There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Charlotte by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly San Francisco to Charlotte  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Charlotte (CLT) SFO - CLT

$197 - $510

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Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Charlotte  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Charlotte (CLT) SJC - CLT

$152 - $665

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Fly San Francisco to Columbia, bus  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Columbia (CAE) SFO - CAE
  2. Take the bus from Columbia, Sc to Charlotte, Nc

$331 - $1,098

Bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  4. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Charlotte, Nc

$280 - $711

Bus, train  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, CA to Los Angeles, CA
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Charlotte Amtrak

$372 - $1,113

Train, bus  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Charlotte, Nc

$367 - $1,135

Train  •  3 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak

$449 - $1,355

Drive  •  43 h 23 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Charlotte 2729.9 miles

$260 - $390

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Charlotte, Nc via Los Angeles, Ca, Dallas, Tx and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 h.

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The distance between San Francisco and Charlotte is 2310 miles. The road distance is 2729.9 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Charlotte without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 12 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from San Francisco to Charlotte, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Charlotte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Charlotte is to fly which takes 6 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 12 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 3 days 9 h.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Charlotte Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 53 min.

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San Francisco to Charlotte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charlotte, Nc station.

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Charlotte is 3 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 6:13 PM in San Francisco and 9:13 PM in Charlotte.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Charlotte is 2730 miles. It takes approximately 43 h 23 min to drive from San Francisco to Charlotte.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Charlotte.
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  • Distance: 2310.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Charlotte, NC, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Charlotte hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Charlotte via Los Angeles, Ca, Dallas, Tx, and Atlanta, Ga in around 2 days 12 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Room
$430 - $600
Train from Richmond Transit Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$290 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Business Coach Seat
$600 - $900
Room
$1,100 - $1,600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Room
$220 - $320
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 Columbia, Sc to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $110
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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Delta, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Charlotte Airport.

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Book your San Francisco to Charlotte bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and two other operators.

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There are 289+ hotels available in Charlotte. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs .

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