There are 6 ways to get from Charleston to Durham 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  •  8 h 30 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

$80 - $189

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 27 min

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

$56 - $88

4 alternative options

Bus via Savannah, Ga  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Savannah, GA
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Fayetteville, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc

$75 - $161

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Durham 305.8 miles

$29 - $45

Fly from Charleston  •  5 h 21 min

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

$139 - $631

Drive to Hilton Head, fly  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head
  2. Fly from Hilton Head (HHH) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) HHH - RDU

$94 - $431

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charleston to Durham is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleston to Durham is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The distance between Charleston and Durham is 231 miles. The road distance is 305.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Charleston to Durham, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleston to Durham. However, there are services departing from Mary St / Meeting St and arriving at Durham, Nc via Charleston, SC, Savannah, Ga, Fayetteville, Nc and Raleigh, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 59 min.

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

You can take a bus from Charleston to Durham via N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave, Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, Savannah, Ga, Fayetteville, Nc, and Raleigh, Nc in around 9 h 59 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Charleston to Durham 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
Flights from Hilton Head to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Hilton Head to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Hilton Head to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Hilton Head to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Hilton Head to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
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 Savannah, GA
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
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 Savannah, Ga to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28

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