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

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Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Philadelphia (PHL) CLT - PHL
  2. Take the train from Chester to Wilmington

$95 - $313

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Bus Megabus  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, NC to Washington
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Wilmington, De 7910 / ...

$55 - $101

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Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 16 min

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

$171 - $467

Fly to Reagan Washington, train  •  4 h 52 min

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

$225 - $629

Train  •  9 h 58 min

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

$70 - $200

Bus  •  10 h 43 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

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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 43 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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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 9 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min 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, depart from Charlotte Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Wilmington is to train which takes 9 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 38 min.

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

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

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 43 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Newport News
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Columbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
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 Philadelphia via Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
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 Wilmington
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Columbia
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
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 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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

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
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
Bus from Washington, Dc to Wilmington, De
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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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 8 h 42 min to drive from Charlotte to Wilmington.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Charlotte Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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

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There are 97+ hotels available in Wilmington. Prices start at $69 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 .

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