There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Charlotte by plane, train, subway, 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 from Reagan Washington  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charlotte (CLT) DCA - CLT

$144 - $395

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA #2  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Charlotte, Nc 1051

$45 - $120

7 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Charlotte (CLT) BWI - CLT

$157 - $412

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charlotte (CLT) IAD - CLT

$140 - $562

Train to Charlottesville, fly  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Charlotte (CLT) CHO - CLT

$242 - $495

Train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak Crescent / ...

$60 - $170

Bus La Cubana  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Arlington, VA to Charlotte, NC Atlanta route

$164 - $167

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlotte, Nc 1041 / ...

$52 - $122

Drive  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Charlotte 398.6 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Charlotte is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Charlotte is to fly which costs $140 - $400 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Washington and Charlotte is 331 miles. The road distance is 398.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Washington to Charlotte, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Charlotte, Nc. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Charlotte Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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There are 259+ hotels available in Charlotte. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Washington to Charlotte train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Penn Station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Charlotte.
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  • Distance: 330.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Charlotte, NC, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Charlotte hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Charlotte twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $170 and the journey takes 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Columbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Charlottesville to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Charlottesville to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Charlotte, NC
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
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 Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
Bus from Washington, Dc to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120

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