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There are 6 ways to get from Elkhart to Charleston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from South Bend  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Charleston (CHS) SBN - CHS

$334 - $1,618

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Bus  •  25 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Elkhart, IN to Columbus, OH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Columbia, Sc
  3. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston

$106 - $255

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Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Elkhart Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Charleston (CHS) MDW - CHS

$204 - $671

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Elkhart Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Charleston (CHS) ORD - CHS

$174 - $542

Train, drive  •  28 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Elkhart Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Yemassee Amtrak
  3. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$183 - $509

Drive  •  15 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Elkhart to Charleston 886.5 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Elkhart to Charleston is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 15 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Elkhart to Charleston is to fly which costs $330 - $1,700 and takes 7 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Elkhart to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Elkhart, IN and arriving at Charleston via Columbus, Oh and Columbia, SC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 25 min.

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The distance between Elkhart and Charleston is 703 miles. The road distance is 886.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Elkhart to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 25 min and costs $100 - $260.

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It takes approximately 7 h 3 min to get from Elkhart to Charleston, including transfers.

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Elkhart to Charleston bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Elkhart, IN station.

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The best way to get from Elkhart to Charleston is to fly which takes 7 h 3 min and costs $330 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 25 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 18 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Elkhart to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 703.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 3 min

What companies run services between Elkhart, IN, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Elkhart to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Elkhart to Charleston via Columbus, OH, Columbus, Oh, Columbia, Sc, and Columbia, SC in around 25 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from South Bend to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from South Bend to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from South Bend to Charleston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
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 Elkhart Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Elkhart Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
Train from Washington Union Station to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Columbia, Sc
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $140

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Elkhart to Charleston is 886 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 21 min to drive from Elkhart to Charleston.

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

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There are 812+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Elkhart to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $11 - $15.

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