Directions from Washington to Charleston

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Recommended option

Fly from Reagan Washington  •  2 h 40 min

  1. DCA - CRW

$175 - $919

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 57 min

$51 - $122

3 alternative options

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  3 h 29 min

  1. IAD - CRW

$201 - $926

Train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Cardinal

$60 - $170

Drive  •  6 h

  1. 362.9 miles

$35 - $55

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

American Airlines flies from Washington to Charleston twice daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Charleston 5 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $170 and the journey takes 9 h 29 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
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 29 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Morgantown
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Washington and Charleston is 404 km. The road distance is 581 km.

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Charleston is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h.

The quickest way to get from Washington to Charleston is to fly which takes 2 h 40 min and costs $170 - $950.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Charleston Amtrak. Services depart five times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 29 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Charleston Transit Mall via Baltimore Downtown, Md and Morgantown WVU. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 57 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Washington to Charleston, including transfers.