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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Charlotte. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Charlotte usually takes around 9 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest CoachRun bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance330 mi (530 km)
Shortest duration7h 15m
Cheapest price$20.41
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington to Charlotte

(Based on 20 ratings and reviews)




November 17, 2023- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: Trip was good for the price. Cons: Enforce assigned seat policy. Tips: Assigned seat policy is not enforced.



November 5, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: On time, got me there safely and back. Cons: Seats a little uncomfortable, repair torn seats. But ok. Tips: Nice option for traveling.



January 16, 2023- Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Safe and sound. Cons: Be on time arriving.



August 31, 2022- Regular commuter

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Experienced drivers. Cons: The driver doesn't announce bus stations, sometimes announces to himself as if every passenger was on the same seat with him. I even had to bring him attention to it. Tips: Someone went into the toilet and was smoking for about 30 minutes. That was so discomforting to me and other passengers at the rear.



August 3, 2022- Regular commuter

PandaNY Bus

Pros: The drive checked his manifest to note the number of passengers that will drop off at any bus station. I made sure he repeated the name of the city so as wake those sleeping. This the best thing to do. I have missed my drop off stations twice because the driver will just mention the station and never cared whether he was heard by all or not. By this new approach I won't miss my station again. Cons: The drive attitude when asked simple questions by customer. They seem aggressive no matter how polite the passenger was. Tips: Other travelers seem believe that if the bus is not full, they have the right to accept or reject another passenger sitting on next seat.

How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to Charlotte?

$72.00 is the average price of a bus ticket from Washington DC to Charlotte. Any tickets cheaper than $72.00 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to Charlotte is expected to range from $76 to $101. If you are looking to travel to Charlotte within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $76. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $76 and can be found on May 31, 2024.

Monthly average prices

If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Washington DC to Charlotte, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $74. However, taking the bus from Washington DC to Charlotte during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $101. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 8 days in advance to save $31.75 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Charlotte?

There are 5 bus lines from Washington DC to Charlotte available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 10 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CoachRun17h 48m$80.74
FlixBus US108h 42m$68.86
Greyhound510h 43m$60.39
Megabus18h 10m$53.24
Wanda Coach37h 45m$136.16
  • Book CoachRun from Washington to Charlotte from $61. There are 1 CoachRun schedules from Washington to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to Charlotte. In Washington, CoachRun departs to Charlotte from 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE and no other station. In Charlotte, CoachRun arrives at 3302 Queen City Dr and no other station.

    An average trip on CoachRun from Washington to Charlotte takes 7 hours and 48 minutes , while the fastest available CoachRun trip will get you to Charlotte in 7 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, CoachRun offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Charlotte.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 10 trips per day from Washington to Charlotte, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 5 bus trips from Washington to Charlotte every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 43 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Charlotte usually start from $20.

  • Book Megabus from Washington to Charlotte from $27. There are 1 Megabus schedules from Washington to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Charlotte. In Washington, Megabus departs to Charlotte from Union Station and no other station. In Charlotte, Megabus arrives at Arrowood Light Rail Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Washington to Charlotte takes 8 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Charlotte in 7 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Charlotte.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 3 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $136 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Washington and Charlotte.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 530 kilometers from Washington DC to Charlotte. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 15 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Charlotte, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Charlotte every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 18 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Charlotte, NC; ticket prices start at $62.63.

City Information

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.


A mecca for fans of speed in general and for NASCAR in particular, Charlotte is a burgeoning urban center that still retains its southern charm. Even if you are not a hardcore fan of NASCAR, it is still worth taking the time to check it out. Housing more than just plaques dedicated to legendary drivers, the museum also features high-tech exhibits, as well as racing simulators to keep you enthralled. If cars are not your thing, the bustling Uptown area, which houses the city’s top museums such as Discovery Place or Mint Museum Uptown, will offer a day’s worth of interesting facts to enjoy. When you wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of Uptown, Freedom Park, located about three miles north of the city center, provides a natural refuge where you can recover.

Charlotte’s food scene is brimming with life, as modernized Southern staples take the city by storm. Perhaps the best place to enjoy the tastiest Southern dishes in town is at Price’s Chicken Coop. If you are looking to enjoy some fine barbecues, Midwood Smokehouse or Noble Smoke might have what you need.

Charlotte’s busiest bus station is at W 4th St in the heart of the city, offering bus trips by several carriers like Greyhound and Jefferson Lines to other cities such as Richmond or New York. The city is served by three Amtrak lines: the Crescent, the Carolinian, and the Piedmont. Travelers can catch these trains at the station on Tryon St in Lockwood. The main airport of the city is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is the sixth-busiest airport in the country. It is located 6 miles from the city center.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main departure station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • 2230 New York Ave NE

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Charlotte?

Main arrival station: 419 E 7th St

Buses arrive in Charlotte at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Charlotte:

  • 419 E 7th St

  • 518 W 4Th St

  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr

  • 4127 Glenwood Dr

  • 3302 Queen City Dr

  • Arrowood Light Rail Station

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