There are 8 ways to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak Palmetto / ...

$125 - $285

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Florence, Sc 1019
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Charleston, SC

$62 - $127

6 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak 420.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Richmond  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Charleston (CHS) RIC - CHS

$164 - $608

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charleston (CHS) DCA - CHS

$102 - $386

Bus, train to Baltimore, fly  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Charleston (CHS) BWI - CHS

$215 - $798

Train to Newport News, fly  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak to Williamsburg Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newport News (PHF) to Charleston (CHS) PHF - CHS

$336 - $1,590

Bus to Washington Dulles, fly  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charleston (CHS) IAD - CHS

$140 - $394

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak. However, there are services departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at Rivers Ave / Durant Ave via Florence, Dorchester Rd / South Allen Dr and N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak. However, there are services departing from Richmond Main Street Amtrak and arriving at Charleston Amtrak via Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 32 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Charleston Amtrak is 356 miles. The road distance is 420.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak without a car is to train which takes 8 h 32 min and costs $120 - $290.

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It takes approximately 8 h 32 min to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.

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Richmond to Charleston Amtrak bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Richmond, Va station.

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Richmond to Charleston Amtrak train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak is to train which takes 8 h 32 min and costs $120 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $130 and takes 13 h 7 min, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $650 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 31 min and has one stopover.

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Richmond to Charleston Amtrak bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, arrive at Charleston, SC station.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak.
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  • Distance: 355.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 32 min

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Charleston Amtrak, SC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 7 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak via Florence, Sc, Florence, Charleston, SC, Dorchester Rd / South Allen Dr, N. Charleston SuperStop on Cosgrove Ave, N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave, and Rivers Ave / Durant Ave in around 13 h 7 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $110
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak to Williamsburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
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 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
Bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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