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There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Charleston  •  4h 36m

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

$86 - $349

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Train  •  9h 26m

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

$75 - $210

4 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Charleston  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Charleston (CHS) BWI - CHS

$199 - $756

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Charleston  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charleston (CHS) IAD - CHS

$122 - $356

Fly Reagan Washington to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Myrtle Beach (MYR) DCA - MYR
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach, SC to Charleston, SC

$227 - $709

Drive  •  8h 37m

  1. Drive from Washington to Charleston Amtrak 530.9 miles

$50 - $75

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

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which costs $85 - $350 and takes 4h 36m.

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

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The distance between Washington and Charleston Amtrak is 450 miles. The road distance is 530.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak without a car is to train which takes 9h 26m and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which takes 4h 36m and costs $85 - $350. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $210 and takes 9h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 41m.

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Washington to Charleston Amtrak train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charleston Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak.
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  • Distance: 450.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 36m

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

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Charleston Amtrak hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Charleston Amtrak twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 9h 26m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
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
37m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
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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 Washington Union Station to Charleston Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Charleston Amtrak is 531 miles. It takes approximately 8h 37m to drive from Washington to Charleston Amtrak.

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JetBlue Airways, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 398+ hotels available in Charleston Amtrak. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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