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Charleston Transportation

Charleston offers a variety of ways to get around the town..... from rental car to taxi, from pedicab to rickshaw, from CARTA bus to trolley, from limousine to shuttle, from water taxi to horse-drawn carriage ride, from bike rental to just plain walking!






Charleston Transportation
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AMTRAK Marinas & Boating
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GETTING TO CHARLESTON:

By plane
Charleston International Airport (CHS) is located 12 miles northwest of the historic downtown district.

Charleston International Airport
5500 International Blvd. (off of I-526)
Charleston, SC 29418

Charleston Airport Shuttle Information

To get from the airport to hotel in Charleston's downtown historic district:

- Taxis are available to travel to Charleston's downtown for approximately $25

- Shuttles can be arranged by Airport Ground Transportation to travel to downtown for about $14 per person

- CARTA's local bus service, Bus 11, travels hourly on weekdays to downtown

- Rental cars can be hired at the airport terminal. See map below for driving from Charleston International Airport to downtown Charleston

By car
Charleston is accessible from the north or south via U.S. Highway 17 and from the west via Interstate 26. Interstate 526 is an outer beltway forming a loop from U.S. 17 to the Charleston International Airport (see map below).

By train
Charleston's Amtrak stations is located at:

4565 Gaynor Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

By bus
Charleston's Greyhound Bus station is located in North Charleston at:

3610 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 747-5341

GETTING AROUND CHARLESTON:

By public transportation
CARTA is Charleston's
public transportation system (Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority) which consists of a bus system (Bus Route #11 operates hourly on weekdays between the Charleston International Airport & downtown) & Downtown Area Shuttles which operate several stops in the historic district (DASH) (210, 211, 212, & 213).

By taxi / pedicab
Traveling by taxi or pedicab in Charleston is inexpensive for the most part, but sometimes taxis are hard to come by. You can only flag down a taxi in the downtown area, but outside of the downtown area you will need to prearrange them by calling one of the taxi services in advance. See the sample listing of Charleston taxi services below for more information.

A Sample Listing of Charleston Taxi Services

Charleston Black Cab Company
215 E Bay St #201J Rainbow Market, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 216-2627

Towne Park
164 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 608-1111

Tri-County Transport Personal Shuttle & Limousine Service
520 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 882-5592

Charleston Black Cab
339 Fleming Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 566-0410

Vintage Limousine Service
1452 River Front Dr, Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 412-4134

Tri County Transport- Personal Shuttle and Limousine Service
1612 Bull Creek Ln, Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 882-5569

North Area Taxi
5840 Rivers Ave, Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 554-1203

By tour bus or carriage
Gray Line of Charleston as well as other motorized tour van lines operate several guided mini-bus tours of the historic district of Charleston, giving you an enlightening glimpse into Charleston's history & her well-kept historical buildings, homes & churches.

A Sample Listing of Charleston Van Tours

Tour Charleston
104 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-1670

Bulldog Tours
40 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-8687

Grayline Tours of Charleston
159 Civitas St, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 654-9245

For an open-air tour, find a horse-drawn (or mule) carriage vendor at the City Market in downtown Charleston for an informative tour of the historic district. See below for a sample listing of Charleston's carriage tours.

A Sample Listing of Charleston Carriage Tours

Classic Carriage Works
10 Guignard St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-3747

Old South Carriage Co.
14 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-9712Reservations

Palmetto Carriage Works
40 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-8145

Battery Carriage House Inn
20 S Battery St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-3337

Olde Towne Carriage Co
20 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-1315

Carolina Polo and Carriage Co
16 Hayne St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-6767

By foot
If you are able to walk, Charleston offers a myriad of walking tours, which enable you to see so much more than just driving by a site in a bus or carriage. Choose from a selection of Pirate Tours, Ghost Tours, Civil War Tours, Culinary Tours, Gullah Tours, Art Tours, Architecture Tours, etc. See below for a sample listing of walking tours offered in Charleston.

A Sample Listing of Charleston Walking Tours

Charleston Footprints Walking Tours
108 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2216
(843) 478-4718

Bulldog Tours
40 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-8687

Tour Charleston
104 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-1670

On The Market Tours
26 Lowndes Pointe Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 853-8687

Free Tours by Foot
498 Albemarle Rd. Unit 505, Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 580-4019

By car (personal & rental car)
Charleston is very accessible by car, whether you drove your personal car to the area or have hired a rental car upon arrival. See above for an interactive map of the Charleston peninsula.

See below for a sample listing of Charleston rental car services. Also included below is a listing of a few of Charleston's covered, open & metered parking lots scattered across the downtown area.

A Sample Listing of Charleston Rental Car Services

Avis Rent A Car
390 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-9705

Budget Rent A Car
390 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-5195

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
398 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-6215

Triangle Rent A Car
2039 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
843-501-1560

National Car Rental
5500 International Blvd, Charleston, SC 29418
(888) 826-6890

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
1500 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 769-5833

A Sample Listing of Charleston Parking

Charleston County Parking Garages Downtown
90 Cumberland St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-6786

Towne Park
164 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 608-1111

Lanier Parking
200 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 805-7774

Palmetto Parking
8 Cumberland St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 958-9556

Lanier Parking Solutions
151 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-6668

Coastal Parking Management
69 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-1196

Limousine Services
If you need private transportation from the airport or around the town, Charleston has many limo services to choose from. See below for a sample listing of Charleston's limo services.

A Sample Listing of Charleston Limo Services

Charleston Downtown Limo & Taxi
209 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 412-9150

Charleston wedding bus
164 Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 259-2287

Pinnacle Limo
2 Amherst St, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 853-0901

Private and Personal Transportation
198 Hanover St, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 323-1818Reservations

Coastal Limousine Inc
836 Stiles Dr, Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-8272

Tri-County Transport Personal Shuttle & Limousine Service
520 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 882-5592

Boats & Marinas
For those people that arrive by boat, see below for a sample listing of Charleston's marina services.

A Sample Listing of Charleston Marinas

Charleston Maritime Center
10 Wharfside St, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-3625

THE CITY MARINA
17 LOCKWOOD DR, CHARLESTON, SC 29401
(843) 577-7702

Ashley Marina LLC
33 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-1996

Bristol Marina
145 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-6600

Seabreeze Marina
50 Immigration St, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 853-0932

Ripley Light Marina
56 Ashley Point Dr, Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 766-2100



   
 




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