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Journey Information

There are 17 intercity buses per day from Charlotte to Richmond. Traveling by bus from Charlotte to Richmond usually takes around 6 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance248 mi (399 km)
Shortest duration4h 45m
Cheapest price$31.99
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Charlotte to Richmond

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Rosalind

February 26, 2022- Solo travel

Greyhound

I arrived on time, but the bus terminal terminal was smelly and dirty. The bus was fairly cleaned and spacious.

How much is a bus ticket from Charlotte to Richmond?

Bus tickets for a trip from Charlotte to Richmond cost $62.73 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Charlotte to Richmond is expected to be between $61 and $91. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 26, 2024, when tickets are available for July 26, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $64.

Monthly avg. prices

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Taking the bus from Charlotte to Richmond is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $57. If you're planning to take the bus from Charlotte to Richmond during July, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $70. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 26 days in advance to save up to $14.23.

What bus companies travel from Charlotte to Richmond?

There are 6 bus lines from Charlotte to Richmond available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 8 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
CoachRun16h 28m$44.10
FlixBus US86h 18m$52.81
Greyhound56h 47m$54.17
Megabus16h 0m$51.80
Tornado Bus211h 51m$160.00
Wanda Coach45h 50m$100.00
  • Book CoachRun from Charlotte to Richmond from $35. Typically there is one CoachRun schedule per day from Charlotte to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to Richmond. In Charlotte, CoachRun departs to Richmond from 3302 Queen City Dr . In Richmond, CoachRun arrives at 900 W. Leigh St .

    An average trip on CoachRun from Charlotte to Richmond takes 6 hours and 28 minutes , while the fastest available CoachRun trip will get you to Richmond in 4 hours and 45 minutes .

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

  • 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 8 trips per day from Charlotte to Richmond, 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 5 bus trips from Charlotte to Richmond every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 47 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Richmond usually start from $34.

  • Book Megabus from Charlotte to Richmond from $34. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Charlotte to Richmond and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Richmond. In Charlotte, Megabus departs to Richmond from Arrowood Light Rail Station . In Richmond, Megabus arrives at 1500 E Main St .

    An average trip on Megabus from Charlotte to Richmond takes 6 hours and 0 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Richmond in 4 hours and 45 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 Richmond.

  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 4 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $100 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Charlotte and Richmond.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 248 miles from Charlotte to Richmond. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 45 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.

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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

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.

There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Charlotte to Richmond every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 18 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 $39.00.

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.

Richmond

As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

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

  • 419 E 7th St

  • 4127 Glenwood Dr

  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr

  • 3302 Queen City Dr

  • Arrowood Light Rail Station

  • 4705 N Tryon St.

Where does the bus arrive in Richmond?

Main arrival station: 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

Buses arrive in Richmond at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

  • 5221 Brook Rd

  • 900 W. Leigh St

  • 1500 E Main St

  • Main St Station Plaza

  • El Rey Supermarket

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