All the Places You Can Visit from Charlotte for Less Than $20

Cheap bus and train travel from Charlotte.

There are so many destinations you can visit for really cheap from Charlotte. For less than $20, you can travel to 9 cities in three different states. If you plan ahead, you can even score those elusive $1 deals and earn bragging rights as a master budget traveler. 

We found some sweet southern hotspots you can travel to by bus from Charlotte including Durham and Greensboro in North Carolina, as well as Richmond, VA.

So, hurry up and check out the lists below to pick a destination that’s been on your bucket list and plan a trip because now you can do it for really cheap. We’ve filtered out only destinations for which the average lowest price is below $20, and we’ve also marked the routes for which there are $1 deals available.

If you don’t see the destination you’d like to visit, don’t worry, you can check out our Explore page to find new places to visit from Charlotte.


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Charlotte to Athens $11.21


Route $1 Deals? Cheapest Avg. Price
Charlotte to Richmond $13.53

What is Cheapest Average Price?

The cheapest average price is the average amount of all of the cheapest bus or train prices available on Wanderu for a certain route over a 30-day period.

Bus and train carriers utilize what is known as dynamic pricing to determine ticket prices. That means that when a specific trip goes on sale (usually within four to six weeks prior to the trip date), tickets for that particular bus or train start at a certain low price and then get more expensive the more tickets are sold for that trip.

The cheapest average price may vary according to availability and carrier changes. 

How to score the $1 deals

For certain routes, some bus carriers offer a starting ticket price of $1. That’s usually the price for the first couple of bookings for a bus that was just released for sale. Therefore, the earlier you book your trip, the higher chance you have of scoring a $1 deal.

However, if a bus sells out and the carrier decides to add another bus for the same date and time to meet the high demand, then the pricing cycle is reset, giving you the chance to score a $1 ticket at the last minute.

At Wanderu, we always bring you the best available deals out there and we’ve got even more tips to help you score really cheap bus tickets.

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Staffo Dobrev

Staffo Dobrev

Having lived in some of the greatest cities in the world, Staffo has always had a soft spot for travel and adventures. Instead of hitting the usual tourist attractions, though, Staffo prefers to make friends with local people and check out fun places and activities that are not in the travel books.

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