There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Charleston by plane, train, subway, car or bus

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3 h 32 min

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

$108 - $368

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Bus Megabus  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Columbia, SC
  2. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston Atlanta

$72 - $109

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  3 h 49 min

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

$221 - $775

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  4 h 23 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

$144 - $375

Train, drive  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Yemassee Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$89 - $236

Bus Greyhound USA  •  14 h 18 min

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

$73 - $162

Train, bus  •  16 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Durham Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Florence, Sc
  3. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Charleston

$112 - $256

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Charleston 539 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Charleston via Richmond, Va and Florence, SC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 18 min.

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The distance between Washington and Charleston is 455 miles. The road distance is 539 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 18 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Washington to Charleston, including transfers.

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Washington to Charleston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Charleston is to fly which takes 3 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Charleston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 32 min.

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Washington to Charleston bus services, operated by South Eastern Stages, arrive at Charleston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Charleston is 539 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to drive from Washington to Charleston.

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

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  • Distance: 455.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

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

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Charleston via Richmond, Va, Florence, Sc, and Florence, SC in around 14 h 18 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 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

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
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Train from Washington Union Station to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Bus operators
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 Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Florence, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Charleston
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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