There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak by plane, bus, train, subway 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 Reagan Washington to Charleston, line 10 bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. DCA - CHS

$86 - $349

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 46 min

  1. 1051
  2. 0972

$77 - $140

5 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Charleston  •  4 h 53 min

  1. BWI - CHS

$199 - $753

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Charleston  •  5 h 33 min

  1. IAD - CHS

$122 - $356

Fly Reagan Washington to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. DCA - MYR

$227 - $701

Train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Palmetto / ...

$75 - $210

Drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. 530.9 miles

$50 - $75

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Charleston Amtrak, SC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Charleston Amtrak 4 times a day. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 9 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Charleston Amtrak via Raleigh, Nc, Raleigh, NC, Charleston, SC, N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave, and Rivers Ave / Morningside Dr in around 16 h 46 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Charleston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Bus operators
CARTA
Phone
+1 843-724-7420
Website
ridecarta.com
Bus from N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave to Rivers Ave / Morningside Dr
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ridecarta.com
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Myrtle Beach to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Raleigh, NC to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Washington and Charleston Amtrak is 721 km. The road distance is 849 km.

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 37 min.

The quickest way to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak is to fly and line 10 bus which takes 4 h 39 min and costs $85 - $350.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Charleston Amtrak. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 26 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Charleston Amtrak. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Rivers Ave / Morningside Dr via Raleigh, NC and N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 46 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.