There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Charleston by plane, train, car or 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 from Philadelphia  •  4 h 3 min

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

$192 - $732

Cheapest option

Bus via Raleigh, NC  •  18 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Raleigh, NC to Charleston, SC

$96 - $186

7 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 41 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

$248 - $847

Train to Newark, fly  •  5 h 6 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

$191 - $888

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly  •  4 h 38 min

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

$222 - $947

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5 h 34 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

$203 - $618

Train, drive  •  14 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$104 - $283

Bus Starline Bus  •  17 h 51 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 / ...

$125 - $129

Drive  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Charleston 677.6 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Charleston is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Charleston is to fly which takes 4 h 3 min and costs $190 - $750.

More details

The distance between Philadelphia and Charleston is 905 km. The road distance is 1084 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Philadelphia to Charleston, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Mary St / Meeting St via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, NC and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 56 min.

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

American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Charleston via New York, New York, NY - 95 Canal St., Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet, and Charleston Airport in around 17 h 51 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Newark to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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
Every 30 minutes
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
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 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Room
$400 - $550
Bus operators
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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