriers run routes to and from Fayetteville, including Greyhound, FlixBus US, Southeastern Stages, and Wanda Coach.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Raleigh?

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Main departure 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

  • 1298 Buck Jones Rd (Citgo Gas Station)

  • 2708 S Saunders St

Where does the bus arrive in Fayetteville?

Main arrival station: 101 S. Eastern Blvd

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Fayetteville.

All bus stations in Fayetteville:

  • 101 S. Eastern Blvd

  • Fast Transit Center - 505 Franklin St

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