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There are 7 ways to get from Rochester to Charleston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Rochester  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Charleston (CHS) ROC - CHS

$236 - $1,026

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Bus via Washington  •  26 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Washington, DC
  3. Take the bus from Washington to Columbia, SC
  4. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston

$105 - $180

5 alternative options

Bus to Buffalo, fly  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Charleston (CHS) BUF - CHS

$298 - $603

Bus Starline Bus  •  23 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny 207 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 95 Canal St. to Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet Star Line Express / ...

$112 - $167

Train, bus  •  23 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY - 95 Canal St. to Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet

$155 - $267

Train, drive  •  24 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Yemassee Amtrak
  4. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$186 - $510

Drive  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Charleston 913.4 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Charleston is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 15 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Charleston is to fly which costs $230 - $1,100 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Rochester, NY and arriving at Charleston via Ithaca, NY, Washington and Columbia, SC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 35 min.

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The distance between Rochester and Charleston is 732 miles. The road distance is 913.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 44 min and costs $110 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Rochester to Charleston, including transfers.

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Rochester to Charleston bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Rochester, NY station.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Charleston is to fly which takes 6 h 2 min and costs $230 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 23 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rochester Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 58 min and has one stopover.

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Rochester to Charleston bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, arrive at Charleston station.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 732.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Rochester to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rochester to Charleston via New York, Ny, 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Canal St, New York, NY - 95 Canal St., Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet, and Rivers Ave / Credit Union Ln in around 23 h 44 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Charleston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Charleston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Rochester to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,200
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 Rochester Amtrak Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from New York Penn Station to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Albany
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $65
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$85 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Book at
trailwaysny.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 Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from Rochester, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Starline Bus
Website
starlinebus.com
Bus from New York, NY - 95 Canal St. to Charleston, SC - C & W Super Buffet
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
starlinebus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Charleston is 913 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 46 min to drive from Rochester to Charleston.

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

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There are 812+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Rochester Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 19 min and costs $1.

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