Travel from Atlanta to Charleston

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$36 | 12h 0min Flight$322 | 5h 49min Bus40 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$36
    7h 39min · 43 lb of CO2
  2. Train$261
    1d 7h 47min · 347 lb of CO2
  3. Flight$322
    5h 49min · 524 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$36
    4h 45min · 54 lb of CO2

Atlanta to Charleston Buses

bus tickets from Atlanta to Charleston

$36 · 7h 39min

Bus to Charleston

Southeastern StagesSoutheastern Stages Atlanta to Charleston
Bus Tickets
About $46
Travel Duration
7h 39min
GreyhoundGreyhound Atlanta to Charleston
Bus Tickets
About $36
Travel Duration
12h 0min

bus tickets from Marietta to Charleston

$60 · 8h 0min
Various bus companies
About $60
Travel Duration
8h 0min

bus tickets from Norcross to Charleston

$50 · 13h 25min

Bus to Charleston

Southeastern StagesSoutheastern Stages Norcross to Charleston
Bus Tickets
About $50
Travel Duration
13h 25min

bus tickets from Atlanta to Summerville

$46 · 7h 9min

Bus to Summerville

Southeastern StagesSoutheastern Stages Atlanta to Summerville
Bus Tickets
About $46
Travel Duration
7h 9min

Atlanta to Charleston Trains

train tickets from Atlanta to North Charleston

$261 · 1d 7h 47min
AmtrakAmtrak ATL train to CHS
Train Tickets
About $261
Travel Duration
1d 7h 47min
Atlanta - ATL
Amtrak from ATL to NYPAmtrak · 17h 9minCrescent
New York City - NYP
Amtrak from NYP to CHSAmtrak · 14h 38minSilver Star
North Charleston - CHS

Atlanta to Charleston Flights

bus tickets from ATL to CHS

$322 · 5h 49min

Flight to CHS

Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines ATL to CHS
About $322
Travel Duration
5h 49min

Drive from Atlanta to Charleston

Driving from Atlanta to Charleston

$36 · 4h 45min

It's 266 miles between Atlanta to Charleston. On a typical day, it might take between 4h 45min and 5h 0min from Atlanta to Charleston under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 5h 14min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Charleston by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $35.

Our recommendation to Charleston

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Atlanta to Charleston?

On your trip from Atlanta to Charleston, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Atlanta to Charleston SC - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Atlanta to Charleston. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Charleston is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Atlanta/Charleston buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Atlanta is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Atlanta GA and Charleston during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Atlanta to Charleston? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Charleston traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Charleston is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Atlanta to Charleston?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Atlanta to Charleston is by bus. The bus costs $36 roughly and will take 12 hours.

Does Amtrak go from Atlanta to Charleston?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Atlanta area and Charleston, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 7 hours 47 minutes. We recommend catching the train at ATL Atlanta Amtrak, which is about 4 miles from Atlanta. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NYP New York City.

How long does it take from Atlanta to Charleston by car?

The total distance between Atlanta and Charleston is 266 miles and will take you about 4 hours 45 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $36.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from Atlanta to Charleston
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from Atlanta to Charleston
Train company
19015 routes
Southwest Airlines from Atlanta to Charleston
Southwest Airlines
283 routes
Southeastern Stages from Atlanta to Charleston
Southeastern Stages
Bus company
25 routes