How to get from Tampa to Charleston

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Recommended option

Fly from Tampa  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Charleston (CHS) TPA - CHS

$129 - $279

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Orlando, Fl
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Jacksonville, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Savannah, Ga
  4. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC

$76 - $165

4 alternative options

Bus to Sarasota/Bradenton, fly  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
  2. Fly from Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) to Charleston (CHS) SRQ - CHS

$230 - $297

Train, drive  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Tampa Amtrak to Jacksonville Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Jacksonville Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
  3. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$92 - $223

Train, bus  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Tampa Amtrak to Savannah Amtrak Silver Star
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC 0972 / ...

$88 - $205

Drive  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Tampa to Charleston 437.7 miles

$40 - $65

What companies run services between Tampa, FL, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Tampa to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tampa to Charleston via Orlando, Fl, Jacksonville, Fl, Savannah, Ga, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave in around 10 h 52 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Tampa to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $480
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Charleston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Tampa to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Tampa to Charleston via Miami
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Tampa to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Tampa to Charleston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Tampa to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Tampa to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Charleston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Sarasota/Bradenton to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Tampa Amtrak to Jacksonville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Jacksonville Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Tampa Amtrak to Savannah Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
Bus from Tampa, Fl to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Jacksonville, Fl to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tampa and Charleston is 589 km. The road distance is 700 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tampa to Charleston is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Tampa to Charleston is to fly which takes 6 h 16 min and costs $120 - $280.

No, there is no direct bus from Tampa to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Tampa, Fl and arriving at Mary St / Meeting St via Orlando, Fl, Jacksonville, Fl, Savannah, GA and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 52 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Tampa to Charleston, including transfers.