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There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Charlotte by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Charlotte

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly

  1. Take the subway from Farragut West, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform to Washington Dulles International Airport, Silver Line Center Platform
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charlotte (CLT)

Train to Baltimore, fly

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

Train to Charlottesville, fly

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

Train

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

Bus via Charlotte, NC

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Charlotte, NC

Drive

  1. Drive from Washington to Charlotte

Washington to Charlotte by bus

20 Weekly Buses
7h 40m Average Duration
$28 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Washington to Charlotte is to bus, which costs $28 - $65 and takes 7h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Charlotte is to fly which costs $95 - $230 and takes 3h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington DC and arriving at Charlotte. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 40m.

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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 8h.

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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 7h 40m and costs $28 - $65.

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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 Flixbus 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 $95 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $65 and takes 7h 40m, you could also train, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8h.

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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, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Washington DC to Charlotte once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $65 and the journey takes 7h 40m. Greyhound USA also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Charlottesville to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Charlottesville to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Train operators
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Farragut West, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform to Washington Dulles International Airport, Silver Line Center Platform
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Senior / Disabled
$2 - $4
Standard Fare
$3 - $6
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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$29 - $95
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
Amtrak Acela

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $40
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $80
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $160
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Amtrak
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
Website
Amtrak
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
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $65
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$30 - $65
Adult Advance Purchase
$28 - $40
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 to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110

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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 Flixbus 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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Book your Washington to Charlotte train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Washington to Charlotte bus tickets online with FlixBus, Omio and Busbud.

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There are 257+ 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 16 min and costs $1 - $3.

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