There are 7 ways to get from Manhattan to Charleston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from New York La Guardia  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Charleston (CRW) LGA - CRW

$147 - $486

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Train  •  14h 53m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Charleston Amtrak Station Cardinal

$68 - $103

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Fly from New York JFK  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Charleston (CRW) JFK - CRW

$154 - $330

Fly from Newark  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Charleston (CRW) EWR - CRW

$141 - $399

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  5h

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charleston (CRW) PHL - CRW

$219 - $961

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Morgantown
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Morgantown, WV to Charleston Transit Mall

$68 - $130

Drive  •  9h 5m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Charleston 536.3 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Charleston is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Charleston is to train and fly which costs $210 - $1,000 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to Charleston. However, there are services departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Charleston Transit Mall via Baltimore Downtown, Md and Morgantown, WV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Charleston station. However, there are services departing from 86 St and arriving at Charleston Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 53m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Charleston is 444 miles. The road distance is 536.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Charleston without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 13h and costs $65 - $130.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Manhattan to Charleston, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Charleston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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Manhattan to Charleston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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  • Distance: 444 miles
  • Duration: 5h 40m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Charleston, WV, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Manhattan to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manhattan to Charleston via Baltimore Downtown, Md, Morgantown, and Morgantown, WV in around 13h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charleston via Charlottesville, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Richmond, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Covington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Boston, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Nashville, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Orlando
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
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 New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from New York Penn Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
13h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Premium
$260 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Seat
$140 - $200
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
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 New York, Ny to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Morgantown
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Morgantown, WV to Charleston Transit Mall
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Charleston is to fly which takes 5h 40m and costs $140 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway, which costs $65 - $130 and takes 13h, you could also train, which costs $65 - $110 and takes 14h 53m.

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There is no direct flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 8m and has one stopover.

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Manhattan to Charleston bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charleston Transit Mall station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Charleston is 536 miles. It takes approximately 9h 5m to drive from Manhattan to Charleston.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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