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Charlotte to Richmond bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$30.00
Shortest duration5h 0m
Trips per day13
Bus lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Charlotte to Richmond 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from Charlotte to Richmond?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $44.24 was the low point for bus fares from Charlotte to Richmond. Buses from Richmond to Charlotte are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $44.24 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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $11.99 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 248 miles (399 kilometers) from Charlotte, NC to Richmond, VA. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours, 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Richmond. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 Charlotte?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Charlotte to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Charlotte to Richmond every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 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 Charlotte to Richmond; ticket prices start at $43.00.

What bus companies travel from Charlotte to Richmond?

There are 4 bus lines from Charlotte, North Carolina to Richmond, Virginia. With 6 daily trips, Greyhound 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
Greyhound67h 51m$36.67
PandaNY Bus55h 59m$60.00
Tornado Bus210h 26m$150.77
Wanda Coach25h 6m$60.00

Book Greyhound from Charlotte to Richmond from $30. There are 6 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Charlotte to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay $37 for a Greyhound ticket to Richmond. In Charlotte, Greyhound departs to Richmond from 518 W 4Th St, In Richmond, Greyhound arrives at Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd, An average trip on Greyhound from Charlotte to Richmond takes 7 hours and 51 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Richmond in 5 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $37 for a weekend trip to Richmond.

Book PandaNY Bus from Charlotte to Richmond from $60. There are 5 trips per day offered by PandaNY Bus from Charlotte to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay $60 for a PandaNY Bus ticket to Richmond. In Charlotte, PandaNY Bus departs to Richmond from 3301-400 Freedom Dr, In Richmond, PandaNY Bus arrives at 900 W. Leigh St, An average trip on PandaNY Bus from Charlotte to Richmond takes 5 hours and 59 minutes, while the fastest available PandaNY Bus trip will get you to Richmond in 5 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, PandaNY Bus offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $60 for a weekend trip to Richmond.

Book Tornado Bus from Charlotte to Richmond from $150. There are 2 trips per day offered by Tornado Bus from Charlotte to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay $151 for a Tornado Bus ticket to Richmond. In Charlotte, Tornado Bus departs to Richmond from 4705 N Tryon St., In Richmond, Tornado Bus arrives at El Rey Supermarket, An average trip on Tornado Bus from Charlotte to Richmond takes 10 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Tornado Bus trip will get you to Richmond in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

Book Wanda Coach from Charlotte to Richmond from $60. There are 2 trips per day offered by Wanda Coach from Charlotte to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay $60 for a Wanda Coach ticket to Richmond. In Charlotte, Wanda Coach departs to Richmond from 4127 Glenwood Dr, In Richmond, Wanda Coach arrives at 5231 Brook Rd and one other station. An average trip on Wanda Coach from Charlotte to Richmond takes 5 hours and 6 minutes, while the fastest available Wanda Coach trip will get you to Richmond in 5 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Wanda Coach offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $60 for a weekend trip to Richmond.

Price trends for buses from Charlotte to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AprApr

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

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