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New York to Charlotte bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$76.09
Fastest time11h 15m
Trips per day9
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Charlotte 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from New York to Charlotte?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $76.09 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Charlotte. Buses from Charlotte to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $76.09 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 14 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $35.03 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 12 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 531 miles (855 kilometers) from New York, NY to Charlotte, NC. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 15 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from New York to Charlotte for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Charlotte every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 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 New York to Charlotte; ticket prices start at $128.08.

What bus companies travel from New York to Charlotte?

There are 3 bus lines from New York, New York to Charlotte, North Carolina. With 5 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
Greyhound518h 28m$101.46
PandaNY Bus211h 23m$76.09
Wanda Coach211h 48m$76.09

Book Greyhound from New York to Charlotte from $95. There are 5 Greyhound schedules from New York to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay $101 for a Greyhound ticket to Charlotte. In New York, Greyhound departs to Charlotte from Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station. In Charlotte, Greyhound arrives at 518 W 4Th St and no other station. An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Charlotte takes 18 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Charlotte in 11 hours and 15 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay $101 for a weekend getaway trip to Charlotte.

Book PandaNY Bus from New York to Charlotte from $76. There are 2 PandaNY Bus schedules from New York to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay $76 for a PandaNY Bus ticket to Charlotte. In New York, PandaNY Bus departs to Charlotte from 19 Allen St and no other station. In Charlotte, PandaNY Bus arrives at 3301-400 Freedom Dr and no other station. An average trip on PandaNY Bus from New York to Charlotte takes 11 hours and 23 minutes, while the fastest available PandaNY Bus trip will get you to Charlotte in 11 hours and 15 minutes, On weekends, PandaNY Bus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $76 for a weekend getaway trip to Charlotte.

Book Wanda Coach from New York to Charlotte from $76. There are 2 Wanda Coach schedules from New York to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay $76 for a Wanda Coach ticket to Charlotte. In New York, Wanda Coach departs to Charlotte from 103 Canal St and no other station. In Charlotte, Wanda Coach arrives at 4127 Glenwood Dr and no other station. An average trip on Wanda Coach from New York to Charlotte takes 11 hours and 48 minutes, while the fastest available Wanda Coach trip will get you to Charlotte in 11 hours and 15 minutes, On weekends, Wanda Coach offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $76 for a weekend getaway trip to Charlotte.

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

Buses to Charlotte leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 19 Allen St
  • 103 Canal St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Charlotte?

Buses arrive in Charlotte at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Charlotte, North Carolina:

  • 518 W 4Th St
  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr
  • 4127 Glenwood Dr

Price trends for buses from New York to Charlotte

Average prices by travel date

$95$63$32MarMar

Monthly average prices

$95$76$57$38$19AMJJASONDJFM

Prices as travel date approaches

$127$101$76$51$253020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Charlotte, NC

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Michael

November 10, 2019 - Regular commuter

PandaNY Bus

Pros: It was safe and on time. Cons: You guys are doing a fine job. Tips: I recommend your company to travel with. Pros: It was safe and on time. Cons: You guys are doing a fine job. Tips: I recommend your company to travel with.

4.0

Amare

October 18, 2019 - Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Descent leg room from where I was sitting. And making stops at rest stop which enable to use the bathroom and stretch ours legs. Greatly appreciate that. Cons: Modernizing the bus to a more up to date version. Pros: Descent leg room from where I was sitting. And making stops at rest stop which enable to use the bathroom and stretch ours legs. Greatly appreciate that. Cons: Modernizing the bus to a more up to date version.

5.0

Lydia

October 12, 2019 - Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Pros: I Ike that we arrived on time or earlier than schedule. Cons: The cushions on the seats. Tips: Great company to travel with. Pros: I Ike that we arrived on time or earlier than schedule. Cons: The cushions on the seats. Tips: Great company to travel with.

5.0

Simcha Lorraine B.

September 1, 2019 - Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Pros: It is an efficient bus service that achieves the purpose of passengers. Cons: The driver should not laugh aloud when passengers are sleeping. It is disturbing. Tips: Fast service Nobody said anything about wifi. Pros: It is an efficient bus service that achieves the purpose of passengers. Cons: The driver should not laugh aloud when passengers are sleeping. It is disturbing. Tips: Fast service Nobody said anything about wifi.

3.0

Jacqueline

July 31, 2019 - Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: It smelled like old pee the entire time and it was way to cold. Cons: Fix the A/C, clean the bathrooms. Pros: It smelled like old pee the entire time and it was way to cold. Cons: Fix the A/C, clean the bathrooms.

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