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There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Charleston Amtrak by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Charleston  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Charleston (CHS) BOS - CHS

$125 - $472

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 95 Canal St. to Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet Star Line Express / ...

$97 - $98

4 alternative options

Fly to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Myrtle Beach (MYR) BOS - MYR
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach, SC to Charleston, SC

$146 - $612

Train  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Charleston Amtrak Station Palmetto / ...

$177 - $441

Bus, train  •  18 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Charleston Amtrak Station Palmetto / ...

$121 - $322

Drive  •  16 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Charleston Amtrak 973.3 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Charleston Amtrak is to bus which costs $97 - $98 and takes 20 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which costs $120 - $480 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Charleston Amtrak. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at Rivers Ave / Piggly Wiggly Dr via New York, NY - 95 Canal St. and Rivers Ave / Credit Union Ln. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Charleston Amtrak station. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Charleston Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 18 min.

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The distance between Boston and Charleston Amtrak is 821 miles. The road distance is 973.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Charleston Amtrak without a car is to train which takes 18 h 18 min and costs $170 - $450.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Boston to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.

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Boston to Charleston Amtrak bus services, operated by Lucky Star Bus, depart from Boston, MA station.

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Boston to Charleston Amtrak train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which takes 5 h 23 min and costs $120 - $480. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $450 and takes 18 h 18 min, you could also bus, which costs $97 - $98 and takes 20 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Charleston Amtrak.
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  • Distance: 821.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Charleston Amtrak, SC, USA?

Delta, JetBlue Airways and three other airlines fly from Boston to Charleston Amtrak hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Charleston Amtrak via New York Penn Station in around 18 h 18 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$75 - $160
Business Class
$110 - $200
First Class
$291
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Bus operators
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Starline Bus
Website
starlinebus.com
Bus from New York, NY - 95 Canal St. to Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
starlinebus.com
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gotobus.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Boston to Charleston Amtrak bus services, operated by Starline Bus, arrive at Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet station.

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Boston to Charleston Amtrak train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charleston Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Charleston Amtrak is 973 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 22 min to drive from Boston to Charleston Amtrak.

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Delta, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 355+ hotels available in Charleston Amtrak. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2 - $6.

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