Charlotte to Chapel Hill Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $19
Fastest Way Train — 2h 14min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 21 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 111 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue
Train
$28 · 2h 14min · 30 lb of CO2
CLT to DNC
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Bus
$19 · 3h 49min · 22 lb of CO2
Charlotte to Durham
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Flight
$378 · 13h 43min · 1232 lb of CO2
CLT to RDU

Charlotte to Chapel Hill Flights

There are 1 airports — CLT — that make sense to fly out of from Charlotte and 1 airports — RDU — to access Chapel Hill. The best deals are usually found by flying out of CLT.

jetBlue, Alaska Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Charlotte to Chapel Hill.

The cheapest way by air is via jetBlue and flies from Charlotte Douglas Intl (CLT) to Raleigh Durham Intl (RDU). jetBlue flies from Charlotte Douglas Intl (CLT) to Raleigh Durham Intl (RDU) and is the quickest flight to get you from Charlotte to Chapel Hill.

Drive
$15 · 2h 10min · 25 lb of CO2
Charlotte to Chapel Hill

Drive from Charlotte to Chapel Hill

It's 112 miles between Charlotte to Chapel Hill. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 10min and 2h 17min from Charlotte to Chapel Hill under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 24min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Chapel Hill 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 $14.

What is the best way to travel from Charlotte to Chapel Hill?

The are 10 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Charlotte to Chapel Hill. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Charlotte towards Durham, as it is the cheapest to Chapel Hill. It's common to find tickets for as low as $19. Greyhound operates from Charlotte to Chapel Hill, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Charlotte to Chapel Hill?

On your trip from Charlotte to Chapel Hill, 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 Charlotte to Chapel Hill NC?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Charlotte to Chapel Hill. 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 Chapel Hill is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Charlotte/Chapel Hill buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Charlotte 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 Charlotte NC and Chapel Hill 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 Charlotte to Chapel Hill? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Charlotte to Chapel Hill?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Charlotte to Chapel Hill is by bus. The bus costs $19 roughly and will take 3 hours 49 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Charlotte to Chapel Hill?

Amtrak costs about $28 between Charlotte and Chapel Hill. In total, the train will take roughly 2 hours 42 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at CLT Charlotte Amtrak, which is 2 miles from Charlotte. Further, once you arrive at DNC Durham Amtrak or you will still have 11 miles to Chapel Hill.

How long does it take from Charlotte to Chapel Hill by car?

The total distance between Charlotte and Chapel Hill is 112 miles and will take you about 2 hours 10 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $15.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Charlotte to Chapel Hill
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Charlotte to Chapel Hill
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Flight
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Charlotte to Chapel Hill
Flight
jetBlue jetBlue from Charlotte to Chapel Hill
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