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There are 7 ways to get from Charlotte to Niagara Falls by plane, bus, train or car

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

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Fly to Buffalo, line 40 bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Buffalo (BUF) CLT - BUF
  2. Take the line 40 bus from North Division & Main St to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St

$135 - $606

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  20 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Columbus, Oh 1090 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY Cinncinati,OH-Buffalo

$81 - $212

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Fly to Rochester, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Rochester (ROC) CLT - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak

$161 - $718

Fly to Toronto, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Toronto (YYZ) CLT - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$225 - $897

Train  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to New York Penn Station Crescent / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Empire Service / ...

$158 - $441

Bus Megabus  •  24 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, NC to Washington
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Buffalo

$83 - $143

Drive  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Niagara Falls 682.2 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Niagara Falls is to fly and line 40 bus which costs $130 - $650 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Rainbow Blvd & 1st St via Columbus, OH and Ellicott St & MTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Charlotte to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Charlotte Amtrak and arriving at Niagara Falls Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 51 min.

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The distance between Charlotte and Niagara Falls is 555 miles. The road distance is 682.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Niagara Falls without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 14 min and costs $80 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Charlotte to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Niagara Falls is to bus which takes 20 h 14 min and costs $80 - $220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $450 and takes 21 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 555.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Niagara Falls, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Charlotte to Niagara Falls via Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, Buffalo, NY, and Ellicott St & MTC in around 20 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Charlotte to Niagara Falls via New York Penn Station in around 21 h 51 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to Toronto
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Charlotte to Toronto via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Toronto
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Charlotte to Toronto via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to Toronto via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Charlotte to Toronto
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
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 Rochester Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $500
Train from New York Penn Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$22 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$60 - $90
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Business
$60 - $85
Train from New York to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$70 - $95
Economy
$95 - $140
EconomyPlus
$120 - $180
Business
$160 - $230
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from North Division & Main St to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Charlotte, NC to Washington
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 36 min.

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Charlotte to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Buffalo, NY station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Niagara Falls is 682 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 36 min to drive from Charlotte to Niagara Falls.

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

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There are 468+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. Prices start at $57 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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