Distance from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC

Distance

262 mi

Time

5 hours 6 mins

Gas Cost

$19 - $36

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There are 233.30 miles from Washington to Raleigh in southwest direction and 262 miles (421.65 kilometers) by car, following the I-95 route.

Washington and Raleigh are 5 hours 6 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

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

Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC are in the same time zone (Eastern Daylight Time). Current time in both locations is 3:18 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 12.12 gallons of gas to cover the route between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Washington to Raleigh is $30.30.

During the route, an average car will release 237.46 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC

If you want to meet halfway between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 37.204399 and -77.443176, or 37º 12' 15.8364" N, 77º 26' 35.4336" W. This location is 130.90 miles away from Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC and it would take approximately 2 hours 33 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 131.58 miles from Washington, DC and 130.69 miles from Raleigh, NC. It would take 2 hours 38 mins to go from Washington to Ettrick and 2 hours 33 mins to go from Raleigh to Ettrick.

Major City Closest to Halfway Point

The major city closest to the halfway point between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC is Richmond, VA, situated 106.88 miles from Washington, DC and 154.11 miles from Raleigh, NC. It would take 2 hours 7 mins to go from Washington to Richmond and 3 hours 2 mins to go from Raleigh to Richmond.

Major Cities Along the Route

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


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Weather in Washington and Raleigh

Washington

Rain on Tuesday and next Sunday, with temperatures falling to 59°F next Sunday.

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Partly cloudy day Fog Rain Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day
77° 51° 76° 61° 73° 59° 62° 50° 60° 43°
6% Rain probability 22% Rain probability 97% Rain probability 14% Rain probability 8% Rain probability
4 139 degrees 8 149 degrees 7 182 degrees 7 294 degrees 5 275 degrees

Raleigh

Rain tomorrow through next Sunday, with temperatures falling to 59°F next Sunday.

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Partly cloudy day Rain Rain Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day
80° 54° 77° 62° 74° 59° 61° 47° 63° 42°
7% Rain probability 59% Rain probability 97% Rain probability 15% Rain probability 0% Rain probability
3 115 degrees 10 135 degrees 8 211 degrees 7 297 degrees 4 275 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 233.30 mi 375.46 km 202.73 nautical mi
Driving distance 262 mi 421.65 km 227.67 nautical mi

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