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

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

Recommended option

Fly New Orleans to Charleston  •  5 h 41 min

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

$196 - $942

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 1 min

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

$92 - $191

4 alternative options

Drive to Gulfport/Biloxi, fly to Charleston  •  5 h 38 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 29 min

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

$254 - $912

Bus, night bus  •  16 h 46 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

$108 - $243

Drive  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Charleston 745.4 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

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 38 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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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from New Orleans to Charleston, including transfers.

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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 Mary St / Meeting St via Mobile, Al, Atlanta, Ga, Savannah, GA and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 46 min.

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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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New Orleans to Charleston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Atlanta, Ga 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 41 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, Five Points Station, Garnett Station, and Atlanta, GA in around 17 h 1 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 53 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
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Miami
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
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
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Miami, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
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
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Myrtle Beach via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
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
$21 - $30
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Greyhound USA
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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 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 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
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