How to get from Atlanta to Charleston

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Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Charleston (CHS) ATL - CHS

$158 - $388

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston, SC 0989

$49 - $76

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga 3955 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC 0972 / ...

$53 - $108

Savannah 16 , bus  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the Savannah 16 from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
  2. Take the bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC 0972 / ...

$100 - $116

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Atlanta to Charleston 302 miles

$29 - $45

What companies run services between Atlanta, GA, USA and Charleston, SC, USA?

Delta flies from Atlanta to Charleston every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Atlanta to Charleston via Savannah, Ga, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave in around 8 h 40 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to Charleston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Savannah, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $70
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Charleston, SC
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Savannah16
Phone
+1-404-500-3966
Website
savannah16.com
Bus from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
savannah16.com
Book at
savannah16.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Atlanta and Charleston is 428 km. The road distance is 483 km.

The cheapest way to get from Atlanta to Charleston is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Atlanta to Charleston is to fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs $150 - $390.

No, there is no direct bus from Atlanta to Charleston. However, there are services departing from Atlanta, Ga and arriving at Mary St / Meeting St via Savannah, GA and Rivers Ave / Cosgrove Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Atlanta to Charleston, including transfers.