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Sumter - Atlanta Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Sumter to Atlanta. Traveling by bus from Sumter to Atlanta usually takes around 7 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Southeastern Stages bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance233 mi (374 km)
Shortest duration5h 50m
Cheapest price$79.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceSoutheastern Stages
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Sumter to Atlanta

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




May 6, 2023- Visiting friends

Southeastern Stages

Pros: I liked the fact that it was on time and not to long. Cons: That's like asking asking a clitorical question because as time go along things always improve so to ask what could be improved all you have to do is just look around for yourself. Tips: Basically if you're traveling alone always be conscious of people places and things around you at all times and that's for being alone or in the group.



September 6, 2022- Solo travel

Southeastern Stages

Fred the driver , great customer service !! Thank you , so much better than greyhound ✅

How much is a bus ticket from Sumter to Atlanta?

Bus tickets for a trip from Sumter to Atlanta cost $89.00 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

Taking the bus from Sumter to Atlanta is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $58. If you're planning to take the bus from Sumter to Atlanta during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $84. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Sumter to Atlanta?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Sumter to Atlanta. Southeastern Stages connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Southeastern Stages37h 24m$89.12
  • Book Southeastern Stages from Sumter to Atlanta from $79. There are 3 trips per day offered by Southeastern Stages from Sumter to Atlanta and you can expect on average to pay for a Southeastern Stages ticket to Atlanta. In Sumter, Southeastern Stages departs to Atlanta from 129 S Harvin St . In Atlanta, Southeastern Stages arrives at Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St .

    An average trip on Southeastern Stages from Sumter to Atlanta takes 7 hours and 24 minutes , while the fastest available Southeastern Stages trip will get you to Atlanta in 5 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Southeastern Stages offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Atlanta.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 23 minutes to cover the 233 miles from Sumter to Atlanta. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Sumter to Atlanta at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sumter to Atlanta, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Sumter to Atlanta every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information


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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Sumter?

Main departure station: 129 S Harvin St

Most buses depart from the main station in Sumter.

All bus stations in Sumter:

  • 129 S Harvin St

Where does the bus arrive in Atlanta?

Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St - ATLGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

All bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

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