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

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Drive, train  •  9 h 27 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  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Myrtle Beach Savannah
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach to Raleigh, NC Savannah

$63 - $111

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Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Chapel Hill 309.6 miles

$30 - $45

Fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  6 h 33 min

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

$139 - $631

Fly to Greensboro/High Point, bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) CHS - GSO
  2. Take the bus from Coble Transportation Center to N Columbia St at W Franklin St

$171 - $831

Questions & Answers

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, Myrtle Beach, Raleigh, Nc and GoDurham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 32 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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The best way to get from Charleston to Chapel Hill without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to get from Charleston to Chapel Hill, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Charleston to Chapel Hill is to bus which takes 10 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 6 h 33 min.

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There is no direct flight from Charleston Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 14 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Charleston to Chapel Hill.
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  • Distance: 223.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 27 min

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

You can take a bus from Charleston to Chapel Hill via Dorchester Rd / Allen, Charleston, SC, Myrtle Beach, Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, Nc, Durham, Nc, and GoDurham Station in around 10 h 32 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Charleston to Chapel Hill hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 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
$35 - $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 Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Myrtle Beach to Raleigh, NC
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
PART NC
Phone
+1 336-662-0002
Website
partnc.org
Bus from Coble Transportation Center to N Columbia St at W Franklin St
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
partnc.org

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There are 105+ hotels available in Chapel Hill. Prices start at $67 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 .

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