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There are 4 ways to get from Indianapolis to Charleston by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 3m

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

$164 - $627

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Bus Megabus  •  19h 2m

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

$93 - $131

2 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  24h 20m

  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 Columbia, Sc
  4. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston

$107 - $233

Drive  •  12h 16m

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Charleston 734.8 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Charleston is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Charleston is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 4h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis and arriving at Charleston via Peachtree St Ne @ Ivan Allen Jr Blvd and Atlanta, GA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 2m.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Charleston is 598 miles. The road distance is 734.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 19h 2m and costs $90 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Indianapolis to Charleston, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Charleston bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis station.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Charleston is to fly which takes 4h 3m and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $140 and takes 19h 2m.

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

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 597.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

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

Allegiant Air, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Charleston every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Charleston via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Peachtree St Ne @ Ivan Allen Jr Blvd, Peachtree St Sw @ Brotherton Transportation Mall, and Atlanta, GA in around 19h 2m.

Airlines
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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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
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
Bus operators
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
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.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.

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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
15h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $140

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Charleston is 735 miles. It takes approximately 12h 16m to drive from Indianapolis to Charleston.

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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 941+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $127 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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