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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from New York to Charlotte. Traveling by bus from New York to Charlotte usually takes around 13 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance531 mi (855 km)
Shortest duration11h 15m
Cheapest price$49.98
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Charlotte

(Based on 25 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Wonika

January 16, 2022- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Safe driver was responsible. Cons: Outlet didn’t work. Tips: Tv monitor.

Pros: Safe driver was responsible. Cons: Outlet didn’t work. Tips: Tv monitor.

5.0

Melissa

December 24, 2021- Visiting friends

Wanda Coach

The bus driver is a good driver he was good and polite he made sure he let us know where we was at and care for everyone to be in their seats never leave nobody behind thank you Merry Christmas

The bus driver is a good driver he was good and polite he made sure he let us know where we was at and care for everyone to be in their seats never leave nobody behind thank you Merry Christmas

5.0

Charlie

December 24, 2021- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Pros: We stopped to grab something to eat n stretch n driver was mindful to make sure no one got left behind. Cons: I had no flaws to report. Tips: If you arrive early for departure there is a good possibility that you might be able to leave sooner than your reservatio...

Pros: We stopped to grab something to eat n stretch n driver was mindful to make sure no one got left behind. Cons: I had no flaws to report. Tips: If you arrive early for departure there is a good possibility that you might be able to leave sooner than your reservation time.

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4.0

marvina

December 22, 2021- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Oh time. Cons: That fast reckless driving two drivers per trip.

Pros: Oh time. Cons: That fast reckless driving two drivers per trip.

4.0

Tatiana

December 3, 2021- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Relaxing drive. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be patient.

Pros: Relaxing drive. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be patient.

How much is a bus ticket from New York to Charlotte?

Typically $69.66 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Charlotte. Though tickets on this route are pricier, don't forget the environmental impact of your travel plans, bus trips have one of the lowest carbon footprints per mile traveled. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25JanFeb

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Charlotte is expected to range from $70 to $75. If you are looking to travel to Charlotte within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $70. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $70 and can be found on January 31, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $66 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Charlotte in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $73 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $11.66 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Charlotte?

There are 4 bus lines from New York to Charlotte available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 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
FlixBus US313h 40m$69.75
Greyhound517h 23m$81.08
PandaNY Bus411h 36m$70.20
Wanda Coach311h 46m$69.85
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 3 trips per day from New York to Charlotte, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 New York to Charlotte every day, with the average journey taking around 17 hours and 23 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Charlotte usually start from $75.

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  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from New York to Charlotte, with prices starting from $60.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 3 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $60 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 New York and Charlotte.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Charlotte 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 long is the bus ride from New York to Charlotte?

The bus takes an average of 13 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 531 miles from New York to Charlotte. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 15 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?

Because many passengers travel from New York 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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Charlotte, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Charlotte every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 13 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 New York to Charlotte; ticket prices start at $101.00.

City Information

New York

New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 New York?

Main departure station: 28 Allen St

Buses to Charlotte leave from 5 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

  • 28 Allen St

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 103 Canal St

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

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

  • 3301-400 Freedom Dr

  • 4127 Glenwood Dr

  • 419 E 7th St

Need a return trip from Charlotte to New York?

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