There are 7 ways to get from Baltimore to Charleston by plane, train, subway, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Baltimore  •  3 h 42 min

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

$167 - $627

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 46 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 to Charleston, SC

$79 - $173

5 alternative options

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  4 h 30 min

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

$169 - $527

Train, subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  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, drive  •  12 h 52 min

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

$93 - $249

Bus via Raleigh, NC  •  16 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Raleigh, NC to Charleston, SC

$87 - $163

Drive  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Baltimore to Charleston 578.2 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Baltimore to Charleston is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Baltimore to Charleston is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 3 h 42 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Baltimore to Charleston, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Baltimore to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Baltimore Downtown, Md and arriving at Mary St / Meeting St via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, NC and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 22 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Baltimore to Charleston every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Baltimore to Charleston via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, Raleigh, NC, Charleston, SC, and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave in around 16 h 22 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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 Raleigh, NC to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Florence to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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