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There are 7 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.

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Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4h 17m

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

$172 - $467

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Bus  •  11h 30m

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

$59 - $143

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Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  4h 33m

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

$144 - $459

Fly to Reagan Washington, train  •  4h 57m

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

$226 - $629

Train  •  9h 58m

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

$70 - $200

Bus, train  •  11h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, NC to Washington
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station Acela Express / ...

$117 - $287

Drive  •  8h 42m

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Wilmington 509.1 miles

$50 - $75

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

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Wilmington is to fly and train which costs $170 - $470 and takes 4h 17m.

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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 11h 30m.

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

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

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Wilmington without a car is to train which takes 9h 58m and costs $70 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4h 17m to get from Charlotte to Wilmington, including transfers.

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

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Charlotte to Wilmington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charlotte Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Wilmington is to train which takes 9h 58m and costs $70 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 11h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Wilmington.
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  • Distance: 428.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 17m

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 9h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Wilmington via Richmond, Va in around 11h 30m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Newport News
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
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

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 Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Richmond, Va to Wilmington, De
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Baltimore Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Charlotte to Wilmington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Wilmington, De station.

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Charlotte to Wilmington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Wilmington Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Wilmington is 509 miles. It takes approximately 8h 42m to drive from Charlotte to Wilmington.

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

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

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There are 102+ hotels available in Wilmington. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25m and costs $3.

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