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Columbus-Charlotte Bus Schedule
Columbus, OH to Charlotte, NC bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||12h 5m|
|Trips per day||3|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Columbus to Charlotte right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Columbus to Charlotte?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $50.50 was the low point for bus fares from Columbus to Charlotte. Buses from Charlotte to Columbus are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $50.50 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 12 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $95.24 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 19 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 348 miles (560 kilometers) from Columbus, OH to Charlotte, NC. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 5 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Because many passengers travel from Columbus 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, 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Columbus?
The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Columbus to Charlotte, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Columbus to Charlotte every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Columbus, OH to Charlotte, NC; ticket prices start at $163.00.
What bus companies travel from Columbus to Charlotte?
There is one bus company that operates from Columbus to Charlotte. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
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Where does the bus leave from in Columbus?
Most buses depart from the main station in Columbus, Ohio:
- Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
Where does the bus arrive in Charlotte?
All buses from Columbus arrive at one main station in Charlotte, North Carolina:
- 518 W 4Th St
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