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There are 8 ways to get from Charleston to Elon 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.

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Drive, train  •  9h 17m

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

$98 - $217

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Charleston to Columbia, SC
  2. Take the bus from Columbia, Sc to Winston Salem, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Coble Transportation Center to Alamance Regional Medical Center 4

$64 - $92

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Myrtle Beach
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach to Raleigh, NC
  3. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Burlington Amtrak Station

$93 - $158

Drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Charleston to Elon 291.3 miles

$28 - $45

Fly Charleston to Greensboro/High Point, bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) CHS - GSO
  2. Take the bus from Coble Transportation Center to Alamance Regional Medical Center

$183 - $847

Fly Charleston to Charlotte, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Charlotte (CLT) CHS - CLT
  2. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Burlington Amtrak Station

$183 - $719

Fly Charleston to Raleigh/Durham, train  •  8h 6m

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) CHS - RDU
  2. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Burlington Amtrak Station

$176 - $696

Drive to Hilton Head, fly to Charlotte, train  •  7h 40m

  1. Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head
  2. Fly from Hilton Head (HHH) to Charlotte (CLT) HHH - CLT
  3. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Burlington Amtrak Station

$138 - $539

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The cheapest way to get from Charleston to Elon is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Charleston to Elon is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 17m.

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The distance between Charleston and Elon is 232 miles. The road distance is 291.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Elon without a car is to bus which takes 11h 48m and costs $60 - $95.

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It takes approximately 9h 17m to get from Charleston to Elon, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Charleston Airport to Greensboro/High Point Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 1m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleston to Elon is 291 miles. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Charleston to Elon.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Charleston Airport to Greensboro/High Point Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Elon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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

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  • Distance: 232.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 17m

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

You can take a bus from Charleston to Elon via Columbia, SC, Columbia, Sc, Winston-Salem Transportation Center, Coble Transportation Center, and Alamance Regional Medical Center in around 11h 48m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Charleston to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Hilton Head to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Charleston to Greensboro/High Point via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charleston to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
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 Station to Burlington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Burlington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Burlington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston, SC to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Myrtle Beach to Raleigh, NC
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
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 Columbia, Sc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
PART NC
Phone
+1 336-662-0002
Website
partnc.org
Bus from Coble Transportation Center to Alamance Regional Medical Center
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
partnc.org

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