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There are 4 ways to get from Charleston to Athens by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston to Columbia, SC Charleston
  2. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Athens Fayetteville

$70 - $102

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Athens 263 miles

$25 - $40

Fly from Charleston, shuttle  •  5 h 8 min

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

$185 - $430

Bus to Columbia, fly, shuttle  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston to Columbia, SC
  2. Fly from Columbia (CAE) to Atlanta (ATL) CAE - ATL
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Atlanta Airport to UGA Georgia Center

$269 - $1,085

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The cheapest way to get from Charleston to Athens is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleston to Athens is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Charleston and Athens is 216 miles. The road distance is 263 miles.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 33 min and costs $65 - $110.

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It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from Charleston to Athens, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Charleston Airport to Atlanta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 11 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleston to Athens is 263 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to drive from Charleston to Athens.

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Delta offers flights from Charleston Airport to Atlanta Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charleston to Charleston Airport is to Shuttle Bus which takes 30 min and costs $25.

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Map of how to get from Charleston to Athens.
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  • Distance: 216.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 33 min

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

You can take a bus from Charleston to Athens via Columbia, SC and Athens in around 7 h 33 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charleston to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Columbia to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Atlanta Airport to UGA Georgia Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
groometransportation.com

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