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Bus Route Overview: Charlotte to Washington DC

There are 15 intercity buses per day from Charlotte to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Charlotte to Washington DC usually takes around 9 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance330 mi (530 km)
Shortest duration7h 15m
Cheapest price€43.57
Trips per day15
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Charlotte to Washington

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Jarvis

27 October 2019- Business

Greyhound

Pros: Bus rides were over night, little to no traffic, arrived early to DC. Cons: bus was kept cold, but we understand the reasons given. seats are a little stiff, but can still fall asleep in them. Tips: very quick and easy ride. definitely take advantage on getting o...

Pros: Bus rides were over night, little to no traffic, arrived early to DC. Cons: bus was kept cold, but we understand the reasons given. seats are a little stiff, but can still fall asleep in them. Tips: very quick and easy ride. definitely take advantage on getting on and off the bus at stops.

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4.0

Fatoumata

1 September 2019- Vacation

Megabus

Everything

Everything

5.0

Zanja

27 June 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: Less stops than expected, yet enough time between stops to refresh. Cons: Handwipes in the restroom would be a good addition. Tips: Be on time.

Pros: Less stops than expected, yet enough time between stops to refresh. Cons: Handwipes in the restroom would be a good addition. Tips: Be on time.

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

€80.29 is the average price of a bus ticket from Charlotte to Washington DC. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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

€99€66€33JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Charlotte to Washington DC is expected to range from €80 to €91. If you are looking to travel to Washington DC within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €80. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €80 and can be found on 27 June 2022.

Monthly average prices

€71€57€43€28€14JASONDJFMAMJ

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 €55 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Charlotte to Washington DC in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €61 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

€95€76€57€38€193020100

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 5 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €10.00 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Charlotte to Washington DC?

There are 4 bus lines from Charlotte to Washington DC available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. 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
FlixBus US28h 18m€52.24
Greyhound510h 39m€73.42
PandaNY Bus47h 47m€94.73
Wanda Coach49h 23m€94.73
  • 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 Washington, 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 5 bus trips from Charlotte to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 39 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from €54.

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  • 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 Washington, with prices starting from €95.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 4 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from €95 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 Charlotte and Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Charlotte to Washington 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 Washington?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 530 kilometers from Charlotte to Washington DC. 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.

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

Because many passengers travel from Charlotte to Washington DC at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Charlotte to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Charlotte to Washington DC 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 Washington DC without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Charlotte to Washington DC; ticket prices start at €70.10.

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.

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.

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

  • 4127 Glenwood Dr

  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr

  • 419 E 7th St

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