There are 3 ways to get from Charleston to Athens by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Charleston, SC to Columbia, SC
  2. Take the bus from Columbia, SC to Fort Gordon
  3. Take the bus from Ft. Gordon to Athens

$67 - $97

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Athens 263 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  5 h 18 min

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

$178 - $425

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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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It takes approximately 9 h 41 min to get from Charleston to Athens, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleston to Athens. However, there are services departing from Mary St / Meeting St and arriving at Athens via Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC and Ft. Gordon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 41 min.

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

You can take a bus from Charleston to Athens via N. Charleston SuperStop on Rivers Ave, Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, Fort Gordon, and Ft. Gordon in around 9 h 41 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from Charleston to Athens every 2 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charleston to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Charleston, SC to Columbia, SC
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Columbia, SC to Fort Gordon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Ft. Gordon to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com

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