Buses from Fayetteville to Charleston

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Fayetteville - Charleston Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Fayetteville to Charleston. Traveling by bus from Fayetteville to Charleston usually takes around 9 hours, but the fastest Southeastern Stages bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance169 mi (271 km)
Shortest duration8h 0m
Cheapest price$42.75
Most frequent serviceSoutheastern Stages
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Fayetteville to Charleston?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Fayetteville to Charleston. Southeastern Stages connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Southeastern Stages39h 14m$45.00
  • Southeastern Stages

    Southeastern Stages

    Founded in 1933, Southeastern Stages has a long legacy of providing safe, reliable bus transportation across the Southeastern U.S. This premier bus service provides routes across Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Southeastern Stages also has one of the largest fleets of ADA compliant coaches and was one of the first to adopt safety features such as advanced collision avoidance technology. Onboard these modern coaches, passengers can enjoy free Wi-Fi, reclining seats, overhead reading lights, and restrooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Fayetteville to Charleston 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 Fayetteville to Charleston?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours to cover the 169 miles from Fayetteville to Charleston. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 25 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Fayetteville?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Fayetteville to Charleston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Charleston are there per day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Fayetteville to Charleston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Fayetteville

Fayetteville, NC - FAY-0

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Fayetteville is a charming North Carolina city with much to discover. Military history is prominent in Fayetteville, since it’s the home of Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the world. It’s also where Babe Ruth gained the moniker "Babe" when he made his first home run as a professional athlete.

A trip to Fayetteville is sure to be a home run for you, too. The Airborne and Special Operations Museum is a popular attraction, filled with extensive exhibits about United States military history. The North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center and the nearby Arsenal Park provide a deeper dive into the Civil War era.

Stop and smell the flowers at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, a gorgeous showcase of more than 2,000 plants, or hike along the Cape Fear River Trail.

Limited flights are available through Fayetteville Regional Airport, but you can travel to more cities from Raleigh Durham International Airport, about 60 miles away. Taking the train is convenient because of its direct service to Fayetteville on Amtrak's Silver Service or the Amtrak Palmetto. Plus, several national and regional bus carriers run routes to and from Fayetteville, including Greyhound, FlixBus US, Southeastern Stages, and Wanda Coach.

Charleston

An idyllic city with quaint moss-covered and time-washed buildings, Charleston offers plenty of scenic sights and culturally significant destinations to explore. The highlights of this amazing city are its cobblestone streets and hauntingly beautiful mansions (some are even rumored to be actually haunted). The best way to enjoy these timeless relics is to take a walking tour around town, with or without a local guide. As you enjoy your walking tour, don’t miss out on the chance to explore The Battery, which features some of the most photogenic spots in the entire city. This quarter used to be the center of all maritime activities in the city, but it is now a famous tourist area. The nearby White Point Garden, which houses interesting Civil War-era relics, is also a great destination.

Charleston is a top foodie destination, being quite famous for its Southern staples. The best places to indulge in these Southern delicacies are Husk and Magnolias. If you crave some seafood, Hyman’s Seafood is a local favorite. Plus, Charleston's nightlife makes it a great destination for bachelorette parties.

The main bus station in the city is located on Rivers Ave. The city’s main airport is the Charleston International Airport, 12 miles northwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Fayetteville?

Main departure station: Fast Transit Center - 505 Franklin St

Most buses depart from the main station in Fayetteville.

All bus stations in Fayetteville:

  • Fast Transit Center - 505 Franklin St

Where does the bus arrive in Charleston?

Main arrival station: Bus Station - 3610 Dorchester Rd

All buses from Fayetteville arrive at one main station in Charleston.

All bus stations in Charleston:

  • Bus Station - 3610 Dorchester Rd

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