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There are 6 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  2h 5m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charlotte (CLT) IAD - CLT

$136 - $551

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  14h 22m

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

$54 - $132

4 alternative options

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charlotte (CLT) DCA - CLT

$152 - $404

Train  •  9h 31m

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

$70 - $172

Bus La Cubana  •  9h 51m

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

$170 - $176

Drive  •  6h 55m

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte 374 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte is to fly which costs $130 - $550 and takes 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at Charlotte, NC via N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay E, Ballston Station & Bus Bay F and Arlington, VA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 51m.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Charlotte is 320 miles. The road distance is 374 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte without a car is to train which takes 9h 31m and costs $65 - $180.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte, including transfers.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte bus services, operated by La Cubana, depart from Arlington, VA station.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte is to fly which takes 2h 5m and costs $130 - $550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 9h 31m, you could also bus, which costs $170 - $180 and takes 9h 51m.

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

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte bus services, operated by La Cubana, arrive at Charlotte, NC station.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte.
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  • Distance: 320.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 5m

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Charlotte, NC, USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $160 and the journey takes 7h 31m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
Frequency
Twice 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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Charlotte, NC
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte is 374 miles. It takes approximately 6h 55m to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlotte.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlotte Airport.

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There are 272+ hotels available in Charlotte. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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