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There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Asheville by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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Bus, train  •  12h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Athens GA to Charlotte, NC
  2. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc

$74 - $153

5 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Commerce, GA to Greenville, SC
  2. Drive from Greenville, SC to Asheville

$119 - $132

Drive  •  3h 5m

  1. Drive from Athens to Asheville 163.3 miles

$16 - $24

Shuttle, fly to Asheville  •  5h 26m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from UGA Georgia Center to Atlanta Airport
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Asheville (AVL) ATL - AVL

$153 - $374

Shuttle, fly to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  5h 15m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from UGA Georgia Center to Atlanta Airport
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) ATL - GSP
  3. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Asheville

$108 - $273

Shuttle, fly to Tri-Cities Regional, drive  •  5h 32m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from UGA Georgia Center to Atlanta Airport
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) ATL - TRI
  3. Drive from Tri-Cities Regional to Asheville

$149 - $434

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Asheville is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Asheville is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3h 5m.

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The distance between Athens and Asheville is 123 miles. The road distance is 163.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Athens to Asheville without a car is to bus and train which takes 12h 12m and costs $70 - $160.

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It takes approximately 12h 12m to get from Athens to Asheville, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Atlanta Airport to Asheville Airport is the direct flight which takes 53m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Asheville is 163 miles. It takes approximately 3h 5m to drive from Athens to Asheville.

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Delta offers flights from Atlanta Airport to Asheville Airport.

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There are 223+ hotels available in Asheville. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Atlanta Airport is to shuttle which takes 2h and costs $30 - $45.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Asheville.
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  • Distance: 123.3 miles
  • Duration: 12h 12m

What companies run services between Athens, GA, USA and Asheville, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from Athens to Asheville. However, you can take the bus to Charlotte, NC, take the walk to Scaleybark Station, take the line 501 tram to Parkwood Station, take the walk to Charlotte Amtrak Station, take the train to Greensboro Amtrak Station, take the walk to Greensboro, Nc, then take the bus to Asheville, Nc. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Commerce, GA, take the bus to Greenville, SC, then take the drive to Asheville.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Atlanta to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Atlanta to Tri-Cities Regional
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Greensboro Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Pandora Bus
Website
pandorabus.com
Bus from Commerce, GA to Greenville, SC
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
pandorabus.com
Book at
search.gotobus.com
Groome Transportation
Phone
(800) 280-9270
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from UGA Georgia Center to Atlanta Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
groometransportation.com

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