There are 8 ways to get from Baltimore to Charleston by plane, train, subway, car or bus

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Fly from Baltimore  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Charleston (CHS) BWI - CHS

$167 - $627

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Train, bus  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from PENN STATION MARC sb to UNION STATION MARC Washington
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Columbia, SC
  3. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston

$74 - $118

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Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charleston (CHS) DCA - CHS

$169 - $527

Train, subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charleston (CHS) IAD - CHS

$205 - $534

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charleston (CHS) PHL - CHS

$271 - $939

Train, drive  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station to Yemassee Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$93 - $249

Bus  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Florence, Sc
  3. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Charleston

$76 - $170

Drive  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Charleston 578.2 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from Baltimore to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Downtown, Md and arriving at Charleston via Richmond, Va and Florence, SC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 33 min.

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The distance between Baltimore and Charleston is 490 miles. The road distance is 578.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Baltimore to Charleston, including transfers.

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Baltimore to Charleston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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The best way to get from Baltimore to Charleston is to fly which takes 3 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Baltimore to Charleston bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, arrive at Charleston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Baltimore to Charleston is 578 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to drive from Baltimore to Charleston.

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Delta, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Baltimore Airport to Charleston Airport.

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  • Distance: 489.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

What companies run services between Baltimore, MD, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Baltimore to Charleston every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Baltimore to Charleston via Richmond, Va, Florence, Sc, and Florence, SC in around 15 h 33 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $500
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from PENN STATION MARC sb to UNION STATION MARC Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus operators
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 Baltimore Downtown, Md to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Richmond, Va to Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Florence, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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