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There are 4 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston by plane, train or car

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Fly from Fort Lauderdale  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Charleston (CHS) FLL - CHS

$92 - $248

3 alternative options

Train to Miami, fly  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Charleston (CHS) MIA - CHS

$109 - $280

Train, drive  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station to Yemassee Amtrak Silver Meteor
  2. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$92 - $246

Drive  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston 560.5 miles

$55 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 9 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston is to fly which costs $90 - $250 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Charleston is 463 miles. The road distance is 560.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 42 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Lauderdale to Charleston is 561 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston.

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JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 812+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale Airport is to line 01 bus which takes 21 min and costs $2 - $3.

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Map of how to get from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 462.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta fly from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston 5 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Miami to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Miami to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Miami to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
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 Fort Lauderdale Amtrak Station to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Room
$360 - $500

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