Buses to and from Charleston International Airport (CHS)

Passengers at CHS can choose from several ground transportation services, including rental cars, taxis, rideshares, hotel shuttle services, and buses.

There is no direct train connection at the airport.

Passengers requiring train connections will have to take a taxi from the airport to the Amtrak train station near downtown.

A one-way taxi fare along this route costs approximately $15.00 for a 10-minute ride.

For public buses at CHS, please check them out at the Ground Transportation Center just outside of the Baggage Claim area.

Charleston Area Regional Authority (CARTA) Public Buses

The Charleston Area Regional Authority provides scheduled bus service to the Tanger Outlet Center and Downtown Charleston.

The CARTA stop at CHS is a well-lit, covered shelter located on the outside curb just outside of Baggage Claim.

CARTA, the regional mass transit system, serves the airport with two bus routes that operate seven days a week from 6:00 AM until 12:00 AM.

CARTA Express Route 4

CARTA Express Route 4, also known as North Area Shuttle (NASH) Express is an express service to downtown Charleston with stops at the North Charleston Visitors Center and the Tanger Outlets.

Total trip time from the airport to downtown is usually 25–35 minutes.

CARTA Route 11

CARTA Route 11 is a local service that connects the airport to downtown Charleston with several stops along Dorchester Road and Meeting Street in North Charleston.

Total trip time from the airport to downtown is usually 50–55 minutes.


  • Fixed Route One-Way: $2.00/ride
  • Express One-Way: $3.50/ride
  • Transfers: No charge

Cash-Only Fares

  • Fare boxes accept bills and coins. Please have the exact change when boarding because drivers cannot provide change.


  • Regular routes and flex service are free for children under 6 years old.
  • Must be accompanied by a paying passenger.

For more updated information about Charleston Area Regional Authority (CARTA) Public Buses fares and schedules, please visit https://www.ridecarta.com/fares-passes/

For more details, please call +1 843-724-7420.

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Which Bus services/routes have stops at Charleston International Airport?


Dorchester Rd / Airport

Bus Service Operated By Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority

Mary St. Transfer Center in downtown Charleston to Tanger Outlets, and the Charleston International Airport.

Mary St / Meeting St

Where are the Bus Stops at Charleston International Airport?

Bus Stop Name View on Map

Map of Bus Stops at Charleston International Airport

Map of Transit Stops at Charleston AFB Municipal