There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Charleston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Philadelphia to Charleston  •  4 h 3 min

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

$192 - $732

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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 / ...

$84 - $86

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Charleston  •  4 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

$248 - $847

Train to Newark, fly to Charleston  •  5 h 5 min

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

$191 - $888

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly to Charleston  •  4 h 42 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 to Charleston  •  5 h 35 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

$203 - $618

Fly Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  6 h 29 min

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

$109 - $707

Train, drive  •  14 h 13 min

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

$104 - $283

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  18 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Florence, Sc
  3. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Charleston

$85 - $193

Drive  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Charleston 677.6 miles

$65 - $100

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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 costs $190 - $750 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA and arriving at Meeting St / Mary St via New York, NY - 95 Canal St. and Rivers Ave / Credit Union Ln. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 51 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Charleston is 565 miles. The road distance is 677.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 51 min and costs $84 - $86.

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

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Philadelphia to Charleston bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, depart from Philadelphia, PA station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Charleston is to fly which takes 4 h 3 min and costs $190 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $84 - $86 and takes 17 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 52 min.

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Philadelphia to Charleston bus services, operated by Starline Bus, arrive at Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 565.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

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

American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and two 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 Rivers Ave / Credit Union Ln in around 17 h 51 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
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 Newark to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 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 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Newark to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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
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 Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Myrtle Beach, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Florence, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.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
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 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 Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Charleston is 678 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 20 min to drive from Philadelphia to Charleston.

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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 752+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $93 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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