There are 6 ways to get from Charleston to Chapel Hill by car, train, 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

Drive, train  •  9 h 10 min

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

$82 - $192

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 6 min

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

$58 - $91

4 alternative options

Bus via Florence  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Florence 0987
  2. Take the bus from Florence, Sc to Raleigh, Nc 1008

$60 - $116

Bus via Columbia, Sc  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Columbia, SC
  2. Take the bus from Columbia, Sc to Winston Salem, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc

$63 - $131

Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Chapel Hill 309.6 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  5 h 38 min

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

$139 - $631

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Charleston and Chapel Hill is 224 miles. The road distance is 309.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 9 h 10 min to get from Charleston to Chapel Hill, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleston to Chapel Hill. However, there are services departing from Mary St / Meeting St and arriving at E Franklin St at Varsity Theatre via Charleston, SC, Florence, Sc, Raleigh, Nc and GoDurham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 16 min.

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

You can take a bus from Charleston to Chapel Hill via N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave, Charleston, SC, Florence, Florence, Sc, Raleigh, Nc, Durham, Nc, and GoDurham Station in around 10 h 16 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Charleston to Chapel Hill hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Yemassee Amtrak to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 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
Train from Selma-Smithfield Amtrak to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 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
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston, SC to Florence
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston, SC to Raleigh, NC
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston, SC to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
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 Florence, Sc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Columbia, Sc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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