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

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Fly to Baltimore, line 70 bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Baltimore (BWI) CHS - BWI
  2. Take the line 70 bus from Cromwell Light Rail Station Bay 2 to CALVERT ST & BLADEN ST fs wb

$169 - $636

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Bus  •  18 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Raleigh, NC
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  4. Take the bus from N CAPITOL ST & H ST nb to CALVERT ST & WEST ST fs nb 220 / ...

$79 - $163

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Fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CHS - DCA
  2. Take the bus from MASSACHUSETTES AVE & 5TH ST NW eb to CALVERT ST & WEST ST fs nb

$108 - $374

Fly to Washington Dulles, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Washington Dulles (IAD) CHS - IAD
  2. Take the bus from INDEPENDENCE AVE & 7&6 ST SW mid eb to CALVERT ST & WEST ST fs nb

$144 - $378

Drive, train  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Yemassee Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Yemassee Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak Station Palmetto

$96 - $263

Drive  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Annapolis 565.7 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Charleston to Annapolis is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleston to Annapolis is to fly and line 70 bus which costs $160 - $650 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleston to Annapolis. However, there are services departing from Mary St / Meeting St and arriving at CALVERT ST & WEST ST fs nb via Charleston, SC, Raleigh, Nc, Richmond, Va and N CAPITOL ST & H ST nb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 51 min.

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The distance between Charleston and Annapolis is 472 miles. The road distance is 565.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Annapolis without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 51 min and costs $75 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to get from Charleston to Annapolis, including transfers.

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Charleston to Annapolis bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, depart from Charleston, SC station.

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The quickest flight from Charleston Airport to Baltimore Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Charleston to Annapolis bus services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at CALVERT ST & WEST ST fs nb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleston to Annapolis is 566 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 20 min to drive from Charleston to Annapolis.

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  • Distance: 472.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

You can take a bus from Charleston to Annapolis via Charleston, SC, Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, Nc, Richmond, Va, Washington, Dc, and N CAPITOL ST & H ST nb in around 18 h 51 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charleston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charleston to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
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 Yemassee Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$350 - $480
Bus operators
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from Cromwell Light Rail Station Bay 2 to CALVERT ST & BLADEN ST fs wb
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from MASSACHUSETTES AVE & 5TH ST NW eb to CALVERT ST & WEST ST fs nb
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from INDEPENDENCE AVE & 7&6 ST SW mid eb to CALVERT ST & WEST ST fs nb
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from N CAPITOL ST & H ST nb to CALVERT ST & WEST ST fs nb
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
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 Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Charleston Airport to Baltimore Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Annapolis. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Charleston Airport is to Shuttle Bus which takes 30 min and costs $25.

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