There are 6 ways to get from Charlotte to Athens by train, taxi, 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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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

$128 - $212

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga 1041 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta GA to Athens GA

$40 - $89

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Athens 199 miles

$19 - $29

Fly Charlotte to Atlanta  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Atlanta (ATL) CLT - ATL

$244 - $892

Fly Charlotte to Greenville/Spartanburg, bus, taxi  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) CLT - GSP
  2. Take the bus from Greenville, SC - Raceway Gas Station 1116 Woodruff Rd. to Commerce, GA - TA Gas Station 30738 GA 15
  3. Take a taxi from Commerce, GA to Athens

$281 - $1,002

Bus to Greenville/Spartanburg, fly to Atlanta  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Greenville, Sc
  2. Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to Atlanta (ATL) GSP - ATL

$131 - $323

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Charlotte to Athens, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Athens without a car is to train and taxi which takes 5 h 7 min and costs $120 - $220.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Athens.
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  • Distance: 169.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

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

You can take a bus from Charlotte to Athens via Atlanta, Ga, Five Points Station, Civic Center Station, and Atlanta GA in around 7 h 1 min. Alternatively, Delta and American Airlines fly from Charlotte to Athens hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Gainesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Greenville, Sc
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Pandora Bus
Website
pandorabus.com
Bus from Greenville, SC - Raceway Gas Station 1116 Woodruff Rd. to Commerce, GA - TA Gas Station 30738 GA 15
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60
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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