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There are 4 ways to get from Charlotte to Athens by bus, train, taxi, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, NC to Athens GA

$20 - $35

3 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Gainesville Amtrak Crescent
  2. Take a taxi from Gainesville Amtrak to Athens

$137 - $176

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Athens 199 miles

$19 - $29

Fly, shuttle  •  5 h 1 min

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

$251 - $897

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Athens is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Athens is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Charlotte, NC and arriving at Athens GA. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Charlotte and Athens is 170 miles. The road distance is 199 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs $20 - $35.

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The bus from Charlotte, NC to Athens GA takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Charlotte to Athens bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Charlotte, NC station.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Atlanta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Charlotte to Athens bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Athens GA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Athens is 199 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to drive from Charlotte to Athens.

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  • Distance: 169.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from Charlotte to Athens twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Gainesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Business Seat
$75 - $95
Bedroom
$430 - $650
Bus operators
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
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Other operators
Taxi from Gainesville Amtrak to Athens
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Charlotte 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 Charlotte to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25 min and costs $1 - $2.

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