Distance from Raleigh, NC to Alexandria, VA

Distance

256 mi

Time

4 hours 57 mins

Gas Cost

$19 - $37

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There are 226.57 miles from Raleigh to Alexandria in northeast direction and 256 miles (411.99 kilometers) by car, following the US-1 route.

Raleigh and Alexandria are 4 hours 57 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Raleigh, NC to Alexandria, VA. The halfway point is Ettrick, VA.

Raleigh, NC and Alexandria, VA are in the same time zone (Eastern Daylight Time). Current time in both locations is 2:13 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 11.85 gallons of gas to cover the route between Raleigh, NC and Alexandria, VA.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Raleigh to Alexandria is $31.17.

During the route, an average car will release 232.21 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Raleigh, NC and Alexandria, VA

If you want to meet halfway between Raleigh, NC and Alexandria, VA or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 37.195389 and -77.47628, or 37º 11' 43.4004" N, 77º 28' 34.608" W. This location is 128 miles away from Raleigh, NC and Alexandria, VA and it would take approximately 2 hours 28 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest town to the halfway point is Ettrick, VA, situated 130.94 miles from Raleigh, NC and 126.24 miles from Alexandria, VA. It would take 2 hours 33 mins to go from Raleigh to Ettrick and 2 hours 30 mins to go from Alexandria to Ettrick.

Major City Closest to Halfway Point

The major city closest to the halfway point between Raleigh, NC and Alexandria, VA is Richmond, VA, situated 153.95 miles from Raleigh, NC and 102.42 miles from Alexandria, VA. It would take 2 hours 59 mins to go from Raleigh to Richmond and 2 hours 1 min to go from Alexandria to Richmond.

Major Cities Along the Route

Some other major cities along the route include Arlington, VA and Henrico, VA.


Best Hotels In or Near Alexandria, VA

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Weather in Raleigh and Alexandria

Raleigh

No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 75°F on Sunday.

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84° 70° 89° 74° 86° 72° 80° 62° 78° 61°
14% Rain probability 8% Rain probability 5% Rain probability 0% Rain probability 6% Rain probability
10 11 degrees 12 349 degrees 7 346 degrees 5 44 degrees 6 41 degrees

Alexandria

No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 71°F on Saturday.

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15% Rain probability 9% Rain probability 5% Rain probability 0% Rain probability 10% Rain probability
5 50 degrees 7 15 degrees 11 338 degrees 4 325 degrees 7 1 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Raleigh, NC and Alexandria, VA in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 226.57 mi 364.63 km 196.88 nautical mi
Driving distance 256 mi 411.99 km 222.46 nautical mi

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