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There are 4 ways to get from Charleston to Charlotte by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston to Columbia, SC Charleston
  2. Take the bus from Columbia, Sc to Charlotte, Nc 1090 / ...

$39 - $70

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Charlotte 209 miles

$20 - $30

Fly from Charleston  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Charlotte (CLT) CHS - CLT

$138 - $628

Drive to Hilton Head, fly  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head
  2. Fly from Hilton Head (HHH) to Charlotte (CLT) HHH - CLT

$93 - $448

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The cheapest way to get from Charleston to Charlotte is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleston to Charlotte is to fly which costs $130 - $650 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleston to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from Charleston and arriving at Charlotte, Nc via Columbia, Sc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Charleston and Charlotte is 178 miles. The road distance is 209 miles.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Charlotte without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 10 min and costs $35 - $75.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Charleston to Charlotte, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Charleston to Charlotte is to bus which takes 5 h 10 min and costs $35 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $130 - $650 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Charleston Airport to Charlotte Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Charleston to Charlotte bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charlotte, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from Charleston to Charlotte.
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  • Distance: 178.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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

You can take a bus from Charleston to Charlotte via Columbia, SC and Columbia, Sc in around 5 h 10 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Charleston to Charlotte every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Hilton Head to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Bus operators
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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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbia, Sc to Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleston to Charlotte is 209 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to drive from Charleston to Charlotte.

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American Airlines offers flights from Charleston Airport to Charlotte Airport.

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There are 275+ hotels available in Charlotte. Prices start at $71 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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