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Journey Information

There are 45 intercity buses per day from New York to Charlotte. Traveling by bus from New York to Charlotte usually takes around 15 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance531 mi (855 km)
Shortest duration11h 45m
Cheapest price$47.93
Trips per day14
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from New York to Charlotte

(Based on 50 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Cassius

November 25, 2023- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: On the trip to New York city, both drivers interact and let you know where you reach and how long to the next stop. Cons: On the return to Charlotte both drivers didn't say anything at all, they just stop and you have to ask how long they're stopping for. Tips: Overall the trip was great amd I would travel with wanderu coach over and over again and I have already recommended them to my families and friends.

5.0

june

July 21, 2023- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Had a great driver who was very pleasant. Cons: At this time I am very pleased no complaints . Tips: Just be pleasant and be courteous to the driver remember he is be hind the wheel and your life and many others are in his hands.

5.0

Corey

July 13, 2023- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Fast. Cons: Really nothing can be done due to it being a long ride on a bus. Tips: Fast and safe.

5.0

Ana R

June 28, 2023- Visiting family

Wanda Coach

Pros: Fue regular. Cons: El trato a los usuarios , la organización al momento de abordar los pasajeros. Puede ser un mejor servicio. Los pasajeros andan como pocos sin saber cual es su autobús. Tips: Rapidez, eficiencia.

5.0

Sybil

April 10, 2023- Solo travel

PandaNY Bus

Pros: The bus drivers were kind and friendly. Cons: I was assigned a seat next to the toilet. The smell was appalling. Tips: Dont take seat 56 57 58.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from New York to Charlotte cost $97.97 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

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Bus tickets from New York to Charlotte are expected to cost between $70 and $141 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Charlotte within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $70. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from New York to Charlotte are at their cheapest average price in February. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $82. On the other hand, traveling on this route during July might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for July trips cost $105, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

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 29 days in advance to save up to $50.24.

What bus companies travel from New York to Charlotte?

There are 3 bus lines from New York to Charlotte available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 21 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 US2115h 38m$124.52
Greyhound2116h 53m$123.18
Wanda Coach311h 45m$86.84
  • 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 21 trips per day from New York 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 21 bus trips from New York to Charlotte every day, with the average journey taking around 16 hours and 53 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Charlotte usually start from $49.

  • 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 $70 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

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.

The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 46 minutes to cover the 531 miles from New York to Charlotte. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Charlotte. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 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.

There are 45 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Charlotte every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 14 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 $76.00.

City Information

New York

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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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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?

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Main departure station: 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

Buses to Charlotte leave from 6 stations in New York.

All bus stations in New York:

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

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 103 Canal 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

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