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Bus Trip Information: Atlanta to Charlotte

You can pick from 20 daily bus trips between Atlanta and Charlotte. The average bus journey from Atlanta to Charlotte takes 5 hours and 6 minutes, but some Greyhound bus trips are as short as 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance226 mi (364 km)
Shortest duration3h 30m
Cheapest price$19.99
Trips per day17
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Atlanta to Charlotte

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)




October 26, 2023- Solo travel

FlixBus US

Pros: It was quiet and clean! The driver made one stop at a truck station and it was perfect! I had a great experience! Cons: The outlet/receptacle did not work by my seat. I would suggest checking them all prior to use by the company.. Tips: Make sure your outlet works for charging your components.



September 24, 2023- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: The driver was extremely careful on the road. Cons: The safety measures should be enforced. Tips: It’s feels to be part of this experience.



January 21, 2023- Business

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Quiet, quick,took a good nap. Cons: Soft place for head wifi. Tips: Bring a small blanket.



November 28, 2022- Visiting friends


Pros: Great time. Cons: N/A.



December 29, 2021- Visiting friends

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Everything was good and we arrived on time. Cons: Just always make sure all travelers wear mask!!! Tips: Be very considerate during the Pandemic.

How much is a bus ticket from Atlanta to Charlotte?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Atlanta and Charlotte cost $27.22, on average. This is a great bargain given the length of the route. Booking your trip at least 23 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $26.01 more.

Average prices by travel date


For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way bus trip from Atlanta to Charlotte will range from $28 to $35. If you're planning to travel by bus to Charlotte in the upcoming week, the cheapest bus ticket from Atlanta you can find in the next 7 days is $30. Be sure to book your trip in advance as bus ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

Mark your calendar for October if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Atlanta to Charlotte. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $37. If you're planning a trip from Atlanta to Charlotte during May, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $55 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches


Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your bus trip from Atlanta to Charlotte. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 23 days before departure, you can save around $26.01. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

What bus companies travel from Atlanta to Charlotte?

There are 4 bus lines from Atlanta to Charlotte available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 9 daily trips, FlixBus US 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 US94h 39m$33.15
Greyhound64h 43m$31.89
Megabus14h 51m$35.09
Southeastern Stages48h 34m$95.99
  • 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 9 trips per day from Atlanta to Charlotte, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 performs about 6 bus trips from Atlanta to Charlotte every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 43 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Charlotte usually start from $20.

  • Book Megabus from Atlanta to Charlotte from $24. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Atlanta to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Charlotte. In Atlanta, Megabus departs to Charlotte from Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St . In Charlotte, Megabus arrives at Arrowood Light Rail Station .

    An average trip on Megabus from Atlanta to Charlotte takes 4 hours and 51 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Charlotte in 3 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Charlotte.

  • Book Southeastern Stages from Atlanta to Charlotte from $85. There are 4 trips per day offered by Southeastern Stages from Atlanta to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay for a Southeastern Stages ticket to Charlotte. In Atlanta, Southeastern Stages departs to Charlotte from Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St . In Charlotte, Southeastern Stages arrives at Charlotte .

    An average trip on Southeastern Stages from Atlanta to Charlotte takes 8 hours and 34 minutes , while the fastest available Southeastern Stages trip will get you to Charlotte in 3 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Southeastern Stages offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Charlotte.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 6 minutes to cover the 226 miles from Atlanta to Charlotte. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 30 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.

Buses departing from Atlanta to Charlotte tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Atlanta to Charlotte, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from Atlanta to Charlotte every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 17 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 Atlanta to Charlotte; ticket prices start at $41.00.

City Information


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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.


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 Atlanta?

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Main departure station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

All bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

  • MARTA Civic Center

Where does the bus arrive in Charlotte?

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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, 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.

All bus stations in Charlotte:

  • 518 W 4Th St

  • 419 E 7th St

  • Charlotte

  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr

  • Arrowood Light Rail Station

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