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Columbia - Charlotte Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Columbia to Charlotte. Traveling by bus from Columbia to Charlotte usually takes around one hour and 44 minutes, but the fastest Southeastern Stages bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance85 mi (137 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$30.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceSoutheastern Stages
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Columbia to Charlotte

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What bus companies travel from Columbia to Charlotte?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Columbia to Charlotte. Southeastern Stages is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Southeastern Stages21h 45m$30.00
  • Book Southeastern Stages from Columbia to Charlotte from $30. There are 2 trips per day offered by Southeastern Stages from Columbia to Charlotte and you can expect on average to pay for a Southeastern Stages ticket to Charlotte. In Columbia, Southeastern Stages departs to Charlotte from Columbia . In Charlotte, Southeastern Stages arrives at Charlotte .

    An average trip on Southeastern Stages from Columbia to Charlotte takes 1 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available Southeastern Stages trip will get you to Charlotte in 1 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Southeastern Stages offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Charlotte.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 44 minutes to cover the 85 miles from Columbia to Charlotte. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Charlotte, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 3:00pm and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Columbia to Charlotte, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Columbia to Charlotte. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Columbia to Charlotte; ticket prices start at $58.00.

City Information

Columbia

Columbia, SC

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As the capital city of South Carolina, Columbia offers plenty of historic attractions and exciting activities that will keep tourists of all ages satisfied. Sitting at the heart of the city is the South Carolina State Museum, which boasts the most impressive collection of permanent and changing exhibits in the state, as well as in the Southeast. One of the top highlights of the museum is its amazing planetarium that has a height of 55 feet. If you are traveling with kids, EdVenture should certainly be on your list. The museum’s prime attraction is a giant 10-year-old with his own fake digestive tracts and vertebrae, allowing kids to explore anatomy with ease. Nature lovers should not miss out on the chance to enjoy an outdoor day at Lake Murray, which features a vast range of activities such as boating, fishing, paddling, etc.

Columbia features an exciting food scene that is brimming with new talents. For an amazing lunch, The Gourmet Shop and their famous chicken salad will be a great choice. If you wish to enjoy a dinner with wine, Lula Drake is the place to be.

Columbia’s principal bus station is located 710-A Buckner Rd on the outskirts of the city. The main Amtrak train station is located on Pulaski St in the heart of downtown near the University of South Carolina campus. Columbia is served by Amtrak’s Silver Service line. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is the main airport and it is located five miles southwest of the city.

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 Columbia?

Main departure station: Columbia

Most buses depart from the main station in Columbia.

All bus stations in Columbia:

  • Columbia

Where does the bus arrive in Charlotte?

Main arrival station: Charlotte

All buses from Columbia arrive at one main station in Charlotte.

All bus stations in Charlotte:

  • Charlotte

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