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There are 5 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston by plane, car, subway or train

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Fly Reagan Washington to Charleston

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charleston (CHS)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Charleston Amtrak Station

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Fly Reagan Washington to Hilton Head, drive

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Hilton Head (HHH)
  2. Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Charleston

  1. Take the subway from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Yellow/Blue Line Track 1 Platform to Rosslyn, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Track 1 Platform
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charleston (CHS)

Drive

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston

Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charleston (CHS) flights

91 Weekly Planes
3h 6m Average Duration
$112 Cheapest Price
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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Charleston
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston is to train which costs $65 - $95 and takes 10h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston is to fly which costs $120 - $850 and takes 2h 30m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Charleston is 452 miles. The road distance is 539.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston without a car is to train which takes 10h 22m and costs $65 - $95.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston is to fly which takes 2h 30m and costs $120 - $850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $95 and takes 10h 22m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston is 539 miles. It takes approximately 8h 54m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Charleston Airport.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 452.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Alexandria to Charleston Amtrak Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 9h 3m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hilton Head
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hilton Head via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $350
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hilton Head via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Train operators
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Yellow/Blue Line Track 1 Platform to Rosslyn, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Track 1 Platform
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Standard Fare
$2 - $3
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$120 - $170

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