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There are 10 ways to get from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak by plane, car, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly New Orleans to Charleston  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Charleston (CHS) MSY - CHS

$174 - $917

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Bus Megabus  •  18h 9m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston Atlanta

$91 - $132

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Drive to Gulfport/Biloxi, fly to Charleston  •  6h 47m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Gulfport/Biloxi
  2. Fly from Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) to Charleston (CHS) GPT - CHS

$310 - $1,617

Fly New Orleans to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  9h 45m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Myrtle Beach (MYR) MSY - MYR
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach, SC to Charleston, SC

$233 - $865

Fly New Orleans to Savannah, train  •  9h 25m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Savannah (SAV) MSY - SAV
  2. Take the train from Savannah Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station

$178 - $883

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18h 26m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC

$104 - $155

Train, Savannah 16  •  20h 48m

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Atlanta Peachtree Station
  2. Take the Savannah 16 from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
  3. Take the train from Savannah Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station

$191 - $359

Train, bus  •  21h 19m

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Atlanta Peachtree Station Crescent
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston Atlanta

$128 - $288

Train  •  28h 4m

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station

$188 - $515

Drive  •  12h 37m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak 759.2 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which costs $170 - $950 and takes 6h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Rivers Ave / Durant Ave via Atlanta, Ga, Savannah, GA, Dorchester Rd / South Allen Dr and N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak station. However, there are services departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and arriving at Charleston Amtrak Station via Greensboro Amtrak Station and Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 4m.

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The distance between New Orleans and Charleston Amtrak is 631 miles. The road distance is 759.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak without a car is to bus which takes 18h 9m and costs $90 - $140.

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It takes approximately 6h 45m to get from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.

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New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New Orleans, La station.

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New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which takes 6h 45m and costs $170 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $140 and takes 18h 9m, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 28h 4m.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak.
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  • Distance: 630.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 45m

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Charleston Amtrak, SC, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Civic Center Station, Garnett Station, Atlanta, GA, Charleston, Broad St / Meeting St, Spring St / Bi-Lo, Meeting St / Line St NB, and Rivers Ave / Durant Ave in around 18h 9m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,900
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from New Orleans to Savannah via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Savannah via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Savannah via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Savannah via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from New Orleans to Savannah via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Savannah via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Flights from New Orleans to Savannah via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Savannah via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Savannah Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Atlanta Peachtree Station
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
19h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Room
$470 - $650
Train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Train from Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Myrtle Beach, SC to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Megabus
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 New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $120
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $80
Savannah16
Phone
+1-404-500-3966
Website
savannah16.com
Bus from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
savannah16.com
Book at
savannah16.com

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 27m and has one stopover.

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New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, arrive at Charleston, SC station.

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Charleston Amtrak is 1h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 5:16 AM in New Orleans and 6:16 AM in Charleston Amtrak.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak is 759 miles. It takes approximately 12h 37m to drive from New Orleans to Charleston Amtrak.

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

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There are 408+ hotels available in Charleston Amtrak. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38m and costs $1 - $11.

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