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

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Train, drive  •  10h 10m

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

$82 - $193

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Bus Megabus  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Columbia, SC
  2. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston Atlanta

$50 - $78

3 alternative options

Bus via Florence, Sc  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the bus from N Columbia St at W Franklin St to GoRaleigh Station Crx
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Florence, Sc
  3. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Charleston

$50 - $95

Drive  •  5h 7m

  1. Drive from Chapel Hill to Charleston 309.9 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  6h 10m

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

$176 - $981

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Chapel Hill to Charleston. However, there are services departing from S Columbia St at Abernethy Hall and arriving at Charleston via Durham, NC and Columbia, SC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 5m.

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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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The best way to get from Chapel Hill to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 11h 5m and costs $50 - $80.

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

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Chapel Hill to Charleston bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Durham, NC station.

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The best way to get from Chapel Hill to Charleston is to bus which takes 11h 5m and costs $50 - $80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $170 - $1,000 and takes 6h 10m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Chapel Hill to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 223.7 miles
  • Duration: 10h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Chapel Hill to Charleston via Chapel Hill St at Duke St, Durham, NC, and Columbia, SC in around 11h 5m. Alternatively, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines 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
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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 Durham Amtrak Station to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
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 Station to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
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
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Florence, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from N Columbia St at W Franklin St to GoRaleigh Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
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.

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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 Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Chapel Hill to Charleston is 310 miles. It takes approximately 5h 7m to drive from Chapel Hill to Charleston.

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

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There are 941+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $127 USD per night.

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