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There are 6 ways to get from South Carolina to Athens by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Athens Fayetteville

$53 - $73

5 alternative options

Bus via Washington  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, SC to Washington Fayetteville
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Athens To Athens

Drive  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Athens 253.2 miles

$24 - $40

Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg, shuttle  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to Atlanta (ATL) GSP - ATL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Atlanta Airport to UGA Georgia Center

$136 - $307

Fly from Columbia, shuttle  •  3 h 40 min

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

$225 - $1,025

Fly from Charleston, shuttle  •  5 h 47 min

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

$164 - $411

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The cheapest way to get from South Carolina to Athens is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Carolina to Athens is to fly and shuttle which costs $130 - $310 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between South Carolina and Athens is 171 miles. The road distance is 253.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 3 min and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from South Carolina to Athens, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Greenville/Spartanburg Airport to Atlanta Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Carolina to Athens is 253 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to drive from South Carolina to Athens.

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Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Greenville/Spartanburg Airport to Atlanta Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Greenville/Spartanburg Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs $35 - $45.

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Map of how to get from South Carolina to Athens.
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  • Distance: 170.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between South Carolina, USA and Athens, GA, USA?

South Eastern Stages operates a bus from Florence to Athens twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Columbia to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Charleston to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Bus operators
South Eastern Stages
Phone
+1 877.836.7607 / 404.591.2750
Email
info@sestages.com
Website
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Florence, SC to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Bus from Florence, SC to Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
southeasternstages.com
Rally Bus
Phone
+1-855-725-5928
Email
info@rallybus.net
Website
rallybus.net
Bus from Washington to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
rallybus.net
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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