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There are 10 ways to get from Houston to South Carolina by plane, bus, train or car

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

Fly Houston to Columbia  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Columbia (CAE) IAH - CAE

$215 - $683

Cheapest option

Bus via Peachtree St Sw @ Brotherton Transportation Mall  •  23 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga 1596 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Florence, SC Atlanta

$117 - $258

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Fly Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) IAH - GSP

$221 - $648

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Charlotte  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Charlotte (CLT) HOU - CLT

$216 - $691

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Charleston  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Charleston (CHS) HOU - CHS

$153 - $454

Fly Houston to Charlotte  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Charlotte (CLT) IAH - CLT

$186 - $693

Fly Houston to Charleston  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Charleston (CHS) IAH - CHS

$213 - $656

Bus  •  24 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga 1596 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Florence, SC Atlanta

$119 - $260

Train  •  36 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  3. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Selma-Smithfield Amtrak to Florence Amtrak

$230 - $642

Drive  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Houston to Florence 1083.8 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to South Carolina is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to South Carolina is to fly which costs $220 - $650 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston to South Carolina. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Florence, SC via Peachtree St @ Alabama St and Atlanta, GA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Houston to South Carolina. However, there are services departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at Florence Amtrak via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center and Selma-Smithfield Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 54 min.

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The distance between Houston and South Carolina is 923 miles. The road distance is 1083.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to South Carolina without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 33 min and costs $110 - $260.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Houston to South Carolina, including transfers.

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Houston to South Carolina bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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Houston to South Carolina train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Houston Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Houston to South Carolina is to fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs $210 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $260 and takes 23 h 33 min, you could also train, which costs $230 - $650 and takes 36 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Houston to South Carolina.
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  • Distance: 922.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and South Carolina, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Houston to Columbia every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Florence via Atlanta, Ga, Peachtree St @ Alabama St, Peachtree St Sw @ Brotherton Transportation Mall, and Atlanta, GA in around 23 h 33 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Houston to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Charlotte via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,300
Flights from Houston to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Houston to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Charleston via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Columbia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Houston to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Houston to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Charlotte via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Charlotte via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
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 Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
19 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Selma-Smithfield Amtrak to Florence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
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 Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Florence, SC
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Florence, SC
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to Columbia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Houston to South Carolina bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, arrive at Florence, SC station.

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South Carolina is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 2:36 AM in Houston and 3:36 AM in South Carolina.

Houston to South Carolina train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Florence Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston to South Carolina is 1084 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 39 min to drive from Houston to South Carolina.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Houston Airport to Columbia Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in South Carolina. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Airport is to line 102 bus which takes 50 min and costs $1 - $4.

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