There are 11 ways to get from Princeton to Charleston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Trenton-Mercer to Charleston  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Charleston (CHS) TTN - CHS

$253 - $981

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Bus Starline Bus  •  18 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 95 Canal St. to Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet Star Line Express / ...

$82 - $101

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

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Charleston (CHS) EWR - CHS

$188 - $853

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Charleston  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charleston (CHS) PHL - CHS

$215 - $776

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Charleston  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Charleston (CHS) LGA - CHS

$192 - $853

Train to New York JFK, fly to Charleston  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Charleston (CHS) JFK - CHS

$164 - $702

Fly Trenton-Mercer to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Myrtle Beach (MYR) TTN - MYR
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach, SC to Charleston

$310 - $1,306

Train, drive  •  15 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Princeton Junction Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak Palmetto
  2. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$109 - $303

Train, bus  •  20 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Savannah Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC Savannah

$126 - $354

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  22 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from S Warren St At W State St to Market St At 8Th St 409
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Florence, Sc
  4. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Charleston

$90 - $213

Drive  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Charleston 724.2 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Charleston is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Charleston is to fly which costs $250 - $1,000 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Nassau St At Palmer Square and arriving at Charleston via S Warren St At W State St, Philadelphia, Pa, Richmond, Va and Florence, SC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 2 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Charleston is 603 miles. The road distance is 724.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 1 min and costs $80 - $110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Princeton to Charleston, including transfers.

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Princeton to Charleston bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from S Warren St At W State St station.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Charleston is to fly which takes 2 h 58 min and costs $250 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $110 and takes 18 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Trenton-Mercer Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Princeton to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 602.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

Frontier Airlines flies from Princeton to Charleston 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Princeton to Charleston via New York Port Authority, Times Sq - 42 St, Canal St, New York, NY - 95 Canal St., Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet, and Rivers Ave / Credit Union Ln in around 18 h 1 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
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 New York La Guardia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
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
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
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
Flights from Philadelphia to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,000
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 New York JFK to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Boston
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Princeton Jct. to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Princeton Junction Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$420 - $600
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Savannah Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Room
$430 - $600
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from S Warren St At W State St to Market St At 8Th St
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.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 Princeton to Charleston is 724 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 6 min to drive from Princeton to Charleston.

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Frontier Airlines offers flights from Trenton-Mercer 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 Princeton to Trenton-Mercer Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs $45 - $60.

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