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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:

  • Bus Station - 810 W Main St

  • UVA Columbarium Parking

What bus companies travel to Charlottesville, Virginia?

Located in Virginia, Charlottesville is accessible by bus from 125 other cities. You can choose from 144 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Charlottesville on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

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

Bus companies serving Charlottesville

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound1001d 2h 57m$134.73
Jefferson Lines261d 18h 59m$213.97
OurBus22h 9m$21.90
  • Greyhound


    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.

  • Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines is a well-established intercity bus company with service to some of the Midwest’s top travel destinations. As one of the United States’ largest bus service providers, Jefferson Lines is beloved by students, commuters, and vacationers in America’s heartland. Travel with Jefferson Lines is comfortable thanks to reclining seats, individual climate controls, restrooms, and free WiFi. You can even check the status of your trip with their bus tracker tool.

  • OurBus


    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Which bus carrier 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

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Charlottesville?

$18.00 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 $19.00.

Where is the bus station in Charlottesville, VA?

The busiest bus station in Charlottesville is Bus Station - 810 W Main St. As Charlottesville's main station, it has the most buses coming and going. However, a popular alternative is UVA Columbarium Parking.

What is the closest airport to Charlottesville, VA?

The closest airport to Charlottesville is Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO), it is located 7.7 miles from the city center of Charlottesville.

Is Charlottesville a popular bus travel destination?

Charlottesville ranks number 20 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 622 in United States. Charlottesville has the second most number of destinations in Virginia that are connected to Charlottesville by bus service. Each day 5 direct bus schedules arrive in the Charlottesville.

What is the population of Charlottesville?

The population of Charlottesville is 46597. Charlottesville ranks number 16 in terms of population in Virginia and number 537 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Charlottesville cost?

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 $26 .

What type of traveler does Charlottesville attract?

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.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Charlottesville?

The closest bus station to the city center of Charlottesville is Bus Station - 810 W Main St, located just 0.8 miles away. Select Bus Station - 810 W Main St 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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