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Journey Information

Washington DC to Charlotte bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$50.00
Shortest Duration10h 40m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $50.00 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Charlotte. Buses from Charlotte to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $50.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $23.11 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 11 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 330 miles (530 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Charlotte, NC. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 40 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Washington DC to Charlotte for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. 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 4 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Charlotte every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 $74.00.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Charlotte?

There is one bus company that operates from Washington DC to Charlotte. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound411h 33m$57.44

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Most buses depart from the main station in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Charlotte?

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Charlotte, North Carolina:

  • Bus Terminal - 601 W Trade St

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Charlotte

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Charlotte, NC
Based on 12 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Sri Vikram
July 13, 2019Visiting friends
That I reached alive and in one piece
If the greyhound company closes
Never travel by greyhound. If you can walk, run or use a donkey to travel to your destination if you want to save money - better than travelling by greyhound
July 1, 2019Solo travel
I had a bad experience and passengers on the bus were about to fight.
June 2, 2019Vacation
Driver was very helpful and friendly
Seats of bus could be cleaner, I could tell they’ve been used for awhile
Make sure you understand their bag policy!

Based on 9 reviews
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 3, 2020Visiting family
Be on time.
For me nothing.
Not yet
December 17, 2019Visiting family
It was on time.
The bus spelled like piss and it was too hot.
November 13, 2019Solo travel
June 20, 2019Visiting family
I travelled overnight and everything went smoothly. I was very comfortable and arrived exactly on time.
I embarked on my journey from Union Station in D.C. and there were no signs or directions to the coach station. It's also quite a long walk so trollies should be available to rent.
Drivers try to leave on time, so arrived at least 10 minutes befor departure.

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