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Other ways to get from Durham to Charlotte

There are usually 4 daily train trips available from Durham to Charlotte.

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$34.82
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$28.00
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Duration
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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Durham to Charlotte. Traveling by bus from Durham to Charlotte usually takes around 3 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest CoachRun bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Shortest duration2h 30m
Cheapest price$15.00
Trips per day14
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Durham to Charlotte

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Stephen

December 2, 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: The Bus is Good, double decker. Cons: Good.

How much is a bus ticket from Durham to Charlotte?

Bus tickets for a trip from Durham to Charlotte cost $27.85 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Durham to Charlotte is expected to be between $27 and $33. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 25, 2024, when tickets are available for July 25, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $28.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Durham to Charlotte is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $24. If you're planning to take the bus from Durham to Charlotte during June, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $31. 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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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 17 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $6.69 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Durham to Charlotte?

There are 6 bus lines from Durham to Charlotte available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 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
CoachRun12h 30m$23.72
FlixBus US72h 51m$30.07
Greyhound53h 30m$27.52
Megabus12h 55m$30.74
Tornado Bus22h 45m$123.97
Wanda Coach23h 25m$35.00
  • Book CoachRun from Durham to Charlotte from $15. Typically there is one CoachRun schedule per day from Durham to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to Charlotte. In Durham, CoachRun departs to Charlotte from 3521 Hillsborough Rd . In Charlotte, CoachRun arrives at 3302 Queen City Dr .

    An average trip on CoachRun from Durham to Charlotte takes 2 hours and 30 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 Charlotte.

  • 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 7 trips per day from Durham 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 5 bus trips from Durham to Charlotte every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Charlotte usually start from $20.

  • Book Megabus from Durham to Charlotte from $19. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Durham to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Charlotte. In Durham, Megabus departs to Charlotte from Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St . In Charlotte, Megabus arrives at Arrowood Light Rail Station .

    An average trip on Megabus from Durham to Charlotte takes 2 hours and 55 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Charlotte in 2 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.

  • 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 2 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $35 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 Durham and Charlotte.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 121 miles from Durham to Charlotte. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Charlotte at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Durham to Charlotte, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Durham to Charlotte 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 Durham to Charlotte without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Durham to Charlotte; ticket prices start at $28.00.

City Information

Durham

Durham is a little treasure cove for all fans of history and the United States’ heritage. The first and foremost thing you should try out is go on a hike on one of the city’s iconic trails. For a more traditional hiking experience, try the Eno River Trail. If you wish to enjoy a more unique experience, the American Tobacco Trail will be a better choice, as it follows the old CSX railroad. For those who want to explore the city’s rich history, check out the Stagville Plantation, which is now a museum dedicated to the city’s antebellum history, offering a unique historical perspective.

Durham’s food scene is vibrant and exciting. Fans of seafood will definitely be amazed at how fresh and delicious the seafood at Mateo Bar de Tapas is. If you wish to try out Italian eats with a twist, check out Devil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant.

The main bus station is the Transportation Center located at 515 W Pettigrew St in Downtown Durham. From there, you can take a bus to New York, Richmond, Washington D.C., and dozens of other destinations across the country. The main Amtrak train station in Durham is located around the corner from the bus stop at 601 W Main St. Durham is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian and Piedmont lines. The city’s air services are handled by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 12 miles southeast of the city.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Durham?

Main departure station: Durham Transportation Center - Bus Bay T

Buses to Charlotte leave from 5 stations in Durham.

All bus stations in Durham:

  • Durham Transportation Center - Bus Bay T

  • 2724 Guess Rd

  • 2000 Avondale

  • 3521 Hillsborough Rd

  • Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St

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

  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr

  • 4127 Glenwood Dr

  • 4705 N Tryon St.

  • 3302 Queen City Dr

  • Arrowood Light Rail Station

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