Directions from New Orleans to Charleston

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Recommended option

Fly from New Orleans  •  5 h 44 min

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

$196 - $942

Cheapest option

Bus  •  21 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga 1596
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston, SC 0989

$89 - $199

4 alternative options

Drive to Gulfport/Biloxi, fly  •  5 h 16 min

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

$332 - $1,636

Bus, night bus  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, 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

$107 - $243

Bus via Mobile, Al  •  19 h 8 min

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

$106 - $248

Drive  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Charleston 745.4 miles

$70 - $110

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

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from New Orleans to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Charleston via Mobile, Al, Atlanta Arpt, Ga, Savannah, Ga, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave in around 19 h 8 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Mobile, Al to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
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
Bus from Mobile, Al to Atlanta Arpt, Ga
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Atlanta Arpt, Ga to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New Orleans to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New Orleans and Charleston is 1012 km. The road distance is 1193 km.

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

The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Charleston is to drive and fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs $330 - $1,700.

No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Charleston. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Mary St / Meeting St via Mobile, Al, Atlanta, Ga, Savannah, GA and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 4 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from New Orleans to Charleston, including transfers.