There are 10 ways to get from South Carolina to Washington by plane, train, bus 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 Columbia to Reagan Washington  •  1 h 58 min

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

$127 - $634

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Sc to Fayetteville, Nc 1008 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, NC to Washington

$45 - $83

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Fly Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to Reagan Washington (DCA) GSP - DCA

$158 - $346

Fly Charlotte to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CLT - DCA

$220 - $487

Fly Columbia to Washington Dulles  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Columbia (CAE) to Washington Dulles (IAD) CAE - IAD

$133 - $478

Fly Charleston to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 54 min

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

$86 - $350

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Florence Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak Palmetto / ...

$67 - $174

Train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Florence Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Palmetto / ...

$65 - $180

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Sc to Richmond, Va 1008
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 3014 / ...

$50 - $121

Drive  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Washington 401.6 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Carolina to Washington is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Carolina to Washington is to fly which costs $120 - $650 and takes 1 h 58 min.

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The distance between South Carolina and Washington is 409 miles. The road distance is 401.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from South Carolina to Washington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Carolina to Washington. However, there are services departing from Florence, Sc and arriving at Washington, Dc via Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Florence Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 3 min.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Columbia Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $25 - $30.

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South Carolina to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Penn Station.

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Map of how to get from South Carolina to Washington.
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  • Distance: 408.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 58 min

What companies run services between South Carolina, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Columbia to Washington every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Florence to Washington twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $170 and the journey takes 7 h 28 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Columbia to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Columbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Columbia to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbia to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Florence Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$280 - $390
Train from Florence Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Bus operators
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 Florence, Sc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Florence, Sc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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