There are 12 ways to get from Richmond to Charlotte by plane, bus, night bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Richmond  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Charlotte (CLT) RIC - CLT

$162 - $374

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

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

$30 - $85

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Bus to Charlottesville, fly  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Charlotte (CLT) CHO - CLT

$224 - $456

Bus to Lynchburg, fly  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Lynchburg, Va
  2. Fly from Lynchburg (LYH) to Charlotte (CLT) LYH - CLT

$339 - $470

Night bus to Norfolk, fly  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the night bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
  2. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Charlotte (CLT) ORF - CLT

$168 - $422

Bus to Raleigh/Durham, fly  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
  2. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Charlotte (CLT) RDU - CLT

$235 - $414

Train, bus to Newport News, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak to Williamsburg Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Wmbg Transp Center to Warwick Blvd + Elmhurst St
  3. Fly from Newport News (PHF) to Charlotte (CLT) PHF - CLT

$234 - $626

Bus to Washington Dulles, fly  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charlotte (CLT) IAD - CLT

$158 - $600

Megabus, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Richmond to Durham via Fayetteville
  2. Take the train from Durham Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak Piedmont / ...

$51 - $111

Bus via Greensboro, Nc  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Greensboro, Nc 1081 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Charlotte, Nc 1041 / ...

$43 - $100

Train  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak Carolinian

$125 - $335

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Charlotte 292.5 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Charlotte is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Charlotte is to fly which costs $160 - $380 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Charlotte is 249 miles. The road distance is 292.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Richmond to Charlotte, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at Charlotte, Nc. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Richmond to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from Richmond Main Street Amtrak and arriving at Charlotte Amtrak via Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 33 min.

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What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Charlotte, NC, USA?

American Airlines flies from Richmond to Charlotte every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Richmond to Charlotte via Greensboro, Nc in around 7 h 14 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Lynchburg to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Norfolk to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Newport News to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Norfolk to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak to Williamsburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Durham Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$270 - $370
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Richmond, Va to Lynchburg, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Night bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $85
WATA
Phone
+1 757-220-5493
Website
gowata.org
Bus from Wmbg Transp Center to Warwick Blvd + Elmhurst St
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gowata.org
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Richmond to Durham
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Richmond to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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