Arlington to Charlotte Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $52
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 30min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 60 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 326 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
Bus
$53 · 11h 2min · 61 lb of CO2
Washington to Charlotte
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Train
$76 · 7h 24min · 83 lb of CO2
WAS to CLT
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Flight
$261 · 5h 31min · 496 lb of CO2
DCA to CLT
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Arlington to Charlotte Flights

There are 3 airports — DCA, IAD, BWI — that make sense to fly out of from Arlington and 1 airports — CLT — to access Charlotte. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAD.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Charlotte from Arlington, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$44 · 5h 45min · 66 lb of CO2
Arlington to Charlotte

Drive from Arlington to Charlotte

It's 326 miles between Arlington to Charlotte. On a typical day, it might take between 5h 45min and 6h 2min from Arlington to Charlotte under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 6h 20min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Charlotte by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $43.

What is the best way to travel from Arlington to Charlotte?

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Arlington to Charlotte. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Arlington to Charlotte?

On your trip from Arlington to Charlotte, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Arlington to Charlotte NC?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Arlington to Charlotte. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Charlotte is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Arlington/Charlotte buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Arlington is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Arlington VA and Charlotte during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Arlington to Charlotte? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Charlotte traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Charlotte is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Arlington to Charlotte?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Arlington to Charlotte is by bus. The bus costs $52 roughly and will take 10 hours 43 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Arlington to Charlotte?

Amtrak costs about $78 between Arlington and Charlotte. In total, the train will take roughly 7 hours 33 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at WAS Washington Union Station, which is 6 miles from Arlington. Further, once you arrive at CLT Charlotte Amtrak or you will still have 2 miles to Charlotte.

How long does it take from Arlington to Charlotte by car?

The total distance between Arlington and Charlotte is 326 miles and will take you about 5 hours 45 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $44.

Travel companies on this route

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Amtrak Amtrak from Arlington to Charlotte
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