How to get from South Carolina to Washington

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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 Greyhound USA  •  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

9 alternative options

Fly Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 13 min

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

$158 - $346

Fly Charlotte to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 20 min

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

$220 - $487

Fly Columbia to Washington Dulles  •  2 h 35 min

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

$133 - $478

Fly Charleston to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 57 min

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

$86 - $350

Line 11 bus to Charleston, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 11 bus from N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave to Centre Pointe Dr / Tanger Outlet Blvd
  2. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Washington Dulles (IAD) CHS - IAD

$122 - $354

Train via Alexandria Amtrak  •  7 h 56 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 Megabus  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence to Fayetteville
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville to Washington DC

$50 - $73

Drive  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Washington 401.6 miles

$35 - $60

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

American Airlines and Delta fly from Columbia to Washington every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Florence to Washington 3 times a day. 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Columbia to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Columbia to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Columbia
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Columbia to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Charleston to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbia to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Florence Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
3 times a day
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
CARTA
Phone
+1 843-724-7420
Website
ridecarta.com
Bus from N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave to Centre Pointe Dr / Tanger Outlet Blvd
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ridecarta.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between South Carolina and Washington is 654 km. The road distance is 643 km.

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

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

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

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.

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