There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Charlotte by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3 h 15 min

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

$144 - $395

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Bus Megabus  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Charlotte, NC

$40 - $51

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI 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 29 min

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

$60 - $170

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

Bus Greyhound USA #2  •  11 h 55 min

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

$45 - $120

Drive  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Charlotte 398.6 miles

$35 - $60

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Charlotte without a car is to train which takes 7 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Washington to Charlotte, including transfers.

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Washington to Charlotte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Charlotte is to fly which takes 3 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 9 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Charlotte Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Washington to Charlotte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charlotte, Nc 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 15 min

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

American Airlines flies 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 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Charlottesville to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 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
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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 Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 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
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 Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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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Washington to Charlotte train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charlotte Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Charlotte is 399 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to drive from Washington to Charlotte.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Charlotte Airport.

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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 Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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