Distance between Raleigh NC and Asheville NC
The distance from Raleigh to Asheville is 246 miles by road including 242 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 3 hours and 52 minutes and goes through Burlington, Winston-Salem, Chapel Hill, Graham, Kernersville, Clemmons and Statesville.
|Shortest distance by air||220 mi ✈️|
|Car route length||246.1 mi 🚗|
|Driving time||3 h 52 min|
|Fuel amount||8.4 gal|
|Fuel cost||31.7 USD|
|Raleigh||0 mi||00 min||0.0 gal|
US 70 I 40 28 mi, 28 min
|Chapel Hill||28 mi||28 min||0.9 gal|
I 40 24 mi, 21 min
|Graham||52 mi||50 min||1.7 gal|
I 40 7 mi, 06 min
|Burlington||59 mi||57 min||1.8 gal|
I 40 7 mi, 06 min
|Sedalia||66 mi||1 h 04 min||2.2 gal|
I 40 34 mi, 32 min
|Winston-Salem||99 mi||1 h 36 min||3.0 gal|
I 40 12 mi, 11 min
|Clemmons||112 mi||1 h 47 min||3.7 gal|
I 40 33 mi, 29 min
|Statesville||145 mi||2 h 17 min||4.8 gal|
I 40 26 mi, 24 min
|Hickory||171 mi||2 h 41 min||5.8 gal|
I 40 75 mi, 1 h 10 min
|Asheville||246 mi||3 h 51 min||8.2 gal|
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Raleigh to Asheville?
Fuel cost: 31.7 USD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 246.1 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.78 USD / gal)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Raleigh to Asheville?
Driving time: 3 h 52 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
- 52 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 46 min
- 158 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 2 h 26 min
- 17 mi with a maximum speed 60 mph = 16 min
- 15 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 16 min
- 3 mi with a maximum speed 35 mph = 5 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Raleigh to Asheville by land?
The distance between Raleigh and Asheville is 246.1 mi by road including 242.3 mi on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Raleigh and Asheville respectively.
How far is Raleigh to Asheville by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Raleigh and Asheville is 220 mi.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Raleigh and Asheville respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Raleigh from Asheville by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 26 min to cover the distance of 220 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 36 min to flight this distance at average speed of 136 mph.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Raleigh to Asheville?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 1 h 28 min to cover the distance of 220 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 41 min to flight this distance at average speed of 130 mph.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Raleigh and Asheville?
The halfway point between Raleigh and Asheville is Center. It is located about 1 mi from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Center to Raleigh is 125 mi and driving will take about 1 h 58 min. The road between Center and Asheville has length 122 mi and will take approximately 1 h 53 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Raleigh in relation to Asheville?
Raleigh is located 220 mi east of Asheville.
Raleigh has geographic coordinates: latitude 35.7804, longitude -78.6391.
Asheville has geographic coordinates: latitude 35.60094, longitude -82.55402. Click here to see Asheville on map.
Which highway goes from Raleigh to Asheville?
The route from Raleigh to Asheville follows I 40.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
- I 85: 30 mi
- US 70: 8 mi
- US 421: 5 mi
- I 240: 4 mi
- US 220: 2 mi
- US 29: 1 mi
- NC 86 Truck: 1 mi