There are 9 ways to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train  •  8h 6m

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

$52 - $78

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Bus, train  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to Fayetteville, NC Washington
  2. Take the train from Fayetteville Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station Palmetto / ...

$59 - $85

Bus  •  13h 12m

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

$64 - $95

Drive  •  6h 53m

  1. Drive from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak 420.6 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Richmond  •  6h 56m

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

$164 - $608

Night bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the night bus from Richmond to 715 H St. NW, DC
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charleston (CHS) DCA - CHS

$91 - $362

Bus to Charlottesville, fly  •  7h 33m

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

$257 - $1,166

Bus, train to Baltimore, fly  •  7h 29m

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

$183 - $696

Night bus to Washington Dulles, fly  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the night bus from Richmond to 715 H St. NW, DC
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charleston (CHS) IAD - CHS

$129 - $370

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak is to night bus and fly which costs $90 - $370 and takes 6h 31m.

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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 13h 12m.

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The distance between Richmond and Charleston Amtrak is 356 miles. The road distance is 420.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak without a car is to train which takes 8h 6m and costs $50 - $80.

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It takes approximately 8h 6m 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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The best way to get from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak is to train which takes 8h 6m and costs $50 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $100 and takes 13h 12m, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $650 and takes 6h 56m.

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Richmond to Charleston Amtrak bus services, operated by Southeastern 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: 8h 6m

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 $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6h 53m. 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 13h 12m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Seat
$100 - $140
Train from Fayetteville Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Seat
$55 - $80
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Richmond to Fayetteville, NC
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
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
6h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Southeastern Stages
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Richmond to 715 H St. NW, DC
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Charleston Amtrak is 421 miles. It takes approximately 6h 53m to drive from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Richmond Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 336+ hotels available in Charleston Amtrak. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 53 min and costs $2.

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