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There are 6 ways to get from New Orleans to Charleston by plane, car or bus

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Fly New Orleans to Charleston  •  5 h 55 min

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

$196 - $942

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Bus Megabus  •  17 h 7 min

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

$87 - $126

4 alternative options

Drive to Gulfport/Biloxi, fly to Charleston  •  5 h 31 min

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

$332 - $1,636

Fly New Orleans to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  8 h 35 min

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

$193 - $767

Bus Greyhound USA  •  17 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga 1596 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston Atlanta

$92 - $186

Drive  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Charleston 745.4 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Charleston is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Charleston is to drive and fly which costs $330 - $1,700 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Charleston. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Charleston via Peachtree St @ Alabama St and Atlanta, GA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 3 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Charleston is 633 miles. The road distance is 745.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 3 min and costs $90 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min 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, La station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Charleston is to fly which takes 5 h 55 min and costs $190 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $190 and takes 17 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 32 min and has one stopover.

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New Orleans to Charleston bus services, operated by South Eastern 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: 5 h 55 min

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, Peachtree St @ Alabama St, Peachtree St Sw @ Brotherton Transportation Mall, and Atlanta, GA in around 17 h 3 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Miami
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.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.

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 Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
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Charleston is 1 h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 1:21 AM in New Orleans and 2:21 AM in Charleston.

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

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

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There are 814+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38 min and costs $1 - $17.

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