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There are 4 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly

  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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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Florence
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Charleston, SC

Drive

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

Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charleston (CHS) flights

The flight time between Reagan Washington (DCA) and Charleston (CHS) is around 3h 14m and covers a distance of around 448 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 40 min. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 41m. Services are operated by American Airlines and Delta. Typically 78 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
2h 34m
Layover time:
40 min
Total time:
3h 14m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
1h 41m
Flight distance:
448 miles
Flights per week:
78
Cheapest price:
$103
Carbon emissions:
237 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:30
Last flight departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charleston (CHS) flight schedules

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Charleston
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charleston is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Charleston is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Charleston is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 8h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Charleston is to fly which costs $110 - $500 and takes 2h 26m.

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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 13m and costs $65 - $95.

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It takes approximately 2h 26m 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 26m and costs $110 - $500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $95 and takes 10h 13m, you could also bus, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 18h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 41m.

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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 26m

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 every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Alexandria to Charleston Amtrak Station twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 8h 54m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $420
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $420
Train operators
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
8h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$120 - $170
Bus operators
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 Washington to Florence
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $110
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