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

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3h 28m

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

$116 - $336

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Night bus  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the night bus from Washington DC to Charlotte FlixBus

$21 - $31

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  3h 45m

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

$96 - $340

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  3h 43m

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

$86 - $334

Train to Charlottesville, fly  •  5h 34m

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

$118 - $446

Train  •  7h 50m

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

$50 - $75

Bus via Arlington  •  8h 34m

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

$59 - $65

Bus  •  11h 55m

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

$45 - $70

Drive  •  6h 43m

  1. Drive from Washington to Charlotte 398.6 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Charlotte is to night bus which costs $21 - $35 and takes 7h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Charlotte is to fly which costs $110 - $340 and takes 3h 28m.

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

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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 twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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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 7h 50m and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m 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, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Charlotte is to fly which takes 3h 28m and costs $110 - $340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 7h 50m, you could also bus via Arlington, which costs $55 - $65 and takes 8h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Charlotte.
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  • Distance: 330.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 28m

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 Union Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Charlottesville to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $360
Flights from Charlottesville to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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 Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
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 Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
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 Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
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
7h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Arlington to Charlotte, NC
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
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.

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 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $70
Flexible
$75 - $120
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Washington DC to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Charlotte Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Washington to Charlotte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charlotte, Nc 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 399 miles. It takes approximately 6h 43m 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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Book your Washington to Charlotte train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Washington to Charlotte bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 488+ 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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