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Boston - North Charleston Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Boston to North Charleston. Traveling by train from Boston to North Charleston usually takes 21 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 19 hours and 3 minutes.

Distance817 mi (1315 km)
Fastest train19h 3m
Lowest price$150.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Boston to North Charleston?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Boston to North Charleston was $224.82. Train tickets on this route are typically priced higher due to the distance covered. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to North Charleston if you book your train tickets at least 28 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $229.06.

Average prices by travel date

$360$240$120JulJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to North Charleston is expected to fluctuate between $193 and $348 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to North Charleston in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Boston is $198.

Monthly avg. prices

$325$260$195$130$65ASONDJFMAMJJ
Ticket prices for the train from Boston to North Charleston often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in September when the average ticket price is only $147. If you're thinking of traveling from Boston to North Charleston during June, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $303 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in June, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$400$320$240$160$803020100

By booking your train trip from Boston to North Charleston on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time, you can save about $229.06 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Boston to North Charleston?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Boston to North Charleston. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak221h 34m$306.15
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Boston to North Charleston every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $150.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Boston and North Charleston is approximately 817 miles, or 1315 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 3 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Boston to North Charleston on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Tuesday. Tuesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Boston at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Boston twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from North Charleston to Boston.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

North Charleston

North Charleston, SC

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North Charleston, SC

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North Charleston, SC

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North Charleston is a promising travel destination with quirky landmarks and fun activities for all travelers. To explore the city’s rich history, the H.L. Hunley Museum offers everything you need. Featuring the first successful combat submarine in the world as well as other Civil War-era relics, the museum will keep you enthralled for a whole morning. Other notable museums include the Greater Charleston Naval Memorial as well as the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. For fans of cultural activities, don’t pass up the chance to enjoy an event at the North Charleston Coliseum, which is one of the largest venues in South Carolina. If you enjoy staying away from a crowd and exploring nature, a walk around Riverfront Park will be what you need.

Though North Charleston might not feature a lively food scene like Charleston does, the city’s staples will still satisfy hungry travelers. Nigel’s Good Food is a local favorite and a good place to start your food tour. Chill-N-Grill is a great spot to grab some fresh seafood.

The city’s transportation center is located on Gaynor Ave. Travelers can catch Southeastern Stages buses here. Travelers can also catch Amtrak trains passing through the city at this station. North Charleston is served by Amtrak’s Palmetto and Silver Meteor lines. The main airport is the Charleston International Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main departure station: Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to North Charleston.

All train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

Where is the train station in North Charleston?

Main arrival station: 4565 Gaynor Ave

The Amtrak Station in North Charleston is an intermodal transportation hub offering both intercity bus services and train services for travelers into and out of the Charleston area. The station opened in 2018 and offers modern amenities like charging ports along with vending machines and restrooms. Amtrak’s Palmetto service from Savannah to New York and Silver Meteor service from Miami to New York both stop in North Charleston. Southeastern Stages provides bus service from this station to destinations throughout the South.

All train stations in North Charleston:

  • 4565 Gaynor Ave

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