There are 9 ways to get from New Orleans to Charleston by plane, car, night bus or bus

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Fly New Orleans to Charleston  •  5h 42m

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

$83 - $396

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Bus  •  20h 44m

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans UPT to Downtown Atlanta FlixBus
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston Atlanta

$62 - $99

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Drive to Gulfport/Biloxi, fly to Charleston  •  5h 33m

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

$84 - $396

Fly New Orleans to Hilton Head, drive  •  7h 41m

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

$121 - $566

Night bus to Baton Rouge, fly to Charleston  •  6h 47m

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

$148 - $613

Bus, night bus  •  18h 24m

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

$105 - $153

Bus via Savannah  •  18h 39m

  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 to Charleston, SC

$105 - $153

Bus #2  •  21h 11m

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

$94 - $138

Drive  •  12h 41m

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Charleston 745.5 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Charleston is to bus which costs $60 - $100 and takes 20h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Charleston is to drive and fly which costs $80 - $400 and takes 5h 33m.

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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 Transit Mall via Atlanta, Ga, Savannah and Dorchester Rd / South Allen Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 24m.

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The distance between New Orleans and Charleston is 633 miles. The road distance is 745.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Charleston without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 18h 24m and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5h 42m 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 5h 42m and costs $80 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus via Savannah, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18h 39m.

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 29m and has one stopover.

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

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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, Savannah, Ga, Savannah, Charleston, SC, and Dorchester Rd / South Allen Dr in around 18h 39m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Miami, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Baton Rouge to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Baton Rouge to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Baton Rouge to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from New Orleans to Hilton Head via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Baton Rouge to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from New Orleans to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from New Orleans UPT to Downtown Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $29
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, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $120
Night bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $80
Southeastern Stages
Phone
+1 404-591-2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Savannah to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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Charleston is 1h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 10:29 AM in New Orleans and 11:29 AM in Charleston.

Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Charleston is 745 miles. It takes approximately 12h 41m to drive from New Orleans to Charleston.

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

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There are 1050+ 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 bus which takes 31 min and costs $1 - $2.

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