There are 6 ways to get from Charlotte to Cary by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Piedmont / ...

$35 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  4 h 43 min

$17 - $28

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 4 min

  1. 1082 / ...

$22 - $49

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. 159.2 miles

$15 - $23

Fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 300 bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. CLT - RDU

$215 - $368

Fly to Fayetteville Municipal, bus, line 1 bus, line 300 bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. CLT - FAY

$193 - $954

What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Cary, NC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Charlotte to Cary 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 51 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Charlotte to Cary hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Fayetteville Municipal
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Go Triangle
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Bus from GoRaleigh Station to Cary Train Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Capital Area Transit
Website
raleighnc.gov
Bus from Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd to GoRaleigh Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
raleighnc.gov

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Charlotte and Cary is 197 km. The road distance is 255 km.

The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Cary is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 43 min.

The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Cary is to drive which takes 2 h 43 min and costs $15 - $23.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Charlotte Amtrak and arriving at Cary Amtrak. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Cary. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St via GoDurham Station and Regional Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

The train from Charlotte Amtrak to Cary Amtrak takes 2 h 51 min including transfers and departs four times a day.