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There are 7 ways to get from North Carolina to Maine by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Charlotte  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Portland (PWM) CLT - PWM

$151 - $652

Cheapest option

Bus Wanda Coach  •  19 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, NC to New York, NY Charlotte
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Portland, ME New York

$98 - $120

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Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Portland (PWM) RDU - PWM

$114 - $486

Train, bus  •  21 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
  3. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Portland, ME

$154 - $450

Bus Greyhound USA  •  21 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny
  3. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Portland, ME

$99 - $257

Train  •  21 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Lynchburg Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
  3. Take the train from Boston North Station to Portland Transportation Center

$200 - $442

Drive  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Portland 941.6 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from North Carolina to Maine is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 16 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from North Carolina to Maine is to fly which costs $150 - $650 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from North Carolina to Maine. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Congress St + Hampshire St via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Boston, MA - South Station and Congress St + Valley St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 39 min.

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The distance between North Carolina and Maine is 878 miles. The road distance is 941.6 miles.

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The best way to get from North Carolina to Maine without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 13 min and costs $95 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from North Carolina to Maine, including transfers.

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North Carolina to Maine bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlotte, Nc station.

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The best way to get from North Carolina to Maine is to fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs $150 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $120 and takes 19 h 13 min, you could also train, which costs $200 - $450 and takes 21 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Portland Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 8 min.

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North Carolina to Maine bus services, operated by Concord Coach Lines, arrive at Portland, ME station.

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Map of how to get from North Carolina to Maine.
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  • Distance: 878.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

What companies run services between North Carolina, USA and Maine, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Charlotte to South Portland Gardens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Portland via Charlotte, NC, New York, NY, Portland, ME, and Portland Transportation Center in around 19 h 13 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Portland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Portland via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Portland
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to Portland via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to Portland via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Portland via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Portland via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Portland via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Portland via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Portland via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Portland via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Portland via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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 to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $500
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Lynchburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Boston North Station to Portland Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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 New York Penn Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$45 - $160
Business Class
$85 - $200
First Class
$200 - $300
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$190 - $250
Bus operators
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Charlotte, NC to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Concord Coach Lines
Website
concordcoachlines.com
Bus from New York, NY to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
concordcoachlines.com
Book at
webstore.concordcoachlines.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Boston Sth Station, MA to Portland, ME
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
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.

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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Boston, Ma to Portland, Me
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between North Carolina to Maine is 942 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 7 min to drive from North Carolina to Maine.

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

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There are six+ hotels available in Maine. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from North Carolina to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25 min and costs $1 - $2.

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