There are 10 ways to get from Washington to South Carolina by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Columbia  •  3 h

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Columbia (CAE) DCA - CAE

$127 - $633

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Bus via Richmond, Va  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Florence, Sc 1019

$47 - $122

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Fly Reagan Washington to Greenville/Spartanburg  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) DCA - GSP

$153 - $348

Fly Reagan Washington to Charlotte  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charlotte (CLT) DCA - CLT

$218 - $483

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Columbia  •  3 h 37 min

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

$133 - $480

Fly Reagan Washington to Charleston  •  3 h 58 min

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

$85 - $346

Train to Baltimore, fly to Charleston  •  4 h 3 min

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

$198 - $753

Train  •  7 h 40 min

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

$65 - $180

Bus Megabus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Fayetteville, NC
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc 1019 / ...

$50 - $82

Drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Florence 406.3 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to South Carolina is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to South Carolina is to fly which costs $120 - $650 and takes 3 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to South Carolina. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Florence, Sc via Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Florence Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

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The distance between Washington and South Carolina is 409 miles. The road distance is 406.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to South Carolina without a car is to train which takes 7 h 40 min and costs $65 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from Washington to South Carolina, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Washington to South Carolina is to fly which takes 3 h and costs $120 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 7 h 40 min, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 9 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to South Carolina.
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  • Distance: 408.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and South Carolina, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Columbia every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Florence twice daily. Tickets cost $65 - $180 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Columbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charlotte via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Columbia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
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
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 Reagan Washington to Columbia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Columbia
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Train operators
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 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
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 Florence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Hourly
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 Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Columbia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 34 min.

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Washington to South Carolina bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Florence, Sc station.

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Washington to South Carolina train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Florence Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to South Carolina is 406 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to drive from Washington to South Carolina.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Columbia Airport.

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Book your Washington to South Carolina bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 16+ hotels available in South Carolina. Prices start at $52 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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