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

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Train  •  8h 20m

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

$62 - $174

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Bus  •  13h 21m

  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 - $143

Drive  •  6h 53m

  1. Drive from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak 420.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Richmond  •  6h 59m

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

$164 - $608

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charleston (CHS) DCA - CHS

$159 - $536

Bus to Charlottesville, fly  •  7h 39m

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

$256 - $1,180

Bus, train to Baltimore, fly  •  7h 32m

  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

$215 - $798

Train to Washington Dulles, fly  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charleston (CHS) IAD - CHS

$197 - $545

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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 drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6h 53m.

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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 Fayetteville, Nc, Florence, Dorchester Rd / South Allen Dr and N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 21m.

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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 8h 20m and costs $60 - $180.

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It takes approximately 8h 20m 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 20m and costs $60 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $150 and takes 13h 21m, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $650 and takes 6h 59m.

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m 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: 8h 20m

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 - $170 and the journey takes 7h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Richmond to Charleston Amtrak via Fayetteville, Nc, 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 21m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Miami
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Charlottesville to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$280 - $390
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Fayetteville, NC to Florence, SC
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Florence to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Charleston Amtrak is 420 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 397+ hotels available in Charleston Amtrak. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 54m and costs $2.

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