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There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Philadelphia to Charleston  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charleston (CHS) PHL - CHS

$170 - $713

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Train  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Charleston Amtrak Palmetto / ...

$90 - $260

6 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Charleston  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Charleston (CHS) BWI - CHS

$226 - $828

Train to Newark, fly to Charleston  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Charleston (CHS) EWR - CHS

$169 - $869

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Charleston  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charleston (CHS) DCA - CHS

$181 - $599

Train to New York JFK, fly to Charleston  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Charleston (CHS) JFK - CHS

$208 - $868

Fly Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Myrtle Beach (MYR) PHL - MYR
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach, SC to Charleston, SC

$111 - $713

Drive  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak 669.5 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 11 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which costs $170 - $750 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Charleston Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 57 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Charleston Amtrak is 561 miles. The road distance is 669.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak without a car is to train which takes 11 h 57 min and costs $90 - $260.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which takes 4 h 57 min and costs $170 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $260 and takes 11 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 51 min.

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Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charleston Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak.
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  • Distance: 561 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Charleston Amtrak, SC, USA?

American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and two other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak twice daily. Tickets cost $90 - $260 and the journey takes 11 h 57 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Newark to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Charleston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Room
$380 - $550
Bus operators

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak is 670 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 11 min to drive from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak.

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Frontier Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 348+ hotels available in Charleston Amtrak. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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