Travel from Raleigh to Charleston-SC-USA

Bus or fly from Raleigh to Charleston?

You can take a bus from Raleigh to Charleston via Florence, Charleston, SC, and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave in around 8 h 44 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Raleigh to Charleston hourly.

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How to get from Raleigh to Charleston

ModeDurationPrice
From Raleigh Amtrak train to Selma-Smithfield Amtrak, train to Yemassee Amtrak, then drive to Charleston.7 h 53 min$134
From Raleigh,NC bus to Florence, bus to Charleston, SC, walk to Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave, then line 10 bus to Mary St / Meeting St.8 h 44 min$68
From GoRaleigh Station line 1 bus to Raleigh, NC, bus to Charleston, SC, walk to Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave, then line 10 bus to Mary St / Meeting St.10 h 8 min$58
From Raleigh drive to Charleston.4 h 35 min$33
From W Edenton St at S Harrington St line 100 bus to Raleigh/Durham airport, fly to Charleston airport, then Shuttle Bus to Charleston.5 h 30 min$528
From Raleigh, NC bus to Fayetteville, NC, taxi to Fayetteville Municipal airport, fly to Charleston airport, then Shuttle Bus to Charleston.6 h 6 min$717

How long does it take to get from Raleigh to Charleston?

It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Raleigh to Charleston, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Raleigh and Charleston?

No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Raleigh,NC and arriving at Mary St / Meeting St via Florence and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

Operators from Raleigh to Charleston

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
South Eastern Stages+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750South Eastern Stages
Charleston Area RTACharleston Area RTA
Capital Area TransitCapital Area Transit
Go TriangleGo Triangle
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
DeltaDelta
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
Charleston International AirportCharleston International Airport
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  1. Here are 6 options to get from
    Raleigh to Charleston:

    1. Trip:
      1 Train, drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $78 - $179
      • Duration: 7 h 53 min
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      2 Bus via Florence
      • One-Way approx: USD $49 - $90
      • Duration: 8 h 44 min
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        2 Bus via Florence
        • One-Way approx: USD $49 - $90
        • Duration: 8 h 44 min
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      3 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $48 - $69
      • Duration: 10 h 8 min
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        • Duration: 10 h 8 min
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      4 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $27 - $40
      • Duration: 4 h 35 min
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        • Duration: 4 h 35 min
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      5 Fly from Raleigh/Durham
      • One-Way approx: USD $197 - $978
      • Duration: 5 h 30 min
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        • One-Way approx: USD $197 - $978
        • Duration: 5 h 30 min
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      6 Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly
      • One-Way approx: USD $274 - $1,273
      • Duration: 6 h 6 min
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        6 Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly
        • One-Way approx: USD $274 - $1,273
        • Duration: 6 h 6 min
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