|Most popular in||July||High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||$339||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||$209||From New York to Charleston|
$332 - $478
When looking at flights from popular cities in the USA like Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Boston, and Jacksonville, flight times to Charleston, WV can range anywhere from 1h-9h. The fastest one-stop flight with the shortest arrival time to Charleston Yeager Airport (CRW) is about 3h 7m from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Nashville International Airport (BNA), Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) quickest one-stop flights are around 3h 20m to Charleston. However, some flights may have a longer layover with a flight time to your destination that can be up to 12h.
You can find direct flights to Charleston from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Delta, United, and American Airlines can fly you non-stop to Charleston, WV without dealing with any layovers along the way. The direct flights from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) offer the fastest times at about 1h to Yeager Airport.
Once your plane has landed, there are plenty of options to get to your destination. There are rental car counters that feature companies such as Hertz, Alamo, and Enterprise in the baggage claims area of the airport. You can catch a cab at one of the taxi stands that are located next to the rental car lot. Taxis can get you to Charleston’s Historic District within 8-10 minutes. You’re also able to get Uber and Lyft services to your destination for about $12-20. Limousine and hotel shuttle services are also available. When it comes to public transportation, there’s a bus stop outside of the airport that’s about 1.7 miles away on Greenbrier St and Rutledge Rd. Here you could catch Bus #6 to the city’s center.
As the capital of West Virginia, Charleston has many historical sites to visit and recreational activities to enjoy. You can take a tour of the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, the World War I Museum, and the West Virginia State Museum & Culture Center. The Living Memorial Park is dedicated to veterans and features fun festivals along with other events throughout the year. Once a train station, Capitol Market is a popular farmer’s market where you can find local produce, crafts, and restaurants. You can take a hike or go bicycling in the Kanawha State Forest. The Mardi Gras Casino & Resort also offers additional fun.
You do not need a passport or a visa to fly to Charleston, WV if you are a citizen of the USA and are flying in from another state. However, individuals 18 years of age and older will need a government-issued ID while traveling from state-to-state, such as a driver’s license or state ID. Non-citizens will need a passport to enter West Virginia if they do not have a government-issued ID like a permanent resident card, but may not need a tourist visa to enter if coming from countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program. Do note that starting on October 1, 2020, citizens must have a REAL ID in order to fly domestically in the USA.