Atlanta to Charleston Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $36
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 49min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 40 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 266 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Southwest Airlines, Southeastern Stages
$36 · 7h 9min · 43 lb of CO2
Atlanta to Charleston
+4 more options
$261 · 1d 7h 47min · 347 lb of CO2
$322 · 5h 49min · 524 lb of CO2

Atlanta to Charleston Flights

There are 1 airports — ATL — that make sense to fly out of from Atlanta and 1 airports — CHS — to access Charleston. The best deals are usually found by flying out of ATL.

Southwest Airlines offers flights from ATL to CHS.

The cheapest way by air is via Southwest Airlines and flies from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl (ATL) to Charleston Afb Intl (CHS). Southwest Airlines flies from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl (ATL) to Charleston Afb Intl (CHS) and is the quickest flight to get you from Atlanta to Charleston.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Charleston from Atlanta, a flight is the quickest method.

$36 · 4h 45min · 54 lb of CO2
Atlanta to Charleston

Drive from Atlanta to Charleston

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.

What is the best way to travel from Atlanta to Charleston?

The are 7 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Atlanta to Charleston. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Atlanta towards Charleston, as it is the cheapest to Charleston. It's common to find tickets for as low as $36. Greyhound operates from Atlanta to Charleston, so you book your trip with them! 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.

Is the train or the bus better from Atlanta to Charleston SC?

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 Greyhound from Atlanta to Charleston
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from Atlanta to Charleston
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from Atlanta to Charleston
Southeastern Stages Southeastern Stages from Atlanta to Charleston
Useful Links FAQ Coverage Website
Customer Service404.591.2750