How to travel from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC

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from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC

You can get from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC on Aug 15 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Washington, DC from Charlotte, NC

distanceDistance328 miles (529 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $183
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€32) • 8 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $183 (€168) • 1 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Republic Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 328 miles (529 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $35 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Republic Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC.

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There are 4 ways to get from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Washington, DC from Charlotte, NC is by taking a bus, which costs on average $35 (€32).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Washington, DC:

Taking a bus is about $147 (€136) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $183 (€168) for this journey.

Taking a bus is usually $66 (€61) less than taking a train to Washington, DC, which costs on average $101 (€93) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 16 min.

There are alternative travel options to Washington, DC that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h 15 min.

In comparison, getting to Washington, DC by train can take on average 8 h 14 min.

The Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC distance is around 328 miles (529 km).

The average frequency per day from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Washington, DC. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC tickets on Omio for $35 (€32).
    • Travel with Republic Airlines to go to Washington, DC by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Republic Airlines Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC tickets on Omio for $183 (€168).
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to Washington, DC by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC tickets on Omio for $101 (€93).

    Yes, there are direct services available from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC with the following travel companies:

    • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus with 1 direct bus per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Washington, DC as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC.

    Looking to extend your trip from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC? Many Omio customers who go from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, Paris or London. If you're looking to explore New York City, Paris or London from Washington, DC, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

    Before traveling from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $35 (€32) one way on average.
    • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $183 (€168) one way.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $101 (€93) one way for this route.

    But we recommend booking Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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