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

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Fly Providence to Charleston  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Charleston (CHS) PVD - CHS

$247 - $1,127

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Bus  •  26 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Fayetteville, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc
  4. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Charleston

$115 - $251

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Train to Boston, fly to Charleston  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Charleston (CHS) BOS - CHS

$160 - $650

Train to Newark, fly to Charleston  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Charleston (CHS) EWR - CHS

$240 - $922

Train to New York JFK, fly to Charleston  •  7 h 43 min

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

$213 - $763

Train to Boston, fly to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Myrtle Beach (MYR) BOS - MYR
  3. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach, SC to Charleston

$157 - $765

Train, bus  •  19 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 95 Canal St. to Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet Star Line Express / ...

$134 - $154

Train, drive  •  19 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Yemassee Amtrak
  3. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$165 - $397

Drive  •  16 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Charleston 951.5 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Charleston is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 16 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Charleston is to train and fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Providence to Charleston. However, there are services departing from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence and arriving at Charleston via New York, Ny, Fayetteville, Nc and Florence, SC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 5 min.

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The distance between Providence and Charleston is 785 miles. The road distance is 951.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Charleston without a car is to train and bus which takes 19 h 27 min and costs $130 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Providence to Charleston, including transfers.

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Providence to Charleston bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence station.

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The best way to get from Providence to Charleston is to fly which takes 6 h 19 min and costs $240 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $260 and takes 26 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Providence Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 784.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between Providence, RI, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Providence to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Providence to Charleston via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Fayetteville, Nc, Florence, Sc, and Florence, SC in around 26 h 5 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Providence to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Providence to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Providence to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Providence to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Flights from Newark to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,800
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Providence to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Providence to Charleston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Providence to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$55 - $80
Business Class
$90 - $150
First Class
$210 - $280
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
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 Fayetteville, NC to Florence, SC
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $30
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
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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 New York, Ny to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Charleston is 952 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 6 min to drive from Providence to Charleston.

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United Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Providence Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 812+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Providence to Providence Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 34 min and costs $2.

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