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About Charlottesville

Lovingly called Mr. Jefferson’s City by locals, Charlottesville is one of Virginia's best destinations with plenty of interesting attractions to draw in not only fans of history but also of arts and culture. The prime attraction of the city is the famous estate of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello. This 5000-acre mansion is an architectural masterpiece that combines Parisian and Italian elements, giving you a day’s worth of exploration. For those looking for a more idyllic landscape, try Carter Mountain Orchard, which offers apple-picking sessions as well. The University of Charlottesville is also a must-not-miss destination. As the only university in the U.S. to be designated a World Heritage Site, it offers interesting insights into the history of education of the country.

Charlottesville’s wines are famous around the country, and the Monticello Wine Trail is perfect for trying out the best wines that the region has to offer. For an amazing dinner experience, C & O Restaurant, which has been in business since 1976, will be a great choice.

The city’s busiest bus stop is the Greyhound bus stop located downtown at 310 W Main St. For trains, head over to the nearby Amtrak train station, also on W Main St. Charlottesville is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal, Crescent and Northeast Regional lines. The city’s main airport is the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, 8 miles from the city.

Station Information

The bus station at 105 Ridge Street serves Greyhound and Jefferson Lines buses which travel through Charlottesville. Bus service is available to travel to cities like Richmond, Washington, DC, and New York. Inside the station, amenities include restrooms and vending machines for convenient snacks before your trip. Within a few minutes’ walk, though, you can grab a fresh meal from one of the many restaurants and cafes on Main Street. The station is ideally located between downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia campus a few blocks to the west. The Amtrak train station is also a short 10-minute walk from the bus station, so it is easy to transfer to continued travels by train.

Popular bus stations in Charlottesville:

  • Charlottesville Un Station

What bus companies travel to Charlottesville, Virginia?

Located in Virginia, Charlottesville is accessible by bus from one other city. There is only one bus to Charlottesville per day, operated by Greyhound, but Wanderu will help you book that ticket for the lowest possible price.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Charlottesville are also available..

Bus companies serving Charlottesville

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1811d 1h 30m€180.02
Greyhound912h 19m€66.57
  • 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.

  • 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 buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

Which bus service has the best service to Charlottesville?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Charlottesville by bus with Megabus giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Megabus had the most comfortable bus service to Charlottesville taking into account the seats and amenities that Megabus offers. They rate Megabus a 5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Charlottesville punctually, travelers suggest that Megabus has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Charlottesville, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€18.28 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Charlottesville, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Charlottesville. In the last month, buses from Richmond to Charlottesville had the lowest average price at €19.12.

The main bus station in Charlottesville is Charlottesville Un Station. As the busiest station, it has the most bus arrivals, although some buses may make other stops in and around Charlottesville.

The closest airport to Charlottesville is Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO), it is located 7.7 miles from the city center of Charlottesville.
Charlottesville ranks number 22 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 291 in United States. Charlottesville ranks number 18 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Charlottesville via bus service. On average 1 direct daily bus trips serve Charlottesville.
The population of Charlottesville is 46597. Charlottesville ranks number 14 in terms of population in Virginia and number 376 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Charlottesville range from for a short trip to Charlottesville, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Charlottesville starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Charlottesville can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Charlottesville for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest bus station to the city center of Charlottesville is Charlottesville Un Station, located just 0.8 miles away. Select Charlottesville Un Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Charlottesville. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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