Travel from Atlanta to Durham

Bus
$26
9h 48min
65 lb of CO2
$
Train
$223
1d 2h 52min
293 lb of CO2
Flight
$266
5h 35min
502 lb of CO2

Atlanta to Durham Flights

There are 1 airports — ATL — that make sense to fly out of from Atlanta and 1 airports — RDU — to access Durham. The best deals are usually found by flying out of ATL.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Durham from Atlanta, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$47
6h 7min
70 lb of CO2

Drive from Atlanta to Durham

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.

What is the best way to travel from Atlanta to Durham?

The are 9 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Atlanta to Durham. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Atlanta towards Raleigh, as it is the cheapest to Durham. It's common to find tickets for as low as $25. Greyhound operates from Atlanta to Durham, so you book your trip with them! 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.

Atlanta to Durham Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $26
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 35min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 53 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 347 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Turimex Internacional, Southeastern Stages

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