Akron, Ohio is approximately 216 miles from Charleston, West Virginia. This is a driving distance of about three and a half hours. The best way to get from Akron to Charleston is by taking route 77 south. It is a direct drive. 77 South will take you from Akron to Charleston. It is also a very beautiful drive, especially in the fall because of all of the colored leaves in the mountains. Charleston is the capital of West Virginia and Akron is one of the Ohio's major manufacturers of rubber and tires. Many people in the Charleston area choose to come to Akron and its neighboring cities for a vacation or a visit.