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

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Fly to Tampa  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Tampa (TPA) CHS - TPA

$127 - $278

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Savannah
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, Ga to Jacksonville, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Orlando, Fl
  4. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$76 - $168

3 alternative options

Fly to Sarasota/Bradenton, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) CHS - SRQ
  2. Take the bus from Bradenton Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

Bus, train  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Savannah
  2. Take the train from Savannah Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak Silver Star

$85 - $210

Drive  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Tampa 437.9 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Charleston to Tampa is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleston to Tampa is to fly which costs $120 - $280 and takes 5 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleston to Tampa. However, there are services departing from Mary St / Meeting St and arriving at Tampa, Fl via Charleston, SC, Savannah, Ga, Jacksonville, Fl and Orlando, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 12 min.

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The distance between Charleston and Tampa is 368 miles. The road distance is 437.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Tampa without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 12 min and costs $75 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Charleston to Tampa, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Charleston to Tampa is to fly which takes 5 h 59 min and costs $120 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $170 and takes 13 h 12 min.

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There is no direct flight from Charleston Airport to Tampa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 31 min and has one stopover.

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Charleston to Tampa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tampa, Fl station.

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Map of how to get from Charleston to Tampa.
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  • Distance: 368.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

What companies run services between Charleston, SC, USA and Tampa, FL, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Charleston to Tampa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleston to Tampa via Dorchester Rd / Allen, Charleston, SC, Savannah, Savannah, Ga, Jacksonville, Fl, and Orlando, Fl in around 13 h 12 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charleston to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Charleston to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $480
Flights from Charleston to Sarasota/Bradenton via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to Tampa via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Charleston to Tampa via Miami
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Charleston to Tampa via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Charleston to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Charleston to Sarasota/Bradenton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charleston to Tampa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Charleston to Sarasota/Bradenton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Charleston to Sarasota/Bradenton via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charleston to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Charleston to Tampa via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Charleston to Sarasota/Bradenton via Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
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 Savannah Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Bus 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
Bus from Bradenton Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.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 Savannah, Ga to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleston to Tampa is 438 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to drive from Charleston to Tampa.

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

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There are 226+ hotels available in Tampa. Prices start at $79 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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