There are 5 ways to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak by plane, train, subway or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  4 h 32 min

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

$86 - $349

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Train  •  9 h 26 min

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

$75 - $210

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 37 min

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

$199 - $756

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  5 h 15 min

  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

Drive  •  8 h 37 min

  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 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Charleston Amtrak is to fly which costs $85 - $350 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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

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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 9 h 26 min and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min 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 4 h 32 min and costs $85 - $350. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $210 and takes 9 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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  • Distance: 450.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

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 9 h 26 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 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
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
37 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Charleston Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
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

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

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

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There are 334+ hotels available in Charleston Amtrak. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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

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