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Raleigh - Winston-Salem Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Raleigh to Winston-Salem. Traveling by bus from Raleigh to Winston-Salem usually takes around 2 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in 2 hours,

Distance93 mi (149 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price$17.00
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Raleigh to Winston-Salem?

Typically $20.19 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Winston-Salem. At this price a bus trip is a cheap way to travel from Raleigh to Winston-Salem. 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

$30$20$10JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Raleigh to Winston-Salem is expected to range from $18 to $27. If you are looking to travel to Winston-Salem within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $20. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $18 and can be found on July 19, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Raleigh to Winston-Salem 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 $19 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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $12.39 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Raleigh to Winston-Salem?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Raleigh to Winston-Salem that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound42h 38m$21.49
Tornado Bus12h 0m$88.25
  • 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 4 bus trips from Raleigh to Winston-Salem every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 38 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Winston-Salem usually start from $17.

  • 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. For Tornado travel from Raleigh to Winston-Salem, Tornado operates 1 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $88.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Raleigh to Winston-Salem 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 Winston-Salem?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 93 miles from Raleigh to Winston-Salem. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours. 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?

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Winston-Salem. 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Winston-Salem, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Raleigh?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Raleigh to Winston-Salem, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Raleigh to Winston-Salem 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 Winston-Salem without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Raleigh to Winston-Salem; 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.

Winston-Salem

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Ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States, Winston-Salem resulted from the merging of two separate towns in 1913.

The city's oldest and most visually arresting areas are found in what was once simply Salem, a town with a history going back to 1753. You can admire many of the original Moravian-style buildings at Old Salem Museums & Gardens and in the historic districts of West End and Ardmore.

Downtown also has some notable structures, including 100 North Main Street – the tallest office building in the region.

Meanwhile, the main strip when it comes to nightlife is Fourth Street, where bars and restaurants see a steady stream of patrons until long after dark. The presence of no less than six higher education institutions in the city ensures the scene remains fresh and vibrant.

Winston-Salem can be reached from over 175 other U.S. cities. Daily buses depart and arrive from the city's three bus terminals throughout the day, with destinations that include Raleigh, Richmond, and New York City. In addition, Amtrak operates passenger train services via the station at High Point. Its three lines span the region from New York to New Orleans.

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

  • Tornado Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Winston-Salem?

Main arrival station: Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Winston-Salem.

All bus stations in Winston-Salem:

  • Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

  • Tienda Mexican El Crystal

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