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Travel time from Miami to Charleston


Miami to Charleston airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Miami to Charleston? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Charleston, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Thursday, 9:27 am:  start in Miami
drive for about 18 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 10:40 am at the latest

9:45 am:  Miami International (MIA)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 11:10 am

10:15 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

11:15 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

11:45 am:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

12:00 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:10 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 15 minutes

12:25 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 18 minutes to taxi to the runway

12:43 pm:  wheels up! take-off from MIA
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

2:10 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Miami, FL
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 12 minutes to the gate

2:22 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

2:41 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 19 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

2:56 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:06 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 9 minutes

3:15 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:31 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 42 minutes in the air

4:13 pm (local time):  Charleston AFB/International (CHS)
Charleston is the same time as Miami
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

4:21 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at CHS
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 32 minutes to your destination

4:53 pm (local time):  arrive in Charleston

Total travel time: 7 hours

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Flying non-stop from Miami to Charleston

How far is Charleston from Miami? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 483 miles or 777 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 16 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 7 hours, 26 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 7.4x faster, and saves you about 6.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Charleston Airports
  1. Charleston International Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Charleston

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from MIA to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to CHS, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.



Alternate flights from Miami to Charleston

The most common route is MIA to ATL, then connecting to CHS, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. MIA to ATL to CHS
    Miami International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Charleston AFB/International
  2. MIA to LGA to CHS
    Miami International to LaGuardia to Charleston AFB/International
  3. MIA to ORD to CHS
    Miami International to Chicago O'Hare International to Charleston AFB/International
  4. MIA to JFK to CHS
    Miami International to John F. Kennedy International to Charleston AFB/International
  5. MIA to EWR to CHS
    Miami International to Newark Liberty International to Charleston AFB/International
  6. MIA to DFW to CHS
    Miami International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Charleston AFB/International
  7. MIA to DCA to CHS
    Miami International to Ronald Reagan Washington National to Charleston AFB/International
  8. MIA to IAH to CHS
    Miami International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Charleston AFB/International
  9. MIA to CLT to CHS
    Miami International to Charlotte Douglas International to Charleston AFB/International
  10. MIA to BOS to CHS
    Miami International to Logan International to Charleston AFB/International
  11. MIA to PHL to CHS
    Miami International to Philadelphia International to Charleston AFB/International
  12. MIA to BWI to CHS
    Miami International to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall to Charleston AFB/International
  13. MIA to DTW to CHS
    Miami International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Charleston AFB/International
  14. MIA to DEN to CHS
    Miami International to Denver International to Charleston AFB/International
  15. MIA to IAD to CHS
    Miami International to Washington Dulles International to Charleston AFB/International
  16. MIA to SEA to CHS
    Miami International to Seattle/Tacoma International to Charleston AFB/International
  17. MIA to BNA to CHS
    Miami International to Nashville International to Charleston AFB/International
  18. OPF to YYZ to CHS
    Opa-locka Executive to Lester B. Pearson International to Charleston AFB/International
  19. TMB to YYZ to CHS
    Miami Executive to Lester B. Pearson International to Charleston AFB/International
  20. OPF to BGI to CHS
    Opa-locka Executive to Grantley Adams International to Charleston AFB/International
  21. OPF to PLS to CHS
    Opa-locka Executive to Providenciales International to Charleston AFB/International
  22. OPF to YUL to CHS
    Opa-locka Executive to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International to Charleston AFB/International
  23. OPF to BDA to CHS
    Opa-locka Executive to L. F. Wade International to Charleston AFB/International
  24. OPF to SXM to CHS
    Opa-locka Executive to Princess Juliana International to Charleston AFB/International
  25. OPF to SCL to CHS
    Opa-locka Executive to Arturo Merino Benitez International to Charleston AFB/International
  26. OPF to AMS to CHS
    Opa-locka Executive to Schiphol to Charleston AFB/International
  27. OPF to BIM to CHS
    Opa-locka Executive to Bimini International to Charleston AFB/International


Airlines that fly to Charleston

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  3. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)
  4. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)


Plan a trip to Charleston

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Charleston. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Vendue Inn. A great place to eat might be Husk. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Charleston like King Street. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Charleston like Two day trip - what are the must sees, eats, and drinks? Click the button below to explore Charleston in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Charleston to Miami, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Miami to Charleston road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Miami to Charleston?

If you happen to know Miami, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Miami!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 483 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 16 minutes
143 Miami travel answers
137 Charleston travel answers










   
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