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There are 5 ways to get from Charlotte to Virginia Beach by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Norfolk, line 960 bus  •  3h 36m

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Norfolk (ORF) CLT - ORF
  2. Take the line 960 bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th

$132 - $206

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Bus  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte to Richmond "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Richmond to Virginia Beach "Greyhound"

$57 - $80

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Fly to Newport News, bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Newport News (PHF) CLT - PHF
  2. Take the bus from Newport News to Virginia Beach Amtrak Bus Stop

Train  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station Carolinian
  2. Take the train from Petersburg Amtrak Station to Norfolk Northeast Regional

$92 - $151

Drive  •  6h 10m

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Virginia Beach 342.4 miles

$30 - $50

Charlotte to Virginia Beach by bus

The bus journey time between Charlotte and Virginia Beach is around 11h 45m and covers a distance of around 457 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 11h 45m. Services are operated by Greyhound USA. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Charlotte to Virginia Beach bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Virginia Beach is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Charlotte to Virginia Beach is to fly and line 960 bus which takes 3h 36m and costs $130 - $210.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Virginia Beach. However, there are services departing from Charlotte and arriving at Virginia Beach via Richmond. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h.

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The distance between Charlotte and Virginia Beach is 296 miles. The road distance is 342.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Virginia Beach without a car is to train which takes 9h 43m and costs $90 - $160.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from Charlotte to Virginia Beach, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Virginia Beach is to train which takes 9h 43m and costs $90 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 11h.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 17m.

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Charlotte to Virginia Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Virginia Beach station.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Virginia Beach.
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  • Distance: 295.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 36m

What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Virginia Beach, VA, USA?

You can take a train from Charlotte to Virginia Beach via Petersburg Amtrak Station, Norfolk, Harbor Park Station, Newtown Road Station, and Newtown Rd Station in around 9h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Virginia Beach via Richmond in around 11h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Flights from Charlotte to Newport News
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
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 Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $130
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Petersburg Amtrak Station to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
Website
gohrt.com
Bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohrt.com
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
Bus from Newport News to Virginia Beach Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.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 Richmond
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Bus from Richmond to Virginia Beach
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$35 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Virginia Beach is 342 miles. It takes approximately 6h 10m to drive from Charlotte to Virginia Beach.

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Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Charlotte Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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There are 558+ hotels available in Virginia Beach. 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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