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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak Piedmont / ...

$35 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Nc to Charlotte, Nc 1041 / ...

$21 - $53

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Charlotte 165.6 miles

$16 - $24

Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Charlotte (CLT) RDU - CLT

$213 - $365

Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
  2. Fly from Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) to Charlotte (CLT) FAY - CLT

$180 - $900

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Charlotte is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Charlotte is to drive which takes 2 h 50 min and costs $16 - $24.

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The distance between Raleigh and Charlotte is 209 km. The road distance is 265 km.

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The train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak takes 3 h 10 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Charlotte, Nc via Durham, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Charlotte Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Charlotte, NC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Raleigh to Charlotte 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Raleigh to Charlotte every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Durham, Nc to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28

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