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Journey Information

Atlanta to Charleston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$46.50
Shortest Duration7h 0m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Atlanta to Charleston right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Atlanta to Charleston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $46.50 was the low point for bus fares from Atlanta to Charleston. Buses from Charleston to Atlanta are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $46.50 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours to cover the 266 miles (428 kilometers) from Atlanta, GA to Charleston, SC. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Charleston. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Atlanta?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Atlanta to Charleston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Atlanta to Charleston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Atlanta to Charleston?

There is one bus company that operates from Atlanta to Charleston. Southeastern Stages is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Southeastern Stages48h 37m$48.38

Where does the bus leave from in Atlanta?

Most buses depart from the main station in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St

Where does the bus arrive in Charleston?

All buses from Atlanta arrive at one main station in Charleston, South Carolina:

  • Bus Station - 3610 Dorchester Rd

Price trends for buses from Atlanta to Charleston

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Atlanta, GA to Charleston, SC
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Roman
4.0
June 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I did not have to drive
Cons
We started 20 minutes late and because the schedule was very tight, our driver looked unnecessary stressed. It was cold, really cold for me. Eventually I had to get to my suitcase and got something more to wear. Apparently that was only me.
Tips
I was not using WiFi so I can't comment

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