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Winston-Salem - Charlotte Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Winston-Salem to Charlotte. Traveling by bus from Winston-Salem to Charlotte usually takes around one hour and 55 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in just one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance69 mi (111 km)
Shortest duration1h 25m
Cheapest price$18.50
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Winston-Salem to Charlotte cost $21.49 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.

Monthly avg. prices

Bus tickets from Winston-Salem to Charlotte are usually around $20 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches


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 18 days in advance to save up to $3.22.

What bus companies travel from Winston-Salem to Charlotte?

There are 3 bus lines from Winston-Salem to Charlotte available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 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
Barons Bus Lines19h 40m$25.00
CoachRun11h 30m$21.83
Greyhound41h 33m$22.64
  • Book Barons Bus Lines from Winston-Salem to Charlotte from $25. Typically there is one Barons Bus Lines schedule per day from Winston-Salem to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay for a Barons Bus Lines ticket to Charlotte. In Winston-Salem, Barons Bus Lines departs to Charlotte from 100 W 5th St . In Charlotte, Barons Bus Lines arrives at 518 W 4Th St .

    An average trip on Barons Bus Lines from Winston-Salem to Charlotte takes 9 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available Barons Bus Lines trip will get you to Charlotte in 1 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Barons Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Charlotte.

  • Book CoachRun from Winston-Salem to Charlotte from $19. Typically there is one CoachRun schedule per day from Winston-Salem to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to Charlotte. In Winston-Salem, CoachRun departs to Charlotte from 1425 Silas Creek Pkwy . In Charlotte, CoachRun arrives at 3302 Queen City Dr .

    An average trip on CoachRun from Winston-Salem to Charlotte takes 1 hours and 30 minutes , while the fastest available CoachRun trip will get you to Charlotte in 1 hours and 25 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.

  • 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 4 bus trips from Winston-Salem to Charlotte every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 33 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Charlotte usually start from $21.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 55 minutes to cover the 69 miles from Winston-Salem to Charlotte. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 25 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.

Because many passengers travel from Winston-Salem to Charlotte at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Winston-Salem to Charlotte, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Winston-Salem to Charlotte every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 Winston-Salem to Charlotte; ticket prices start at $21.00.

City Information


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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.


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 Winston-Salem?

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

The Winston-Salem Transportation Center is on the corner of 5th Street & Trade Street, smack in the middle of the city. It's also commonly called the Greyhound bus station, since the carrier provides a lot of service across North Carolina and its neighboring states. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area, like Butcher & Bull Steakhouse, Downtown Thai & Pho, and Downtown Deli and Cafe, if you want to fill up before your trip. Or, if you want to stretch your legs, Bailey's Park is only a few blocks away and frequently has live music and events.

All bus stations in Winston-Salem:

  • Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

  • 100 W 5th St

  • 1425 Silas Creek Pkwy

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

  • 3302 Queen City Dr

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