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There are 7 ways to get from Charlotte to Olean by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly, bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Buffalo (BUF) CLT - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo to Olean, NY

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  20h 31m

  1. Take the night bus from Charlotte to Washington DC
  2. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Binghamton, NY
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Olean, NY

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Bus  •  22h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte to Columbus
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY

Train, bus  •  22h 57m

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Olean, NY

Train, bus via Harrisburg  •  24h 24m

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg to Dubois, PA
  4. Take the bus from Dubois, PA to Olean, NY

Train, bus #2  •  26h 13m

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Buffalo
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY

Drive  •  11h 8m

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Olean 664.2 miles
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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Olean is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 11h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Olean is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $330 and takes 6h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Olean. However, there are services departing from Charlotte and arriving at Olean, NY via Columbus, OH and Buffalo, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 40m.

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The distance between Charlotte and Olean is 494 miles. The road distance is 664.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Olean without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 20h 31m and costs $85 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Charlotte to Olean, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 39m.

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Charlotte to Olean bus services, operated by Coach Erie, arrive at Olean, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Olean is 664 miles. It takes approximately 11h 8m to drive from Charlotte to Olean.

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  • Distance: 493.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 4m

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

You can take a bus from Charlotte to Olean via Columbus, OH and Buffalo, NY in around 22h 40m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Charlotte to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Charlotte to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $480
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Seat
$160 - $230
Train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
12h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Premium
$270 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$100 - $160
Bus operators
Coach Erie
Phone
(814) 459-6666
Email
erie@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Buffalo to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Charlotte to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
flixbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (866) 912-6224
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
web.coachusa.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.

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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 to Columbus
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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fab.tdstickets.com
Senior 65+
$20 - $40
Youth 2-16
$21 - $40
Adult
$23 - $40
Bus from Harrisburg to Dubois, PA
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Senior 65+
$30 - $55
Youth 2-16
$30 - $55
Adult
$30 - $60
Bus from Dubois, PA to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Senior 65+
$23 - $45
Youth 2-16
$24 - $45
Adult
$26 - $50

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

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There are seven+ hotels available in Olean. Prices start at $100 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 $3.

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