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There are 7 ways to get from Chattanooga to Charleston by plane, bus, taxi, train or car

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Fly Chattanooga to Charleston  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Chattanooga (CHA) to Charleston (CRW) CHA - CRW

$214 - $1,118

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Bus  •  17h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Louisville, KY
  2. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Charleston, Wv

$79 - $159

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Bus to Atlanta, fly to Charleston  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Charleston (CRW) ATL - CRW

$208 - $471

Fly Chattanooga to Ashland, taxi  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Chattanooga (CHA) to Ashland (HTS) CHA - HTS
  2. Take a taxi from Ashland to Charleston

$282 - $1,002

Bus, train via Indianapolis Amtrak Station  •  18h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station Cardinal

$95 - $202

Bus, train  •  21h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Chattanooga to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the train from Atlanta Peachtree Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station

$149 - $268

Drive  •  7h 1m

  1. Drive from Chattanooga to Charleston 422.5 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Chattanooga to Charleston is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Chattanooga to Charleston is to bus and fly which costs $200 - $480 and takes 4h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chattanooga to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Chattanooga and arriving at Charleston, Wv via Brook @ Broadway, Louisville, Ky and Columbus, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 7m.

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The distance between Chattanooga and Charleston is 308 miles. The road distance is 422.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chattanooga to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 17h 7m and costs $75 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Chattanooga to Charleston, including transfers.

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Chattanooga to Charleston bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chattanooga station.

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The best way to get from Chattanooga to Charleston is to fly which takes 5h 3m and costs $210 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $160 and takes 17h 7m.

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There is no direct flight from Chattanooga Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 22m and has one stopover.

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Chattanooga to Charleston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charleston, Wv station.

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Map of how to get from Chattanooga to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 307.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between Chattanooga, TN, USA and Charleston, WV, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Chattanooga to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chattanooga to Charleston via Louisville, KY, Brook @ Broadway, Muhammad Ali @ 8th, Louisville, Ky, and Columbus, Oh in around 17h 7m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chattanooga to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Chattanooga to Charleston via Charlotte, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Chattanooga to Ashland via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Chattanooga to Ashland via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $360
Train from Atlanta Peachtree Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $110
Business Seat
$140 - $160
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chattanooga to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
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Bus from Chattanooga to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Bus from Chattanooga to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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megabus.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 Louisville, Ky to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Charleston, Wv
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Other operators
Taxi from Ashland to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Yes, the driving distance between Chattanooga to Charleston is 423 miles. It takes approximately 7h 1m to drive from Chattanooga to Charleston.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Chattanooga Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chattanooga to Chattanooga Airport is to line 19 bus which takes 35m and costs $2.

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