There are 6 ways to get from Charleston to Roanoke by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly from Charleston  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Roanoke (ROA) CHS - ROA

$186 - $879

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Bus  •  17 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Savannah
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va

$92 - $218

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Drive to Hilton Head, fly  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head
  2. Fly from Hilton Head (HHH) to Roanoke (ROA) HHH - ROA

$131 - $669

Bus, train  •  13 h 52 min

  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 Winston Salem, Nc to Greensboro, Nc
  4. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Lynchburg Amtrak
  5. Take the bus from Lynchburg, Va to Roanoke, Va

$96 - $208

Drive, train  •  15 h

  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 Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  4. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Lynchburg Amtrak
  5. Take the train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak

$181 - $469

Drive  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Roanoke 405.4 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Charleston to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Mary St / Meeting St and arriving at Roanoke, Va via Charleston, SC, Savannah, Ga and Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 36 min.

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The distance between Charleston and Roanoke is 312 miles. The road distance is 405.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Roanoke without a car is to bus and train which takes 13 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Charleston to Roanoke, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Charleston to Roanoke is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 36 min.

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There is no direct flight from Charleston Airport to Roanoke Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 21 min and has one stopover.

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Charleston to Roanoke bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Roanoke, Va station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleston to Roanoke is 405 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to drive from Charleston to Roanoke.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Charleston Airport to Roanoke Airport.

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Map of how to get from Charleston to Roanoke.
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  • Distance: 312.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

What companies run services between Charleston, SC, USA and Roanoke, VA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Charleston to Roanoke hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleston to Roanoke via Dorchester Rd / Allen, Charleston, SC, Savannah, Savannah, Ga, and Richmond, Va in around 17 h 36 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Charleston to Roanoke via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Hilton Head to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charleston to Roanoke via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charleston to Roanoke via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charleston to Roanoke via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
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 Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Lynchburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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 Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
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
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston, SC to Savannah
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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.

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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
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 Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Bus from Lynchburg, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Savannah, Ga to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Sunway Charters
Phone
+1 704-348-1200
Email
info@sunwaycharters.com
Website
sunwaycharters.com
Bus from Winston-Salem to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sunwaycharters.com

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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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