There are 5 ways to get from Charlotte to Chapel Hill by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Durham Amtrak Piedmont / ...

$37 - $84

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Bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Durham, Nc 1082 / ...

$22 - $49

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Chapel Hill 138.8 miles

$13 - $20

Fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 800 bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) CLT - RDU
  2. Take the line 800 bus from Regional Transit Center to Pittsboro St at Credit Union

$215 - $368

Fly to Fayetteville Municipal, bus, line 400 bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) CLT - FAY
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Durham, Nc
  4. Take the line 400 bus from GoDurham Station to E Franklin St at Varsity Theatre

$201 - $973

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Chapel Hill. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at E Franklin St at Varsity Theatre via GoDurham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Charlotte and Chapel Hill is 112 miles. The road distance is 138.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Chapel Hill without a car is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Charlotte to Chapel Hill, including transfers.

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Charlotte to Chapel Hill bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlotte, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Chapel Hill is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Charlotte to Chapel Hill bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Durham, Nc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Chapel Hill is 139 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to drive from Charlotte to Chapel Hill.

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American Airlines offers flights from Charlotte Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Chapel Hill.
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  • Distance: 111.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Chapel Hill, NC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Charlotte to Chapel Hill 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Charlotte to Chapel Hill 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
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
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
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$16 - $20
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to Pittsboro St at Credit Union
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Bus from GoDurham Station to E Franklin St at Varsity Theatre
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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