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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Charlotte to Atlanta. Traveling by bus from Charlotte to Atlanta usually takes around 5 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance226 mi (364 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price$35.49
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Charlotte to Atlanta

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Jason

March 30, 2022- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: The cleanliness of the bus was acceptable. Punctuality. Cons: We don't need to be wearing those masks.

Pros: The cleanliness of the bus was acceptable. Punctuality. Cons: We don't need to be wearing those masks.

5.0

LEONARDO

October 7, 2021- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Salió a tiempo y llegó a tiempo. El bus estaba cómodo. Cons: Mejor comunicación al comprar el tiquete e informar en dónde se debe esperar y cómo reconocer el bus. Tips: Compre por internet.

Pros: Salió a tiempo y llegó a tiempo. El bus estaba cómodo. Cons: Mejor comunicación al comprar el tiquete e informar en dónde se debe esperar y cómo reconocer el bus. Tips: Compre por internet.

4.0

Linda

May 13, 2021

Greyhound

Pros: that i had my own seat and they made 1 bathroom stop. Cons: the bathroom and clean the floors and garbage off the bus before we get on... Tips: bring a sweater of blanket it gets cold on the bus.

Pros: that i had my own seat and they made 1 bathroom stop. Cons: the bathroom and clean the floors and garbage off the bus before we get on... Tips: bring a sweater of blanket it gets cold on the bus.

5.0

Elizabeth

December 12, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: Was late but we made it on time to Atlanta. Cons: A better bus station so you will not be wet when it rains. Tips: No.

Pros: Was late but we made it on time to Atlanta. Cons: A better bus station so you will not be wet when it rains. Tips: No.

5.0

Faith

October 7, 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: It was what I expected. Cons: The bathroom odor. Tips: Bring wipes.

Pros: It was what I expected. Cons: The bathroom odor. Tips: Bring wipes.

How much is a bus ticket from Charlotte to Atlanta?

$40.13 is the average price of a bus ticket from Charlotte to Atlanta. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

$61$41$20SepOct

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Charlotte to Atlanta is expected to range from $44 to $60. If you are looking to travel to Atlanta within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $51. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $44 and can be found on October 21, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$68$55$41$27$14ONDJFMAMJJAS

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in August. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $48 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Charlotte to Atlanta in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $64 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$102$82$61$41$203020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$25.07 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Charlotte to Atlanta?

There are 3 bus lines from Charlotte to Atlanta available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, Greyhound 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
FlixBus US24h 58m$41.16
Greyhound65h 55m$55.78
PandaNY Bus44h 8m$136.56
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 2 trips per day from Charlotte to Atlanta, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 6 bus trips from Charlotte to Atlanta every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 55 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Atlanta usually start from $42.

  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Charlotte to Atlanta, with prices starting from $137.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Charlotte to Atlanta during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Charlotte to Atlanta?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 46 minutes to cover the 364 kilometers from Charlotte to Atlanta. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 40 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Atlanta at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Charlotte?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Charlotte to Atlanta, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Charlotte to Atlanta every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Charlotte to Atlanta without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Charlotte to Atlanta; ticket prices start at $68.28.

City Information

Charlotte

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.

Atlanta

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Charlotte?

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Main departure station: 518 W 4Th St

The bus station at 518 W 4th St in Charlotte welcomes travelers on journeys to destinations including New York City, Washington, DC, and Atlanta. Both Greyhound and Jefferson Lines bus services operate from this station, and available inside the station are restrooms, an ATM, and vending machines. Downtown Charlotte is within a few minutes’ walk, including Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. For those continuing their travels from Charlotte by train, the bus station is just 2 miles from Charlotte’s Amtrak station.

All bus stations in Charlotte:

  • 518 W 4Th St

  • 419 E 7th St

  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr

Where does the bus arrive in Atlanta?

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Main arrival station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

Bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

  • MARTA Civic Center

  • 211 Peachtree St. SW

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