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Bus Route Overview: Washington DC to Charlotte

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Charlotte. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Charlotte usually takes around 8 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance330 mi (530 km)
Shortest duration7h 10m
Cheapest price€49.16
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington to Charlotte

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Maduabuchukwu

3 August 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 ...

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.

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5.0

Emmanuel

16 January 2022- Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Timely customer service response

Timely customer service response

5.0

Deddeh

3 January 2020- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: Be on time. Cons: For me nothing. Tips: Not yet.

Pros: Be on time. Cons: For me nothing. Tips: Not yet.

4.0

Eleni

17 December 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: It was on time. Cons: The bus spelled like piss and it was too hot.

Pros: It was on time. Cons: The bus spelled like piss and it was too hot.

5.0

William

13 November 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: ✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾. Cons: 🤔🤔🤔. Tips: 🎶🎶🎶.

Pros: ✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾. Cons: 🤔🤔🤔. Tips: 🎶🎶🎶.

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

The average price for a bus ticket to Charlotte is €76.58, Considering the long distance nature of this route, the pricier average ticket price is still a great deal to get from Washington DC to Charlotte. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

€103€69€34AugAug

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to Charlotte is expected to range from €75 to €89. If you are looking to travel to Charlotte within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €79. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €75 and can be found on 9 September 2022.

Monthly average prices

€74€59€44€30€15SONDJFMAMJJA

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €57 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to Charlotte in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €70 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

€98€79€59€39€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 6 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €13.15 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Charlotte?

There are 4 bus lines from Washington DC to Charlotte 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 US27h 53m€54.65
Greyhound610h 56m€68.13
PandaNY Bus47h 28m€98.34
Wanda Coach37h 45m€96.07
  • 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 Washington to Charlotte, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 Washington to Charlotte every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 56 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Charlotte usually start from €53.

  • 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 Washington to Charlotte, with prices starting from €98.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    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 €59 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

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington 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.

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 Washington to Charlotte?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 530 kilometers from Washington DC to Charlotte. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 10 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Charlotte, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Charlotte every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 13 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; ticket prices start at €72.77.

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, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

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

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.

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

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

  • 3355 Benning Rd NE

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

Where does the bus arrive in Charlotte?

519 W 4Th St - CLTUSJFL-0

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Main arrival 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.

Bus stations in Charlotte:

  • 518 W 4Th St

  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr

  • 4127 Glenwood Dr

  • 419 E 7th St

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