There are 5 ways to get from Louisville to Charleston by bus, train, car, plane or taxi

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

Bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Charleston, Wv

$55 - $131

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak Cardinal

$68 - $172

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Louisville to Charleston 248.8 miles

$24 - $35

Fly to Charleston  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Charleston (CRW) SDF - CRW

$224 - $1,119

Fly to Ashland, taxi  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Ashland (HTS) SDF - HTS
  2. Take a taxi from Ashland to Charleston

$282 - $953

What companies run services between Louisville, KY, USA and Charleston, WV, USA?

You can take a bus from Louisville to Charleston via Cincinnati, Oh and Columbus, Oh in around 8 h 12 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Louisville to Charleston hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Louisville to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Louisville to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Louisville to Charleston via Charlotte, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Louisville to Ashland via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Louisville to Ashland via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Louisville to Ashland via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Louisville to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Louisville to Charleston via Orlando, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Louisville to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $360
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Charleston, Wv
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Other operators
Taxi from Ashland to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Louisville to Charleston?

The distance between Louisville and Charleston is 360 km. The road distance is 398 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Louisville to Charleston?

The cheapest way to get from Louisville to Charleston is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Louisville to Charleston?

The quickest way to get from Louisville to Charleston is to drive which takes 4 h 1 min and costs $24 - $35.

Is there a direct bus between Louisville and Charleston?

No, there is no direct bus from Louisville to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Louisville, Ky and arriving at Charleston, Wv via Cincinnati, Oh and Columbus, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

How long does it take to get from Louisville to Charleston?

It takes approximately 8 h 12 min to get from Louisville to Charleston, including transfers.