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

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Fly to Charleston  •  9 h 13 min

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

$305 - $1,108

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Fly to Savannah, train  •  12 h 1 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 Myrtle Beach, bus  •  12 h 32 min

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

$438 - $1,554

Fly to Hilton Head, bus, train  •  14 h 41 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

$418 - $1,554

Bus, Savannah 16 , train  •  2 days 9 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 Savannah 16 from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
  5. Take the train from Savannah Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak

$346 - $735

Bus, Savannah 16 , train via San Antonio, Tx  •  2 days 10 h

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

$343 - $615

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 7 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

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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 13 min.

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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.

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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 9 h and costs $340 - $750.

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It takes approximately 9 h 13 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 Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which takes 9 h 13 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 23 min and has one stopover.

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Charleston Amtrak is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 11:03 PM in San Diego and 2:03 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 13 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Charleston Amtrak via Fullerton Transportation Center, Chicago Union Station Amtrak, and Washington Union Station Amtrak 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 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Hilton Head via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Hilton Head via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Hilton Head via Phoenix, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Hilton Head via Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Los Angeles, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Myrtle Beach via Newark
Ave. Duration
13 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Charleston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Savannah via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Savannah Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak
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
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 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 15 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
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 Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
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 to Charleston Amtrak
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 USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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 San Antonio, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Houston, Tx to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
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
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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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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JetBlue Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Charleston Airport.

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The nearest airport to Charleston Amtrak is Charleston (CHS) Airport which is 2.4 miles away. Other nearby airports include Myrtle Beach (MYR) (83.9 miles), Savannah (SAV) (87.7 miles) and Columbia (CAE) (99.1 miles).

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There are 397+ hotels available in Charleston Amtrak. Prices start at $89 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 13 min and costs $2 - $3.

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