There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Philadelphia to Charleston, line 10 bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charleston (CHS) PHL - CHS
  2. Take the line 10 bus from N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave to Rivers Ave / Morningside Dr

$170 - $713

Cheapest option

Train  •  11 h 57 min

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

$90 - $260

7 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Charleston  •  5 h 45 min

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

$226 - $828

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly to Charleston  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Jefferson Station to West Trenton
  2. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Charleston (CHS) TTN - CHS

$200 - $928

Fly Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  7 h 31 min

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

$111 - $705

Train to Newark, fly to Charleston  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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 40 min

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

$181 - $599

Bus  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to New York Philadelphia
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 95 Canal St. to Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet Star Line Express / ...

$97 - $100

Drive  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak 669.5 miles

$65 - $95

Questions & Answers

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 and line 10 bus which costs $170 - $750 and takes 5 h 6 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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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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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What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Charleston Amtrak, SC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak twice daily. Tickets cost $90 - $260 and the journey takes 11 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Charleston Amtrak via New York, New York, NY - 95 Canal St., and Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet in around 17 h 4 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Newark to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 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 Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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
CARTA
Phone
+1 843-724-7420
Website
ridecarta.com
Bus from N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave to Rivers Ave / Morningside Dr
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ridecarta.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Starline Bus
Website
starlinebus.com
Bus from New York, NY - 95 Canal St. to Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
starlinebus.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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