There are 4 ways to get from Research Triangle to Charlotte by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 37 min

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

$217 - $357

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Bus  •  4 h 33 min

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

$23 - $56

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 11 min

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

$56 - $115

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Research Triangle to Charlotte 155.6 miles

$15 - $22

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No, there is no direct bus from Research Triangle to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from RDU Airport at Terminal 1 and arriving at Charlotte, Nc via Regional Transit Center and Durham, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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The distance between Research Triangle and Charlotte is 125 miles. The road distance is 155.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Research Triangle to Charlotte without a car is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Research Triangle to Charlotte, including transfers.

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Research Triangle to Charlotte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Durham, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Research Triangle to Charlotte is to fly which takes 1 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 11 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 4 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Charlotte Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Research Triangle to Charlotte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charlotte, Nc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Research Triangle to Charlotte is 156 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to drive from Research Triangle to Charlotte.

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American Airlines offers flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Charlotte Airport.

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  • Distance: 125.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min

What companies run services between Research Triangle, NC, USA and Charlotte, NC, USA?

American Airlines flies from Research Triangle to Charlotte every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Research Triangle to Charlotte 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 58 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cary Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
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.

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Contact Details
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

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