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

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Fly to Cleveland  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Cleveland (CLE) CLT - CLE

$69 - $555

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Bus  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Columbus, Oh 1090 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh 1156 / ...

$68 - $170

4 alternative options

Fly to Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt (BKL) CLT - BKL

$81 - $552

Bus via Cleveland, OH  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Columbus, Oh 1090 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Cleveland, OH Schedule 22:Chicago-Cleveland

$68 - $155

Train  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Washington Union Station Crescent / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Cleveland Amtrak Capitol Limited

$127 - $352

Drive  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Cleveland 519.7 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Cleveland is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Cleveland is to fly which costs $65 - $600 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Cleveland. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Cleveland, Oh via Columbus, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Charlotte to Cleveland. However, there are services departing from Charlotte Amtrak and arriving at Cleveland Amtrak via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 55 min.

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The distance between Charlotte and Cleveland is 438 miles. The road distance is 519.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Cleveland without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 25 min and costs $65 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Charlotte to Cleveland, including transfers.

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

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Charlotte to Cleveland train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Charlotte Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Cleveland is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $65 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 14 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs $120 - $360 and takes 19 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Cleveland.
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  • Distance: 438.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Cleveland, OH, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Charlotte to Cleveland every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Cleveland via Columbus, Oh in around 14 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cleveland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cleveland via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt via Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
12 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Train from Washington Union Station to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Cleveland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Charlotte to Cleveland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Cleveland, Oh station.

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Charlotte to Cleveland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Cleveland Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Cleveland is 520 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 36 min to drive from Charlotte to Cleveland.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Charlotte Airport to Cleveland Airport.

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Book your Charlotte to Cleveland bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 144+ hotels available in Cleveland. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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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 $1 - $2.

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