There are 5 ways to get from Indianapolis to Charleston 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  •  4 h

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

$187 - $627

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  24 h 22 min

  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, SC

$110 - $231

3 alternative options

Bus Megabus  •  19 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station to Columbia
  3. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC

$115 - $158

Train, drive  •  30 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
  3. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$187 - $520

Drive  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Charleston 734.8 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Charleston is to fly which costs $180 - $650 and takes 4 h.

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

Get driving directions

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Mary St / Meeting St via Richmond, IN, Columbus, Oh, Columbia, SC and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 22 min.

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

Allegiant Air, Delta and three other airlines fly from Indianapolis to Charleston every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Charleston via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station, Columbia, Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC, and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave in around 19 h 48 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
4 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 to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 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 - $470
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
10 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA - Marta Civic Center Station to Columbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $140

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