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There are 10 ways to get from South Carolina to Washington 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 Columbia to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 2 min

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

$127 - $634

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Bus Megabus  •  10 h 30 min

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

$47 - $85

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Fly Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 9 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 34 min

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

$133 - $478

Line 11 bus to Charleston, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the line 11 bus from Reynolds Ave / Ottawa Ave to Centre Pointe Dr / Tanger Outlet Blvd
  2. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CHS - DCA

$86 - $350

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 Palmetto / ...

$65 - $180

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Sc to Raleigh, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc

$56 - $137

Drive  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Washington 401.6 miles

$35 - $60

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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 2 h 2 min.

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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 Raleigh, Nc and Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Florence Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 3 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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The best way to get from South Carolina to Washington without a car is to train which takes 7 h 56 min and costs $65 - $180.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from South Carolina to Washington, including transfers.

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South Carolina to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Florence, Sc station.

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South Carolina to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Florence Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Washington is to fly which takes 2 h 2 min and costs $120 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 7 h 56 min, you could also bus, which costs $55 - $140 and takes 9 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from South Carolina to Washington.
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  • Distance: 408.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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

American Airlines and Delta fly from Columbia to Washington every 3 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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Columbia to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Columbia to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Columbia
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Reagan Washington via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Columbia to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbia to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Charleston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 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 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $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 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
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
CARTA
Phone
+1 843-724-7420
Website
ridecarta.com
Bus from Reynolds Ave / Ottawa Ave to Centre Pointe Dr / Tanger Outlet Blvd
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ridecarta.com
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 Florence, Sc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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The quickest flight from Columbia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 29 min.

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South Carolina to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between South Carolina to Washington is 402 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to drive from South Carolina to Washington.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Columbia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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Book your South Carolina to Washington train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your South Carolina to Washington bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 803+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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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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