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There are 5 ways to get from Orlando to Charleston by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak Station to Savannah Amtrak Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC Savannah

$78 - $173

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Jacksonville, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Savannah, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC

$63 - $135

3 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 32m

  1. Drive from Orlando to Charleston 380.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Orlando  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Charleston (CHS) MCO - CHS

$154 - $417

Bus to Daytona Beach, fly  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Skyview Plaza Orlando to Daytona International Speedway
  2. Fly from Daytona Beach (DAB) to Charleston (CHS) DAB - CHS

$256 - $1,169

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Orlando to Charleston is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Orlando to Charleston is to fly which costs $150 - $420 and takes 5h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Orlando to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Orlando, Fl and arriving at Meeting St / Mary St via Jacksonville, Fl, Savannah, GA and Dorchester Rd / South Allen Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 4m.

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The distance between Orlando and Charleston is 307 miles. The road distance is 380.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Orlando to Charleston without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 35m and costs $75 - $180.

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It takes approximately 10h 35m to get from Orlando to Charleston, including transfers.

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Orlando to Charleston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Orlando, Fl station.

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The best way to get from Orlando to Charleston is to bus which takes 11h 4m and costs $60 - $140. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $420 and takes 5h 59m.

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There is no direct flight from Orlando Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 36m and has one stopover.

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Orlando to Charleston bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, arrive at Charleston, SC station.

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Map of how to get from Orlando to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 307 miles
  • Duration: 10h 35m

What companies run services between Orlando, FL, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

You can take a bus from Orlando to Charleston via Jacksonville, Fl, Savannah, Ga, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, and Dorchester Rd / South Allen Dr in around 11h 4m. Alternatively, Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Orlando to Charleston hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Orlando to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Orlando to Charleston via Miami
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Daytona Beach to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Daytona Beach to Charleston via Charlotte, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Orlando to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Daytona Beach to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Orlando to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Orlando to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Orlando to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Orlando Amtrak Station to Savannah Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Bus operators
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 Orlando, Fl to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Escot Bus Lines
Phone
+1-888-571-7778
Website
escotbuslines.com
Bus from Skyview Plaza Orlando to Daytona International Speedway
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
escotbuslines.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Orlando to Charleston is 381 miles. It takes approximately 6h 32m to drive from Orlando to Charleston.

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

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There are 941+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $127 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Orlando to Orlando Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 41m and costs $3.

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