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Distance between Philadelphia, PA (PHL) and Charleston, SC (CHS)

Flight distance from Philadelphia to Charleston (Philadelphia International Airport – Charleston International Airport) is 550 miles / 885 kilometers / 478 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 32 minutes.

Driving distance from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charleston (CHS) is 646 miles / 1039 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 40 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Philadelphia to Charleston.

Shortest flight path between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Charleston International Airport (CHS).

How far is Charleston from Philadelphia?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Philadelphia and Charleston. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 550.031 miles
  • 885.190 kilometers
  • 477.964 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 550.600 miles
  • 886.106 kilometers
  • 478.459 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Philadelphia International Airport
City: Philadelphia, PA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PHL
ICAO Code: KPHL
Coordinates: 39°52′18″N, 75°14′27″W

B Charleston International Airport
City: Charleston, SC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CHS
ICAO Code: KCHS
Coordinates: 32°53′54″N, 80°2′25″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Philadelphia and Charleston.

Time Difference

Philadelphia, PA

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Charleston, SC

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 106 kg (234 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Philadelphia (PHL) → Charleston (CHS).

Distance:
550
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
550

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