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

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3h 27m

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

$126 - $306

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Bus  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Charlotte, NC Washington

$34 - $58

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  3h 48m

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

$86 - $170

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  3h 44m

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

$61 - $2,764

Train to Charlottesville, fly  •  5h 33m

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

$173 - $686

Bus via Arlington  •  8h 34m

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

$59 - $65

Train  •  9h 48m

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

$55 - $85

Bus #2  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Charlotte "Greyhound"

$45 - $70

Drive  •  6h 42m

  1. Drive from Washington to Charlotte 398.4 miles

$35 - $60

Washington to Charlotte by train

The train journey time between Washington and Charlotte is around 9h 21m and covers a distance of around 480 miles. The fastest train normally takes 7h 50m. Operated by Amtrak, the Washington to Charlotte train service departs from Washington Union Station and arrives in Charlotte Amtrak Station. Typically nine trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Washington to Charlotte train schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Washington to Charlotte is to bus, which costs $30 - $60 and takes 8h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Charlotte is to fly which costs $120 - $310 and takes 3h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington and arriving at Charlotte. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Charlotte Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 48m.

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The distance between Washington and Charlotte is 331 miles. The road distance is 398.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Charlotte without a car is to bus which takes 8h 26m and costs $30 - $60.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Washington to Charlotte, including transfers.

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

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Washington to Charlotte train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Charlotte is to fly which takes 3h 27m and costs $120 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $60 and takes 8h 26m, you could also train, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9h 48m.

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  • Distance: 330.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 27m

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

American Airlines flies from Washington to Charlotte every 2 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Washington to Charlotte, NC once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 8h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Asheville
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Charlottesville to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $230
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Flights from Charlottesville to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $140
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 Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Washington Union Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$250 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$110 - $170
Bus operators
Megabus
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Arlington to Charlotte, NC
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$57 - $61
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.

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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 to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $120

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Charlotte Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 33m.

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Washington to Charlotte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charlotte station.

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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 398 miles. It takes approximately 6h 42m 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 227+ hotels available in Charlotte. Prices start at $100 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 $2 - $3.

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