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Richmond - Charlottesville Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Richmond to Charlottesville. Traveling by bus from Richmond to Charlottesville usually takes around one hour and 15 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance66 mi (106 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$23.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Richmond to Charlottesville?

$24.00 is the average price of a bus ticket from Richmond to Charlottesville. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

$45$30$15MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Richmond to Charlottesville is expected to range from $24 to $33. If you are looking to travel to Charlottesville within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $25. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $24 and can be found on June 1, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Richmond to Charlottesville by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $24 whenever you decide to travel.

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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $9.38 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Richmond to Charlottesville?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Richmond to Charlottesville. Greyhound 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
Greyhound21h 15m$26.61
  • 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 2 bus trips from Richmond to Charlottesville every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Charlottesville usually start from $23.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Richmond to Charlottesville 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.

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.

How long is the bus ride from Richmond to Charlottesville?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 15 minutes to cover the 66 miles from Richmond to Charlottesville. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Richmond?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Richmond to Charlottesville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Richmond to Charlottesville. 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 Richmond to Charlottesville; ticket prices start at $46.00.

City Information

Richmond

As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

Charlottesville

Lovingly called Mr. Jefferson’s City by locals, Charlottesville is a historic town with plenty of interesting attractions to draw in not only fans of history but also of arts and culture. The prime attraction of the city is the famous estate of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello. This 5000-acre mansion is an architectural masterpiece that combines Parisian and Italian elements, giving you a day’s worth of exploration. For those looking for a more idyllic landscape, try Carter Mountain Orchard, which offers apple-picking sessions as well. The University of Charlottesville is also a must-not-miss destination. As the only university in the U.S. to be designated a World Heritage Site, it offers interesting insights into the history of education of the country.

Charlottesville’s wines are famous around the country, and the Monticello Wine Trail is perfect for trying out the best wines that the region has to offer. For an amazing dinner experience, C & O Restaurant, which has been in business since 1976, will be a great choice.

The city’s busiest bus stop is the Greyhound bus stop located downtown at 310 W Main St. For trains, head over to the nearby Amtrak train station, also on W Main St. Charlottesville is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal, Crescent and Northeast Regional lines. The city’s main airport is the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, 8 miles from the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Richmond?

Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd  - RICGLI-0

Image credit: Miles in Transit

Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd

Richmond Bus Terminal is a Greyhound Bus Station that serves several routes across the United States. Along with Greyhound, Flixbus services also operate out of this station. The terminal provides intrastate travel to other cities such as Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Roanoke. It also acts as a thoroughfare for various long-haul bus routes along the East Coast, including New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Miami. Passengers with time to kill can eat at the onsite restaurant or venture out into The Diamond district, which features several parks, coffee shops, and eateries.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Charlottesville?

Main arrival station: Bus Station - 810 W Main St

The bus station at 105 Ridge Street serves Greyhound and Jefferson Lines buses which travel through Charlottesville. Bus service is available to travel to cities like Richmond, Washington, DC, and New York. Inside the station, amenities include restrooms and vending machines for convenient snacks before your trip. Within a few minutes’ walk, though, you can grab a fresh meal from one of the many restaurants and cafes on Main Street. The station is ideally located between downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia campus a few blocks to the west. The Amtrak train station is also a short 10-minute walk from the bus station, so it is easy to transfer to continued travels by train.

All bus stations in Charlottesville:

  • Bus Station - 810 W Main St

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