• Our partners include:

  • Greyhound USA
  • VIA Rail
  • Amtrak
  • Acela Express
  • Megabus
  • SuperShuttle
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia

There are 4 ways to get from Charleston to Wilmington by bus, car 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

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Myrtle Beach Savannah
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach, Sc to Wilmington, Nc 388

$38 - $75

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Wilmington 170.6 miles

$16 - $25

Fly to Wilmington  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Wilmington (ILM) CHS - ILM

$187 - $877

Fly to Jacksonville, bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Jacksonville (OAJ) CHS - OAJ
  2. Take the bus from Jacksonville to Wilmington, Nc

$193 - $712

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charleston to Wilmington is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h 47 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Charleston to Wilmington is to drive which costs $16 - $25 and takes 3 h 47 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Charleston to Wilmington station. However, there are services departing from Mary St / Meeting St and arriving at Downtown Station via Charleston, SC, Myrtle Beach, Sc and Forden Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

More details

The distance between Charleston and Wilmington is 153 miles. The road distance is 170.6 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Charleston to Wilmington without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 5 min and costs $35 - $75.

More details

It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to get from Charleston to Wilmington, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Charleston to Wilmington is to bus which takes 7 h 5 min and costs $35 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $180 - $900 and takes 5 h 49 min.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Charleston Airport to Wilmington Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 59 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

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

More details

Map of how to get from Charleston to Wilmington.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 152.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

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

You can take a bus from Charleston to Wilmington via Charleston, SC, Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Sc, Wilmington, Nc, and Forden Station in around 7 h 5 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Charleston to Wilmington hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Charleston to Wilmington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Charleston to Wilmington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charleston to Wilmington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charleston to Wilmington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Charleston to Wilmington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
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.

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 Myrtle Beach, Sc to Wilmington, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Jacksonville to Wilmington, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$19 - $25

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Charleston to Wilmington is 171 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to drive from Charleston to Wilmington.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 78+ hotels available in Wilmington. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

More details

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

More details