Trains to and from Charleston International Airport (CHS)

Passengers at Charleston International Airport (CHS) can choose from reliable ground transportation services, including rental cars, taxis, rideshares, hotel shuttle services, and buses.

Please note that the railway transportation is currently not available at the airport grounds.

The nearest station is in Downtown North Charleston, where a train connection to several destinations in the region is possible.

The quickest way to get from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Charleston Amtrak Station is to taxi for less than $15.00.

The travel time takes approximately 7 minutes.

Amtrak Train Station (North Charleston, South Carolina)

Charleston, South Carolina

4565 Gaynor Avenue

North Charleston Transit Center

North Charleston, SC 29405

The North Charleston Intermodal Transportation Center is an intermodal transit station in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The station serves as the Amtrak train station for the Greater Charleston area.

It also serves as a bus terminus for the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) and Southeastern Stages, a regional intercity bus common carrier.

Located in the Liberty Hill neighborhood, the station appears in Amtrak timetables as Charleston.

Currently, it is served by two Amtrak routes, for a total of four trains daily:

  • The Palmetto (daytime train), with the northbound train at 10:00 AM and the southbound train at 7:19 PM.
  • The Silver Meteor (overnight train), with the northbound train at 9:17 PM and the southbound train at 4:51 AM.

Amtrak operating hours are from 4:00 AM–11:45 AM and from 4:00 PM–11:45 PM, including the ticket counter, passenger assistance, and baggage service.


  • Arrive at least 45 minutes before departure if you're checking baggage or need ticketing/passenger assistance.
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes before departure if you're not checking baggage or don't need assistance

For more information about Amtrak Train Station (North Charleston, South Carolina) fares and schedule, please visit

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