Cheap Flights To Charleston (CHS)

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Cheap Flights to Charleston from $21 One Way, $42 Round Trip

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Charleston CHS Flight Information

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Destination Airport IATA Code
Number of Airlines Serving
Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways
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Earliest Departing Flight
AA 1466 10:36AM CST
Latest Departing Flight
HX 1105 Jun 16 12:35AM CST

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Travel to Charleston, South Carolina

South Carolina vacations don't have to cost a fortune. makes it easy to find cheap flights to Charleston and discount hotel accommodations. Steeped in history, Charleston is a place where you can tour old plantations and historic homes, visit the Great Hall at the Old Exchange to see where President Washington once danced and explore the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, the area where English settlers landed in 1670. However, you don't have to be a history buff to enjoy Charleston. With a variety of outdoor activities, kid-friendly attractions and a vibrant nightlife, the city has something everyone will enjoy.

Flying into Charleston

Flights coming into Charleston land at the Charleston International Airport, which is located at 5500 International Boulevard. Several airlines offer flights to Charleston, including American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and United Express. Taxicabs are readily available, and cab fare to downtown Charleston costs between $25 and $29. Shuttle vans also transport passengers downtown for $12. At $1.75 per ticket, the bus is the cheapest ground transportation option. If you would prefer to navigate the city by car, you can reserve a rental car through Avis, Budget, Hertz, National and Enterprise all have car rental counters at the airport, so you can pick up your rental vehicle as soon as your flight lands.

Exploring the City

Mild winters and hot summers make Charleston a perfect year-round vacation destination. During the winter months, average temperatures range from 38°F to 41°F. Although the weather is chilly, it rarely snows in Charleston. During the summer, the average temperatures range from the low 70s to the low 90s. If you travel in the summer, be prepared for rain. Most of the city's annual precipitation falls between June and September. However, the frequent afternoon thunderstorms are a relief from the heat, and they rarely last all day. If you enjoy American History, take a narrated harbor cruise to Fort Sumter, the site where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. You also won't want to miss the Aiken-Rhett House. The magnificent antebellum plantation still looks as it did in 1858, before the Civil War began.

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Beautiful weather, southern hospitality and a variety of things to do make Charleston a great place for a family vacation. When you're ready to book your trip, look for cheap flights to Charleston, vacation packages and tickets to local attractions on

Charleston When to Go

Most northerners will find Charleston balmy but beautiful any time of year, but the unquestionable high season is spring. People flock to Charleston from April through June to enjoy weather that’s comfortably warm and sunny, and to stroll the downtown historic district while the city’s renowned gardens are in bloom. The biggest event is the Spoleto Festival in May and June. More than 30 years old, the annual art and music gathering wraps up downtown Charleston for more than two weeks. Home and garden buffs should come in mid-April, when the Garden Club of Charleston leads house and garden tours through normally private residences.

Summer and fall offer a good alternative to the spring high season, but plan some beach or water park time in July and August, when the weather is downright sweltering. Charleston still draws big crowds around holidays like Labor Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July—all usually offering little festivals or community gatherings in the park.

The winter low season sees far fewer crowds, and the weather can be cool and rainy, though not freezing (temperatures generally hover around 60 degrees). Especially popular is Christmastime, when the picturesque historic district is draped in a cloak of holiday lights and gracious living is at its most quaint.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Charleston?
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If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
For all information regarding altering flights due to COVID-19, visit our Customer Service Portal. Also, it’s always a wise move to become familiar with your chosen carrier’s terms and conditions before you make a booking.
Which airlines fly to Charleston?
Look for a flight that suits your budget and schedule among the 20 airlines that operate at Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS). The easiest way to save on airfares is to book ahead of time. Take a look at these well-known domestic air carriers and pick up a rewarding deal today:

  • American Airlines - 241 flights to Charleston per month
  • Delta - 224 flights to Charleston per month
  • United Airlines - 200 flights to Charleston per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Charleston?
Search for a rewarding flight deal to Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS). It’s the city’s main airport and is situated roughly 9 miles northwest of the downtown area. Once you’ve strolled out of arrivals, it won’t be long before you’re enjoying the best of Charleston.
How much is a flight to Charleston?
Travelers from near and far nabbed round-trip bargains ranging from $42 to $115 this week to Charleston. Starting your trip from Fort Lauderdale (FLL)? The cheapest one-way fares started at just $21.
How to book the cheapest flight to Charleston?
With Orbitz, you’ll uncover some of the most affordable flight deals around from a great range of airlines. But if you’d love to increase your chances of picking up cheap flights to Charleston, here are some pointers to consider:

  • Taking off from or arriving at nearby airports can help you save on airfares. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points. Next, click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function below the form fields to see your options.
  • If you’re flexible with when you fly out, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option. It’ll bring up flight deals for the days before and after your chosen departure. Ticket prices often vary depending on the day of the week.
  • You can also select the ‘Show options’ link to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even choose the time of day you’d like to fly.
  • Book your fare as soon as you’ve decided on your travel dates. While you can get lucky on occasion, airline tickets rarely get more affordable as your departure date approaches.
  • Consider bundling your flights, hotels and car rental into an Orbitz package to make your dollar go further.
  • Don’t travel during peak seasons if possible. By avoiding summer and school vacations, you can save big on your airfare.

How long is a flight to Charleston?
The USA is big, so that depends on the destination you’re departing from. To make things easy, we’ve selected some of the main routes to Charleston and listed their average flight times:

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) to Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 2 hours and 4 minutes
  • Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.) to Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 1 hour and 11 minutes
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) to Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 2 hours and 7 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Charleston?
Generally speaking, January is the best time to purchase your airfare. This is closely followed by February and August. Bear this in mind while tracking down a cheap flight to Charleston.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Charleston?
Typically, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days to book flights to Charleston. If you want the best airfares, search across those days and you could land yourself a terrific flight deal.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Charleston?
Consider going early in the week to get cheap flights to Charleston. Orbitz data from 2020 indicates Monday is normally the most affordable day to set off, followed by Tuesday. Saturday was found to have the highest ticket prices. Presumably, this is because many passengers choose to start their trip when the working week is over.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Charleston?
If you have some wiggle room with your travel dates, think about departing during August. Orbitz data has found that this is generally the best month to take off if you want cheap flights to Charleston. As you would expect, fares increase in the busy month of June and flights get snapped up fast.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Life changes, and we think your flight should be able to as well. That’s why Orbitz makes it a cinch to search for flights with free cancellation and no change fees. Simply enter your departure and arrival points and then select “Filter by flexible change policies.” Now that’s peace of mind!
What do I need for the flight to Charleston?
There’s nothing as exciting as jetting off on an adventure, but it pays to be prepared. The following practical tips will help get your trip off to an excellent start:

  • Whether you print it out or use an electronic one, you’ll need your boarding pass to walk on to the plane. You’ll also need some sort of government-issued photo identification. If you’re traveling internationally, make sure your passport is valid.
  • Take some activities to pass the time on your trip to Charleston. Magazines, books and electronic devices like e-readers and tablets are all good. Don’t forget to take a bottle of water with you as well. Even on short flights, it’s important to stay hydrated.
  • Whatever the weather’s doing outside, plane cabins can get a bit chilly. Take a sweater on board to stop the goose bumps.

How many direct flights are there to Charleston?
Currently, there are 184 direct flights each month to Charleston. When it comes to airlines that will take you there, you’ve got plenty of choice. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are some of the most well-known. Southwest Airlines, Breeze Airways and JetBlue Airways are other reputable carriers that provide nonstop services.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Charleston?
If you think a first or business-class fare is out of your price range, you may want to think again. Here are just a few tips to help you pick up a premium flight to Charleston for a whole lot less:

  • Flexibility doesn’t just help with your yoga. Have some room to move around your travel dates so you can pick up cheaper airfares when a big sale drops.
  • Search for a budget carrier that has seats in business class. They usually come with extra legroom and a glass of Champagne — and a more attractive price.
  • Bid for an upgrade. Some airlines hold online auctions that let you put down a price for a seat up the front. You may also be able to upgrade with points earned through a loyalty scheme.

How to get into Charleston from the airport?
A Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) car rental is a quick way of traveling from CHS airport to downtown Charleston. Score a set of wheels from one of the popular rental companies on-site, such as Avis, National Car Rental or Budget and then head southeast. You’ll need to drive about 9 miles before you reach the city center. Charleston car rentals is another popular option situated downtown if you’d prefer not to drive so soon after you arrive.
What is the best time to go to Charleston?
Tourists come from near and far to go to Charleston in . So if you’d like to experience this amazing destination in the busy season, this is the best time to go. Like most places in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer begins June 20 in Charleston, with average daily temperatures between 75undefined and 90undefined.

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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

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