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About 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

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The bus station at 518 W 4th St in Charlotte welcomes travelers on journeys to destinations including New York City, Washington, D.C., 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.

Popular bus stations in Charlotte:

  • 518 W 4Th St

  • 419 E 7th St

  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr

  • 4127 Glenwood Dr

  • Charlotte

  • 3302 Queen City Dr

  • 4705 N Tryon St.

  • Arrowood Light Rail Station

What bus companies travel to Charlotte, North Carolina?

Located in North Carolina, Charlotte is accessible by bus from 36 other cities. You can choose from 406 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Charlotte on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

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

Bus companies serving Charlotte

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Tornado Bus19321h 57m$223.83
FlixBus US18616h 10m$104.44
Greyhound12714h 49m$83.56
Barons Bus Lines7716h 28m$109.71
Southeastern Stages248h 4m$88.19
CoachRun116h 21m$48.16
Wanda Coach106h 43m$70.81
Megabus45h 54m$37.96
  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

  • 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.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With affordable prices and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking for travel between cities' Chinatown districts.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Charlotte?

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

Travelers also mentioned that FlixBus US had the most comfortable bus service to Charlotte taking into account the seats and amenities that FlixBus US offers. They rate FlixBus US a 4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

$10.99 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Charlotte, 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 Charlotte. In the last month, buses from Gastonia to Charlotte had the lowest average price at $10.99.

The busiest bus station in Charlotte is 518 W 4Th St. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Charlotte are:

  • 518 W 4Th St
  • 419 E 7th St
  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr
The closest airport to Charlotte is Charlotte Douglas Intl Airport (CLT), it is located 5.7 miles from the city center of Charlotte.
Charlotte is the most popular bus destination in North Carolina. It also ranks number 88 in United States. Charlotte has the most bus connections in the region. There are 202 bus schedules arriving in Charlotte each day.
The population of Charlotte is 827097. Charlotte ranks number 1 in terms of population in North Carolina and number 57 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Charlotte range from $11 for a short trip to Charlotte, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Charlotte starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Charlotte 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 $20.
People who take the bus to Charlotte are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Charlotte easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Charlotte is 419 E 7th St, located just 0.4 miles away. Select 419 E 7th St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Charlotte. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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