There are 9 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.

Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to Charlotte  •  7 h 1 min

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

$197 - $510

Cheapest option

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Charlotte  •  8 h 3 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

7 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to Columbia, bus  •  10 h 20 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

Fly San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg, bus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) SFO - GSP
  2. Take the bus from Greenville, Sc to Charlotte, Nc

$214 - $776

Bus  •  2 days 13 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

Train, bus  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Charlotte, Nc

$399 - $1,185

Train, bus via Atlanta GA  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta GA to Charlotte

$377 - $1,033

Train  •  3 days 9 h

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

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Charlotte is to fly which costs $190 - $550 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Charlotte is to fly which costs $190 - $550 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from San Francisco to Charlotte, including transfers.

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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 13 h.

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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 13 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Charlotte via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Columbia via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Charlotte via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Greenville/Spartanburg via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Transit Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
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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 Greenville, Sc to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hourly
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
Hourly
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 Toledo, Oh to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta GA to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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