New Mid-State Express bus service connects Winston-Salem to Fayetteville corridor

Passengers ride aboard Sunway Charter’s comfortable 56-passenger commuter coaches

CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 12, 2022 – A smart, easy, affordable way to travel to and from Winston-Salem and Fayetteville, North Carolina, has arrived. Mid-State Express provides daily round-trip intercity bus service to and from Winston-Salem and Fayetteville with stops in Lexington, High Point, Asheboro, Siler City and Sanford.

The service was launched in July by local operator Sunway Charters in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

Outbound service at both the Winston-Salem and Fayetteville Transportation Centers begins each day, on-time at 9 a.m., with return trips departing at 2 p.m. Mid-State Express service operates seven days a week, 365 days a year to better connect riders who want to commute to jobs and schools, visit relatives or get to medical appointments and other places without a car.

Sunway Charters has dedicated four highway-style intercity coaches to the service. The 56-passenger coaches feature reclining forward-facing seats, individual reading lights and airflow controls, power outlets and free Wi-Fi. Each coach is equipped with a wheelchair lift in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Sunway Charters also operates the Mountaineer East/West intercity bus service from Winston-Salem, serving Boone, Wilkesboro, Hamptonville and Greensboro, and the Mountaineer North/South route, serving Charlotte, Gastonia, Lincolnton, Hickory, Lenior and Boone.

In partnership with NCDOT, Sunway Charter’s fixed-route services give passengers a comfortable and affordable alternative to driving between major cities throughout the state. Travelers can reach an even wider selection of destinations when they coordinate their travel with Amtrak and other individual carrier bus services linked to several of the stops on the routes.

For detailed information about the locations of stops and departure times and to purchase tickets online, visit Passengers must have exact change to purchase tickets on board the bus.

With locations in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Jacksonville, and Myrtle Beach, Sunway is the largest charter service for the Carolinas. Learn more here.