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Fares from $53 One Way, $86 Round Trip from Washington to Charleston

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Route Information for Flights from Washington to Charleston

Origin Airport IATA CodeWAS
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHS
Distance473 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival3:50PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival12:45AM UTC

Flights Review

Dec 26, 2019

Good flight overall, but the seats are way too small. I'm a slim guy of average height and I still felt crushed. Can't imagine how awful the seats are for someone tall or heavy.

Dec 4, 2019

Very nice staff to help with transfer to gate at Dulles

Oct 17, 2019

Always feel comfortable onJetBlue...everyone has a helpful, friendly attitude! Thanks!

Oct 12, 2019

Only downside is that using Orbitz meant my boarding zone was the furthest back it’s been in the least 8 years or so. No fun.

Aug 23, 2019

Great service.

Aug 4, 2019

Excellent flight!

Jan 25, 2019

My son left his hat on the plane, a hat that has incredible sentimental value after a near-fatal accident suffered by my son. Jame Ware, The Charleston, SC-based Baggage Claims manager went above and beyond to help us locate it. While we never recovered it, we were deeply impressed with James’ initiative, quick problem-solving skills, and compassionate caring customer service. PLEASE RECOGNIZE JAMES WARE FOR HIS EXCELLENCE, please. His email is Give him a raise and a gift certificate for a Cartibean cruise, please. He deserves it. TERESE SHELTON

Dec 16, 2018

It would be great to have a system where you could bring the gels/liquids as cargo without having to check the bag for $30. Perhaps for a small cost, purchase a small bag or box (i.e. $5.00), where the airline would bring it in the cargo of the plane (as opposed to the passenger cabin if there's a security concern) but not punish customers with a $30 baggage fee if they accidentally had something that was a little over 3 oz. liquid/gel.

Oct 19, 2018

Left on time, arrived early! Great flight!

Oct 3, 2018

Hated the xtra bag fees. Overhead bins were half empty on both flights and I had to pay to check my bag.

Finding Flights from Washington DC to Charleston

The Best DC Airports

Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.

Long-Term Parking Options

The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.

Public Transportation Choices

The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.

Places to Eat

Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use to look for flights from Washington DC.

Flights to Charleston

Finding flights to Charleston is a breeze with If you plan to visit this city, you can search a variety of airfare rates with the travel planner on this site. Charleston is serviced by Charleston International Airport (CHS). This airport is located just 10 miles from downtown Charleston at 5500 International Blvd., in Charleston, South Carolina. Airlines servicing CHS include American, Delta, United, US Airways and Southwest. Travelers who are on a budget can find discount airfare rates at

Transportation from CHS

There are a variety of transportation options that travelers can use to get from CHS. Car-rental services, such as National, Avis, Hertz and Budget, offer transportation from the airport. Passengers can also use shuttle and taxi companies to get from CHS.

Weather in Charleston

Weather in Charleston is characterized by significant rainfall throughout the year. It has mild winters and hot, humid summers. Travelers to this city should bring an umbrella, no matter what time of the year they visit. Winter travelers should bring warm coats and sweaters, and summer travelers should be prepared with cool T-shirts and shorts.

Attractions in Charleston

There are an array of attractions to choose from in Charleston, including museums, historical sites, outdoor activities and galleries. One of the most popular things to do in this city is to take a ride on the Charleston Water Taxi. Let plan your trip out of CHS and find you affordable flights to Charleston.

Flights from Washington to Charleston - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Washington to Charleston?

You can fly straight from Washington to Charleston with American Airlines. It's the only airline with nonstop services from Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) to Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.).

What is the shortest flight from Washington to Charleston?

Leave that epic movie for your hotel room, because the flight from Washington to Charleston can take as little as 1 hour and 35 minutes.

What airlines fly from Washington (and vicinity) to Charleston (and vicinity) most frequently?

Southwest Airlines is the most frequent airline servicing the Washington (and vicinity) to Charleston (and vicinity) route. Select from 101 flights per month with this carrier.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Charleston?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Charleston have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Charleston with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Charleston without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.