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There are 10 ways to get from South Carolina to Virginia by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Columbia to Reagan Washington  •  3h

  1. Fly from Columbia (CAE) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CAE - DCA

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Bus  •  11h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Raleigh Atlanta
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh to Hampton "Greyhound"

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Bus to Charlotte, fly to Norfolk  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Norfolk (ORF) CLT - ORF

Fly Charleston to Reagan Washington  •  3h 50m

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CHS - DCA

Bus to Charlotte, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CLT - DCA

Bus to Charlotte, fly to Richmond, bus  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Richmond (RIC) CLT - RIC
  3. Take the bus from Government Center Westbound Station to Allison St Westbound Station

Bus to Charlotte, fly to Roanoke  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Roanoke (ROA) CLT - ROA

Train  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Florence Amtrak Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station Palmetto / ...
  2. Take the train from Petersburg Amtrak Station to Norfolk Northeast Regional

Train, bus  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the train from Florence Amtrak Station to Wilson Palmetto
  2. Take the bus from Wilson to Hampton "Greyhound"

Drive  •  5h 41m

  1. Drive from Florence to Virginia Beach 324.5 miles

South Carolina to Virginia by train and bus

The journey time between South Carolina and Virginia is around 8h 30m and covers a distance of around 374 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 59m. Operated by Amtrak, Amtrak Northeast Regional and Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), the South Carolina to Virginia service departs from Florence Amtrak Station and arrives in Parks & 20Th. Typically 17 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

17 Weekly Services
8h 30m Average Duration
$61 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from South Carolina to Virginia is to bus which costs $45 - $85 and takes 11h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from South Carolina to Virginia is to fly which costs $70 - $360 and takes 3h.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Carolina to Virginia. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Parks & 20Th via Raleigh, Pembroke & Wine and Wood & Church. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 51m.

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The distance between South Carolina and Virginia is 263 miles. The road distance is 324.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Virginia without a car is to train which takes 8h 30m and costs $60 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3h to get from South Carolina to Virginia, including transfers.

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South Carolina to Virginia bus services, operated by Southeastern Stages, depart from Florence station.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Virginia is to fly which takes 3h and costs $70 - $360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $150 and takes 8h 30m, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $85 and takes 11h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Columbia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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South Carolina to Virginia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Hampton station.

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Map of how to get from South Carolina to Virginia.
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  • Distance: 262.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h

What companies run services between South Carolina, USA and Virginia, USA?

American Airlines flies from Columbia to Alexandria 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Virginia Beach via Petersburg Amtrak Station, Norfolk, Harbor Park Station, Newtown Road Station, and Newtown Rd Station in around 8h 30m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Columbia to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Charlotte to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $190
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $190
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Charlotte to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Florence Amtrak Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Florence Amtrak Station to Wilson
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Petersburg Amtrak Station to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $85
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Bus operators
Charlotte Area Transit System
Phone
+1 704-336-7433
Email
telltransit@charlottenc.gov
Website
charlottenc.gov
Bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Charlotte Area Transit System
GRTC
Phone
(804) 358-4782
Email
webcustomerservice@ridegrtc.com
Website
ridegrtc.com
Bus from Government Center Westbound Station to Allison St Westbound Station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
More information at
GRTC
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 Wilson to Hampton
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65
Bus from Raleigh to Hampton
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Southeastern Stages
Phone
+1 404-591-2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Florence to Raleigh
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Child 2-15
$20 - $35
Senior
$24 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between South Carolina to Virginia is 324 miles. It takes approximately 5h 41m to drive from South Carolina to Virginia.

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American Airlines offers flights from Columbia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Columbia Airport is to line 91 bus which takes 24 min and costs $2.

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