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

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

Fly to Charleston  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Charleston (CHS) SAN - CHS

$245 - $958

7 alternative options

Fly to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Myrtle Beach (MYR) SAN - MYR
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach to Charleston, SC

$316 - $1,150

Fly to Savannah, train  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Savannah (SAV) SAN - SAV
  2. Take the train from Savannah Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak

$359 - $1,274

Fly to Columbia, bus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Columbia (CAE) SAN - CAE
  2. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC

$327 - $2,095

Bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  4. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
  5. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC

$268 - $666

Train  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak

$475 - $1,435

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  3 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak

$495 - $1,475

Drive  •  39 h 41 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak 2445.6 miles

$230 - $350

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Charleston Amtrak, SC, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak via San Bernardino, Ca, Dallas, Tx, Atlanta, Ga, Savannah, Ga, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave, and Rivers Ave / Morningside Dr in around 2 days 10 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Salt Lake City, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Los Angeles, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Los Angeles, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $4,000
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $4,000
Flights from San Diego to Columbia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $4,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
13 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Savannah Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once 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
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Myrtle Beach to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $70

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak?

The distance between San Diego and Charleston Amtrak is 3456 km. The road distance is 3913 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak?

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak is to drive which costs $230 - $350 and takes 39 h 41 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak?

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which takes 9 h 17 min and costs $240 - $1,000.

Is there a direct train between San Diego and Charleston Amtrak?

No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Charleston Amtrak via Fullerton Transportation Center, Chicago Union Station Amtrak and Washington Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 2 h.

Is there a direct bus between San Diego and Charleston Amtrak?

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Rivers Ave / Morningside Dr via San Bernardino, Ca, Dallas, Tx, Atlanta, Ga, Savannah, GA and N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

How long does it take to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak?

It takes approximately 9 h 17 min to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.