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There are 9 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.

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Fly to Charleston  •  9 h 20 min

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

$305 - $1,108

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Fly to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  13 h 9 min

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

$436 - $1,558

Fly to Savannah, train  •  11 h 53 min

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

$359 - $1,274

Fly to Hilton Head, bus, train  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Hilton Head (HHH) SAN - HHH
  2. Take the bus from Hwy 278 & Dilton to Yemassee
  3. Take the train from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak Station

$418 - $1,554

Bus, Savannah 16 , train via Big Spring, Tx  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Big Spring
  2. Take the bus from Big Spring, Tx to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  4. Take the Savannah 16 from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
  5. Take the train from Savannah Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station

$336 - $600

Bus, Savannah 16 , train  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
  4. Take the Savannah 16 from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
  5. Take the train from Savannah Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station

$357 - $758

Train  •  3 days 2 h

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

$475 - $1,435

Train via Alexandria Amtrak Station  •  3 days 7 h

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

$495 - $1,475

Drive  •  39 h 41 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak 2445.6 miles

$230 - $350

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

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which costs $300 - $1,200 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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

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The distance between San Diego and Charleston Amtrak is 2160 miles. The road distance is 2445.6 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak without a car is to bus and Savannah 16 and train which takes 2 days 10 h and costs $330 - $600.

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It takes approximately 9 h 20 min to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.

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San Diego to Charleston Amtrak train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which takes 9 h 20 min and costs $300 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $470 - $1,500 and takes 3 days 2 h.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 31 min and has one stopover.

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Charleston Amtrak is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 4:45 AM in San Diego and 7:45 AM in Charleston Amtrak.

Map of how to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak.
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  • Distance: 2159.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 20 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak via Fullerton Amtrak Station, Chicago Union Station, and Washington Union Station in around 3 days 2 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Phoenix, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Hilton Head via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Hilton Head via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Hilton Head via Phoenix, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Las Vegas, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Los Angeles, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Newark
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Boston
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
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 Savannah Amtrak Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 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 Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
Once 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 to Washington Union Station
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 to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
23 h 14 min
Frequency
4 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 Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Palmetto Breeze Transit
Website
palmettobreezetransit.com
Bus from Hwy 278 & Dilton to Yemassee
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
palmettobreezetransit.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Big Spring
Ave. Duration
25 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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 Big Spring, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
29 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Savannah16
Phone
+1-404-500-3966
Website
savannah16.com
Bus from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
savannah16.com
Book at
savannah16.com

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San Diego to Charleston Amtrak train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charleston Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Charleston Amtrak is 2446 miles. It takes approximately 39 h 41 min to drive from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak.

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

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There are 355+ hotels available in Charleston Amtrak. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs $2 - $3.

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