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 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Myrtle Beach 0972 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach, Sc to Wilmington, Nc 388

$39 - $70

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Wilmington 170.6 miles

$16 - $25

Fly to Wilmington  •  5 h 44 min

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

$187 - $877

Fly to Jacksonville, bus  •  7 h 43 min

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

$193 - $712

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

You can take a bus from Charleston to Wilmington via N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave, Charleston, SC, Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Sc, Wilmington, Nc, and Forden Station in around 7 h 23 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Charleston to Wilmington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Charleston to Wilmington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
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 22 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
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
Every 3 hours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$19 - $25

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Charleston and Wilmington is 245 km. The road distance is 273 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Charleston to Wilmington. 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 23 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Charleston to Wilmington, including transfers.