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

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Fly to Charleston  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Charleston (CHS) IND - CHS

$165 - $608

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Bus  •  21h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Aiken, SC
  3. Take the bus from Aiken to Charleston

$109 - $157

4 alternative options

Fly to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Myrtle Beach (MYR) IND - MYR
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach, SC to Charleston, SC

$246 - $538

Train  •  28h 7m

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station Palmetto / ...

$176 - $490

Bus, train  •  29h

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Savannah, Ga
  4. Take the train from Savannah Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station

$126 - $280

Drive  •  12h 7m

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak 726.7 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis station to Charleston Amtrak station. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak Station and arriving at Charleston Amtrak Station via Alexandria Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 7m.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Charleston Amtrak is 590 miles. The road distance is 726.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak without a car is to bus which takes 21h 3m and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Indianapolis Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which takes 5h 1m and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 21h 3m, you could also train, which costs $170 - $490 and takes 28h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Indianapolis Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 42m.

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Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charleston Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak.
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  • Distance: 590 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

Allegiant Air, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Civic Center Station, Five Points Station, Atlanta, Ga, Aiken, Charleston, Broad St / Meeting St, Meeting St / Mary St, Mary St / Meeting St, and Rivers Ave / Durant Ave in around 21h 3m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Myrtle Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $280
Room
$410 - $600
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Train from Savannah Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Myrtle Beach, SC to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Aiken, SC
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Aiken to Charleston
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Book at
megabus.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.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.

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 Columbus, Oh to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $160

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak is 727 miles. It takes approximately 12h 7m to drive from Indianapolis to Charleston Amtrak.

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Allegiant Air, United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 403+ hotels available in Charleston Amtrak. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39m and costs $2.

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