There are 5 ways to get from Chapel Hill to Charleston by train, car, bus or plane

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

Train, drive  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Durham Amtrak to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Selma-Smithfield Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
  3. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$82 - $193

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, NC to Charleston, SC 0972

$58 - $91

3 alternative options

Bus via Florence  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc
  3. Take the bus from Florence to Charleston, SC

$67 - $129

Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Chapel Hill to Charleston 309.9 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  5 h 39 min

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

$199 - $981

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chapel Hill to Charleston is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chapel Hill to Charleston is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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The distance between Chapel Hill and Charleston is 224 miles. The road distance is 309.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 10 h 17 min to get from Chapel Hill to Charleston, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chapel Hill to Charleston. However, there are services departing from E Franklin St at Coffee Shop and arriving at Mary St / Meeting St via Durham, Nc, Raleigh, Nc, Fayetteville, Nc, Florence and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Chapel Hill, NC, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

You can take a bus from Chapel Hill to Charleston via GoDurham Station, Durham, Nc, Raleigh, Nc, Fayetteville, Nc, Florence, Sc, Florence, Charleston, SC, and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave in around 11 h 10 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Chapel Hill to Charleston hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Durham Amtrak to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Selma-Smithfield Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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 Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
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
Bus from Raleigh, NC to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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