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

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Train  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Cary Amtrak Station to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station Carolinian
  2. Take the train from Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station Palmetto

$63 - $152

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Cary to Charleston Amtrak 280.9 miles

$27 - $40

Fly from Raleigh/Durham  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Charleston (CHS) RDU - CHS

$177 - $962

Train to Charlotte, fly  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Cary Amtrak Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Charleston (CHS) CLT - CHS

$225 - $1,199

Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
  2. Fly from Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) to Charleston (CHS) FAY - CHS

$255 - $1,249

Train to Greensboro/High Point, fly  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the train from Cary Amtrak Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Greensboro/High Point (GSO) to Charleston (CHS) GSO - CHS

$206 - $1,016

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The cheapest way to get from Cary to Charleston Amtrak is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Cary to Charleston Amtrak is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cary station to Charleston Amtrak station. However, there are services departing from Cary Amtrak Station and arriving at Charleston Amtrak Station via Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 56m.

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The distance between Cary and Charleston Amtrak is 214 miles. The road distance is 280.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cary to Charleston Amtrak without a car is to train which takes 5h 56m and costs $60 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from Cary to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cary to Charleston Amtrak is to train which takes 5h 56m and costs $60 - $160. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $1,000 and takes 7h 6m.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 22m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Cary to Charleston Amtrak.
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  • Distance: 214.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 56m

What companies run services between Cary, NC, USA and Charleston Amtrak, SC, USA?

You can take a train from Cary to Charleston Amtrak via Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station in around 5h 56m. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Cary to Charleston Amtrak hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Charleston via Charlotte, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Charleston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Train operators
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 Cary Amtrak Station to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Train from Cary Amtrak Station to Charlotte Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Cary Amtrak Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
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 Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Cary to Charleston Amtrak is 281 miles. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Cary to Charleston Amtrak.

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United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Charleston Airport.

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