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Charlotte - Winston-Salem Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Charlotte to Winston-Salem. Traveling by bus from Charlotte to Winston-Salem usually takes around one hour and 32 minutes, but the fastest Tornado Bus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 19.8 minutes.

Distance69 mi (111 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$17.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Charlotte to Winston-Salem

(Based on 7 ratings and reviews)

4.4

1.0

Darlene

June 29, 2019

Greyhound

The bus was three hours late leaving Charlotte. When passengers asked about the delay they were talked to horribly. Customer service could improve. The cleanliness of the facility could improve. The toilet in the bus was out of order and the door taped. The stench was d...

The bus was three hours late leaving Charlotte. When passengers asked about the delay they were talked to horribly. Customer service could improve. The cleanliness of the facility could improve. The toilet in the bus was out of order and the door taped. The stench was disgusting!

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How much is a bus ticket from Charlotte to Winston-Salem?

$21.96 is the average price of a bus ticket from Charlotte to Winston-Salem. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Charlotte to Winston-Salem is expected to range from $19 to $30. If you are looking to travel to Winston-Salem within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $20. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $19 and can be found on July 27, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Charlotte to Winston-Salem by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $21 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 22 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $10.39 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Charlotte to Winston-Salem?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Charlotte to Winston-Salem that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound31h 32m$23.39
Tornado Bus11h 20m$77.60
  • Greyhound

    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 performs about 3 bus trips from Charlotte to Winston-Salem every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 32 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Winston-Salem usually start from $17.

  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For Tornado travel from Charlotte to Winston-Salem, Tornado operates 1 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $78.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Charlotte to Winston-Salem 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 Winston-Salem?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 32 minutes to cover the 69 miles from Charlotte to Winston-Salem. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 19.8 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Winston-Salem, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Charlotte?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Charlotte to Winston-Salem, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Winston-Salem are there per day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Charlotte to Winston-Salem 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 Winston-Salem without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Charlotte to Winston-Salem; ticket prices start at $19.00.

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.

Winston-Salem

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Ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States, Winston-Salem resulted from the merging of two separate towns in 1913.

The city's oldest and most visually arresting areas are found in what was once simply Salem, a town with a history going back to 1753. You can admire many of the original Moravian-style buildings at Old Salem Museums & Gardens and in the historic districts of West End and Ardmore.

Downtown also has some notable structures, including 100 North Main Street – the tallest office building in the region.

Meanwhile, the main strip when it comes to nightlife is Fourth Street, where bars and restaurants see a steady stream of patrons until long after dark. The presence of no less than six higher education institutions in the city ensures the scene remains fresh and vibrant.

Winston-Salem can be reached from over 175 other U.S. cities. Daily buses depart and arrive from the city's three bus terminals throughout the day, with destinations that include Raleigh, Richmond, and New York City. In addition, Amtrak operates passenger train services via the station at High Point. Its three lines span the region from New York to New Orleans.

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, 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

  • 4705 N Tryon St.

Where does the bus arrive in Winston-Salem?

Main arrival station: Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Winston-Salem.

All bus stations in Winston-Salem:

  • Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

  • Tienda Mexican El Crystal

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