There are 8 ways to get from Charlotte to Wilmington by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Baltimore (BWI) CLT - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak

$171 - $467

Cheapest option

Megabus, train  •  16 h 49 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Charlotte NC to Philadelphia
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Station to Wilmington Wilmington/Newark Line

$58 - $95

6 alternative options

Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Philadelphia (PHL) CLT - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak

$143 - $459

Fly to Reagan Washington, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CLT - DCA
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak

$225 - $629

Fly to Harrisburg, train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Harrisburg (MDT) CLT - MDT
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak

$222 - $690

Train  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak Crescent / ...

$70 - $200

Bus  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Richmond, Va 1082 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Wilmington, De 3038 / ...

$59 - $143

Drive  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Wilmington 509.1 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Wilmington is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Wilmington is to fly and train which costs $170 - $470 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Charlotte and Wilmington is 429 miles. The road distance is 509.1 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Charlotte to Wilmington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Wilmington. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Wilmington, De via Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Charlotte Amtrak and arriving at Wilmington Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 58 min.

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What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Wilmington, DE, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Charlotte to Wilmington twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $200 and the journey takes 9 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Wilmington via Richmond, Va in around 10 h 49 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Newport News
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Salisbury
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Columbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Columbia
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Flights from Charlotte to Harrisburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Harrisburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $440
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Richmond, Va to Wilmington, De
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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