Greensboro to Chapel Hill Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $10
Fastest Way Bus — 1h 0min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 6 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — train, bus and by car
Distance 43 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak
$29 · 1h 8min · 13 lb of CO2
+2 more options
$10 · 1h 0min · 6 lb of CO2
Greensboro to Durham
+1 more option
$6 · 1h 3min · 13 lb of CO2
Greensboro to Chapel Hill

Drive from Greensboro to Chapel Hill

It's 43 miles between Greensboro to Chapel Hill. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 3min and 1h 7min from Greensboro to Chapel Hill under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 10min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Chapel Hill 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 $5.

What is the best way to travel from Greensboro to Chapel Hill?

The are 4 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Greensboro to Chapel Hill. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Greensboro towards Durham, as it is the cheapest to Chapel Hill. It's common to find tickets for as low as $9. Greyhound operates from Greensboro to Chapel Hill, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Greensboro to Chapel Hill?

The trip to Chapel Hill is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from Greensboro. The cheapest way to get from Greensboro to Chapel Hill is $10 and the quickest way takes just 1 hour with the bus. Greyhound offers limited service between Chapel Hill and Greensboro.We recommend booking the trip to Chapel Hill about one week in advance. Though you might be able to find and book a ticket from Greensboro the day of, it is best to do this earlier as to be sure you have a seat to Chapel Hill.

Is the train or the bus better from Greensboro to Chapel Hill NC?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Greensboro to Chapel Hill. 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 Chapel Hill is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Greensboro/Chapel Hill buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Greensboro 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 Greensboro NC and Chapel Hill 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 Greensboro to Chapel Hill? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Greensboro to Chapel Hill?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Greensboro to Chapel Hill is by bus. The bus costs $10 roughly and will take 1 hour.

How much does Amtrak cost from Greensboro to Chapel Hill?

Amtrak costs about $29 between Greensboro and Chapel Hill. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 8 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at GRO Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center, which is 1 miles from Greensboro. Further, once you arrive at DNC Durham Amtrak or you will still have 11 miles to Chapel Hill.

How long does it take from Greensboro to Chapel Hill by car?

The total distance between Greensboro and Chapel Hill is 43 miles and will take you about 1 hour 3 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $6.

Is it cheaper to take the train or the bus from Greensboro to Chapel Hill North Carolina?

The definite answer is that it's likely the bus.  In general, intercity buses have quite a bit of competition amongst themselves.  One bus company is trying to undercut the next, which results in the opportunity for consumers to travel cheap to Chapel Hill.  Furthermore, the buses are also competing with the train.  In this case, the train should cost around $29 to $35 dollars and the bus will likely just cost $10.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Greensboro to Chapel Hill
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Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from Greensboro to Chapel Hill
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Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477

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