How far is Charlotte, N.C. from Washington, D.C. if you're driving?

Would it take me a long time to drive to Charlotte, N.C. from Washington, D.C.? My daughter is having her wedding there and I really want to go, but I don’t feel comfortable getting on a plane right now.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Congratulations to your daughter! Luckily, Charlotte, North Carolina. is only a six-hour drive from Washington, D.C., although your actual travel time will depend on traffic. The distance between the two cities is just over 400 miles.
If you’re worried about the length of the drive, consider planning some stops along the way to break up the trip! You could
try a new restaurant
, visit a weird roadside attraction, or even find a hotel or campsite to spend the night. That way, you won’t be driving for six hours straight and your trip might be a little more fun!
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