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

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Fly from Miami  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Charleston (CHS) MIA - CHS

$84 - $255

Cheapest option

Train to Fort Lauderdale, fly  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale Station
  2. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Charleston (CHS) FLL - CHS

$79 - $240

3 alternative options

Train, drive  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Miami Amtrak Station to Yemassee Amtrak Silver Meteor
  2. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$93 - $262

Bus  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to Savannah, Ga 1014 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC Savannah

$93 - $201

Drive  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Miami to Charleston 585.9 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Miami to Charleston is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Miami to Charleston is to fly which costs $80 - $260 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Miami and Charleston is 487 miles. The road distance is 585.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Miami to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 48 min and costs $90 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Miami to Charleston, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Miami to Charleston is to fly which takes 4 h 15 min and costs $80 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $210 and takes 17 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Miami Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 41 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Miami to Charleston is 586 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 49 min to drive from Miami to Charleston.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Miami Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 812+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Miami to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 486.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Miami, FL, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Miami to Charleston 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Miami to Charleston via Miami, Fl, Savannah, Ga, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, and Dorchester Rd / South Allen Dr in around 17 h 48 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Miami to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Miami to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Train operators
Brightline
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Book at
Brightline
SmartPlus
$14 - $20
Smart
$10 - $14
Select
$26 - $31
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 Miami Amtrak Station to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $550
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 Miami, Fl to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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