There are 9 ways to get from Williamsburg to Charleston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Newport News  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Newport News (PHF) to Charleston (CHS) PHF - CHS

$288 - $1,428

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Bus  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Williamsburg to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
  4. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Florence, Sc
  5. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Charleston

$85 - $179

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Bus to Norfolk, fly  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Williamsburg to Norfolk, Va
  2. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Charleston (CHS) ORF - CHS

$307 - $1,373

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Charleston (CHS) DCA - CHS

$185 - $561

Train to Richmond, fly  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Richmond Main Street Amtrak
  2. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Charleston (CHS) RIC - CHS

$255 - $808

Train, train to Baltimore, fly  •  7 h 50 min

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

$299 - $974

Train to Washington Dulles, fly  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charleston (CHS) IAD - CHS

$223 - $570

Train, drive  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
  3. Drive from Yemassee Amtrak to Charleston

$146 - $381

Drive  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Williamsburg to Charleston 468.2 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Williamsburg to Charleston is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Williamsburg to Charleston is to bus and fly which costs $300 - $1,400 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Williamsburg to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Williamsburg and arriving at Charleston via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, Fayetteville, Nc and Florence, SC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 16 min.

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The distance between Williamsburg and Charleston is 362 miles. The road distance is 468.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Williamsburg to Charleston without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 16 min and costs $85 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Williamsburg to Charleston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Williamsburg to Charleston is to fly which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $280 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $180 and takes 12 h 16 min.

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There is no direct flight from Newport News Airport to Charleston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 38 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Williamsburg to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 362.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

What companies run services between Williamsburg, VA, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Williamsburg to Charleston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Williamsburg to Charleston via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, Fayetteville, Nc, Florence, Sc, and Florence, SC in around 12 h 16 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
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 Richmond to Charleston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newport News to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charleston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Norfolk to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Richmond to Charleston via Boston
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Richmond Main Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Yemassee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $420
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 Williamsburg to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Williamsburg to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
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
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Fayetteville, NC to Florence, SC
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Williamsburg to Charleston is 468 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to drive from Williamsburg to Charleston.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Newport News Airport to Charleston Airport.

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There are 752+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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