There are 9 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 44 min

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

$125 - $285

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to Fayetteville
  2. Take the train from Fayetteville Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak Palmetto / ...

$59 - $130

7 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Fayetteville, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc
  3. Take the bus from Florence to Charleston, SC

$68 - $140

Drive  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak 420.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Richmond  •  6 h 47 min

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

$164 - $608

Bus to Charlottesville, fly  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Charleston (CHS) CHO - CHS

$256 - $1,180

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6 h 49 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 19 min

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

$215 - $798

Bus to Washington Dulles, fly  •  8 h 15 min

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

$140 - $394

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

Amtrak operates a train from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak 4 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 7 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak via Fayetteville, Nc, Florence, Sc, Florence, Charleston, SC, N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave, and Rivers Ave / Morningside Dr in around 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $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
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $110
Train from Fayetteville Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Richmond, Va to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Richmond and Charleston Amtrak is 569 km. The road distance is 672 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which takes 6 h 47 min and costs $160 - $650.

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 44 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak. However, there are services departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at Rivers Ave / Morningside Dr via Fayetteville, Nc, Florence and N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 44 min to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.