There are 7 ways to get from Memphis to Charleston by plane, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Memphis (MEM) to Charleston (CHS) MEM - CHS

$247 - $1,227

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Bus Megabus  •  17 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston Atlanta

$80 - $120

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Bus  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Atlanta, Ga 3866 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston Atlanta

$84 - $167

Bus, night bus  •  16 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Birmingham, Al
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the night bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
  4. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC

$100 - $224

Bus via Columbia, SC  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Columbia, SC
  3. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston

$94 - $189

Bus, Savannah 16  •  16 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Memphis, Tn to Birmingham, Al
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the Savannah 16 from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
  4. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC

$149 - $232

Drive  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Memphis to Charleston 683.8 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Memphis to Charleston is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Memphis to Charleston is to fly which costs $240 - $1,300 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Memphis to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Memphis, Tn and arriving at Charleston via Peachtree St @ Alabama St and Atlanta, GA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 33 min.

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The distance between Memphis and Charleston is 606 miles. The road distance is 683.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 33 min and costs $80 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Memphis to Charleston, including transfers.

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Memphis to Charleston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Memphis, Tn station.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Charleston is to fly which takes 5 h 32 min and costs $240 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $170 and takes 15 h 33 min.

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There is no direct flight from Memphis Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 12 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Memphis to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 605.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

What companies run services between Memphis, TN, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Memphis to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Memphis to Charleston via Atlanta, Ga, Peachtree St @ Alabama St, Peachtree St Sw @ Brotherton Transportation Mall, and Atlanta, GA in around 15 h 33 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Memphis to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Charleston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Memphis to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Memphis to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Memphis to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Memphis to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Memphis to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Memphis to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Bus from Memphis, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Night bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Savannah16
Phone
+1-404-500-3966
Website
savannah16.com
Bus from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
savannah16.com
Book at
savannah16.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
megabus.com

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Charleston is 1 h ahead of Memphis. It is currently 5:39 PM in Memphis and 6:39 PM in Charleston.

Yes, the driving distance between Memphis to Charleston is 684 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 33 min to drive from Memphis to Charleston.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Memphis Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 752+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Memphis to Memphis Airport is to line 280 bus which takes 23 min and costs $2.

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