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

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Fly New Orleans to Charleston  •  6h 3m

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

$116 - $356

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Fly New Orleans to Hilton Head, drive  •  7h 57m

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Hilton Head (HHH) MSY - HHH
  2. Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston

$71 - $566

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Night bus to Baton Rouge, fly to Charleston  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the night bus from New Orleans UPT to Baton Rouge
  2. Fly from Baton Rouge (BTR) to Charleston (CHS) BTR - CHS

$172 - $1,249

Bus to Gulfport/Biloxi, fly to Charleston  •  7h 11m

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

$122 - $633

Bus  •  18h 36m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Atlanta "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston Atlanta

$97 - $148

Bus, Savannah 16  •  18h 46m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans to Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station
  2. Take the Savannah 16 from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
  3. Take the bus from Savannah to Charleston, SC

$131 - $172

Drive  •  12h 42m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Charleston 745.2 miles

$70 - $110

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The most affordable way to get from New Orleans to Charleston is to drive, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Charleston is to fly which costs $110 - $360 and takes 6h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Charleston. However, there are services departing from New Orleans and arriving at Transit Mall via Atlanta, GA and Dorchester Rd / South Allen Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 36m.

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The distance between New Orleans and Charleston is 633 miles. The road distance is 745.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 18h 36m and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from New Orleans to Charleston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Charleston is to fly which takes 6h 3m and costs $110 - $360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $150 and takes 18h 36m.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 38m and has one stopover.

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New Orleans to Charleston bus services, operated by Southeastern Stages, arrive at Charleston station.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 632.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 3m

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from New Orleans to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Charleston via Atlanta, GA, Charleston, and Dorchester Rd / South Allen Dr in around 18h 36m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Baton Rouge to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Baton Rouge to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $410
Flights from Baton Rouge to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Baton Rouge to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from New Orleans UPT to Baton Rouge
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 to Biloxi
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $130
Southeastern Stages
Phone
+1 404-591-2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Savannah to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Atlanta - Marta Civic Center Station
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Book at
megabus.com
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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Charleston is 1h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 1:09 PM in New Orleans and 2:09 PM in Charleston.

Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Charleston is 745 miles. It takes approximately 12h 42m to drive from New Orleans to Charleston.

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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 1362+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to line 202 bus which takes 40 min and costs $2.

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