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Distance between Louisburg and Chapel Hill

Driving non-stop from Louisburg to Chapel Hill

How far is Chapel Hill from Louisburg? Here's the quick answer if you drive this relatively short distance without making any stops.

Nonstop drive: 57 miles or 92 km

Driving time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Even though you can drive this distance straight through, it might be more interesting to stop along the way. You can scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.

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Flying non-stop from Louisburg to Chapel Hill

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Louisburg, North Carolina and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 44 miles or 71 km

Flight time: 35 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 13 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.3x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/2th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination.

Louisburg to Chapel Hill road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Chapel Hill, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 1.5 hours on the road


Start in Louisburg.

Drive for about 13 minutes, then stop at Triangle North Executive and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 26 minutes then stop at Durham Bulls Field and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 22 minutes then stop at William B. Umstead State Park and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 15 minutes then stop at Research Triangle Park and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 21 minutes then stop at Top of the Hill and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 5 minutes and arrive in Chapel Hill.

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Plan a trip to Chapel Hill

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Chapel Hill. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Chapel Hill like Top of the Hill. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Chapel Hill like Wedding Afterparty. Click the button below to explore Chapel Hill in detail.

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Chapel Hill to Louisburg, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Louisburg, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Louisburg!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 57 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 10 minutes
flight distance is 44 miles
flight time of 35 minutes
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