Travel from Atlanta to Durham

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$26 | 9h 48min Flight$266 | 5h 35min Bus53 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$26
    11h 37min · 65 lb of CO2
  2. Train$223
    1d 2h 52min · 293 lb of CO2
  3. Flight$266
    5h 35min · 502 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$47
    6h 7min · 70 lb of CO2

Atlanta to Durham Buses

bus tickets from Atlanta to Durham

$55 · 11h 37min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $55
Travel Duration
11h 37min

bus tickets from Marietta to Durham

$72 · 9h 54min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $72
Travel Duration
9h 54min

bus tickets from Norcross to Durham

$69 · 9h 25min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $69
Travel Duration
9h 25min

bus tickets from Atlanta to Raleigh

$26 · 9h 48min

Bus to Raleigh

Southeastern StagesSoutheastern Stages Atlanta to Raleigh
Bus Tickets
About $60
Travel Duration
13h 0min
GreyhoundGreyhound Atlanta to Raleigh
Bus Tickets
About $26
Travel Duration
9h 48min
Turimex InternacionalTurimex Internacional Atlanta to Raleigh
Bus Tickets
About $62
Travel Duration
10h 50min

Atlanta to Durham Trains

train tickets from Atlanta to Durham

$223 · 1d 2h 52min
AmtrakAmtrak ATL train to DNC
Train Tickets
About $223
Travel Duration
1d 2h 52min
Atlanta - ATL
Amtrak from ATL to NYPAmtrak · 17h 9minCrescent
New York City - NYP
Amtrak from NYP to DNCAmtrak · 9h 42minPiedmont
Durham - DNC

train tickets from Atlanta to Cary

$225 · 1d 3h 2min
AmtrakAmtrak ATL train to CYN
Train Tickets
About $225
Travel Duration
1d 3h 2min
Atlanta - ATL
Amtrak from ATL to NYPAmtrak · 17h 9minCrescent
New York City - NYP
Amtrak from NYP to CYNAmtrak · 9h 52minSilver Star
Cary - CYN

train tickets from Atlanta to Raleigh

$224 · 1d 2h 57min
AmtrakAmtrak ATL train to RGH
Train Tickets
About $224
Travel Duration
1d 2h 57min
Atlanta - ATL
Amtrak from ATL to NYPAmtrak · 17h 9minCrescent
New York City - NYP
Amtrak from NYP to RGHAmtrak · 9h 47minSilver Star
Raleigh - RGH

Atlanta to Durham Flights

bus tickets from ATL to RDU

$266 · 5h 35min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $266
Travel Duration
5h 35min

Drive from Atlanta to Durham

Driving from Atlanta to Durham

$47 · 6h 7min

It's 348 miles between Atlanta to Durham. On a typical day, it might take between 6h 7min and 6h 25min from Atlanta to Durham under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 6h 44min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Durham by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $46.

Our recommendation to Durham

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Atlanta to Durham?

On your trip from Atlanta to Durham, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Atlanta to Durham NC - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Atlanta to Durham. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Durham is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Atlanta/Durham buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Atlanta is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Atlanta GA and Durham during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Atlanta to Durham? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Durham traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Durham is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Atlanta to Durham?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Atlanta to Durham is by bus. The bus costs $26 roughly and will take 9 hours 48 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Atlanta to Durham?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Atlanta area and Durham, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 2 hours 52 minutes. We recommend catching the train at ATL Atlanta Amtrak, which is about 4 miles from Atlanta. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NYP New York City.

How long does it take from Atlanta to Durham by car?

The total distance between Atlanta and Durham is 348 miles and will take you about 6 hours 7 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $47.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from Atlanta to Durham
Greyhound
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from Atlanta to Durham
Amtrak
Train company
19015 routes
Turimex Internacional from Atlanta to Durham
Turimex Internacional
Bus company
376 routes
Southeastern Stages from Atlanta to Durham
Southeastern Stages
Bus company
25 routes