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There are 10 ways to get from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Newport News  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Newport News (PHF) to Charleston (CHS) PHF - CHS

$266 - $1,428

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Bus  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from Williamsburg to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Florence, Sc
  3. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Charleston

$73 - $106

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Bus to Norfolk, fly  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Williamsburg to Norfolk, Va
  2. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Charleston (CHS) ORF - CHS

$284 - $1,365

Train to Richmond, fly  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Charleston (CHS) RIC - CHS

$234 - $811

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charleston (CHS) DCA - CHS

$162 - $561

Train to Washington Dulles, fly  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charleston (CHS) IAD - CHS

$200 - $570

Train, train to Baltimore, fly  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Charleston (CHS) BWI - CHS

$242 - $999

Train, drive  •  11h 37m

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Yemassee Amtrak
  3. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$146 - $381

Train, bus  •  14h 34m

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Richmond to Columbia, SC
  3. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston

$127 - $275

Drive  •  7h 39m

  1. Drive from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston 468.9 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston is to bus and fly which costs $280 - $1,400 and takes 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Williamsburg and arriving at Charleston via Richmond, Va and Florence, SC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h.

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The distance between Colonial Williamsburg and Charleston is 362 miles. The road distance is 468.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 14h and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston, including transfers.

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Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Williamsburg station.

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The best way to get from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston is to fly which takes 6h 40m and costs $260 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 14h.

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There is no direct flight from Newport News Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, arrive at Charleston station.

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Map of how to get from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 361.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 40m

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

American Airlines and Delta fly from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston via Richmond, Va, Florence, Sc, and Florence, SC in around 14h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Charlotte, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Charlotte, Miami
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $420
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 Williamsburg to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Williamsburg to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$29 - $45
Bus from Richmond, Va to Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Florence, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston is 469 miles. It takes approximately 7h 39m to drive from Colonial Williamsburg to Charleston.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Newport News Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 965+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $202 USD per night.

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