The driving distance from Columbia, South Carolina to Charleston, South Carolina is:

114 miles / 183 km

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Driving distance from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC

The total driving distance from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC is 114 miles or 183 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Columbia, South Carolina. It ends in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Charleston was named after King Charles I of England. It was an important English settlement in the late 1600s. By the mid-1800s it became the wealthiest and largest city south of Philadelphia. Charleston was an important port and agricultural center and drew its wealth largely from these industries.

With wealth came the many homes of the rich and famous. Today you can still enjoy the rich history of Charleston by staying in one of the historical homes. Here is a list:

Planters Inn – this 1844 building was a dry goods store. It is located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District and has been converted into a 64-room boutique hotel.

Elliott House Inn – originally home to wealthy planter Bernard Elliott, this property was rebuilt in 1861 after the disastrous fire and later converted to a 25-room boutique hotel in 1981.

Andrew Pinckney Inn – conveniently located adjacent to the City Market and walking distance to restaurants, shops and historic sites. This 3-story 1840 boutique hotel offers traditional British West Indies design and southern hospitality.

John Rutledge House - built in 1763 by John Rutledge, a signer of the Constitution of the United States and the only home of a signer. This luxurious boutique hotel is a living historic landmark with period décor and top-class amenities.

These are just 4 of the many historic homes in Charleston. Find out more at

Columbia, South Carolina

City: Columbia
State: South Carolina
Country: United States
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Charleston, South Carolina

City: Charleston
State: South Carolina
Country: United States
Category: cities

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