There are 8 ways to get from James Madison University to Charleston by plane, taxi, 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 from Staunton  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Staunton (SHD) to Charleston (CHS) SHD - CHS

$189 - $715

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg to Washington DC
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Columbia, SC
  3. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston

$84 - $136

6 alternative options

Taxi to Charlottesville, fly  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from James Madison University to Charlottesville
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Charleston (CHS) CHO - CHS

$334 - $1,243

Megabus to Washington Dulles, fly  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg to Washington Dulles Airport
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charleston (CHS) IAD - CHS

$149 - $388

Megabus, train, drive  •  16 h 11 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg to Washington Dulles Airport
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
  3. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$109 - $275

Megabus, bus via Fayetteville, Nc  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg to Washington DC
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Fayetteville, Nc
  4. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc
  5. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Charleston

$98 - $206

Megabus, train, bus  •  19 h 46 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg to Washington DC
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Florence, Sc
  4. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Charleston

$114 - $258

Drive  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Drive from James Madison University to Charleston 505.1 miles

$45 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from James Madison University to Charleston is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 8 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from James Madison University to Charleston is to fly which costs $180 - $750 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from James Madison University to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg and arriving at Charleston via Washington, Dc, Richmond, Va, Fayetteville, Nc and Florence, SC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 32 min.

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The distance between James Madison University and Charleston is 398 miles. The road distance is 505.1 miles.

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The best way to get from James Madison University to Charleston without a car is to Megabus and bus which takes 17 h 32 min and costs $95 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from James Madison University to Charleston, including transfers.

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James Madison University to Charleston bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg station.

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The best way to get from James Madison University to Charleston is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $180 - $750. Alternatively, you can Megabus and bus, which costs $95 - $210 and takes 17 h 32 min.

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There is no direct flight from Staunton Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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James Madison University to Charleston bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, arrive at Charleston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between James Madison University to Charleston is 505 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to drive from James Madison University to Charleston.

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United Airlines offers flights from Staunton Airport to Charleston Airport.

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  • Distance: 398 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

What companies run services between James Madison University, VA, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

United Airlines flies from James Madison University to Charleston 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from James Madison University to Charleston via Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg, Washington DC, Washington, Dc, Richmond, Va, Fayetteville, Nc, Florence, Sc, and Florence, SC in around 17 h 32 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Staunton to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Staunton to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Staunton to Charleston via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg to Washington Dulles Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
megabus.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 Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Fayetteville, NC to Florence, SC
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Florence, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Other operators
Taxi from James Madison University to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
ABC Cab Co.
Phone
+1 540-564-1214
Website
abccabcova.com
Checkered Cab Co
Phone
+1 540-908-2838
Website
facebook.com

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