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Charleston Transportation
Charleston International Airport
Address: 5500 International Blvd. #101 Charleston, South Carolina

The airport is located in North Charelston, 15-20 drive apart from Downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Its location is close to both 26 and 526 InterState Freeway. It operates with Delta, Continental, U.S. Airways, NWA, United Express and Independence Air. For the ground transportation, Taxi, Shuttle and rental car are the way to go to Downtown, Charleston.

Airport Operator:843-767-1100
Airport Information:843-767-7009
Public Parking:843-767-7026
0-1/2 Hour:Free
each additional 1/2 hour or fraction thereof:$.75
Daily maximum per 24 hours:$8.00
Lost ticket fee (minimum charge per day):$8.00

The meter fare for taxi departure from the Airport is $1.65 per loaded mile with no additional charge for the first two passengers. For each passenger in excess of two, a fee of $10.00 per passenger per trip will be charged. The shuttle rate for Peninsular Charleston is $10.00 per passenger. The fixed rate for the Airport vicinity is $7.00 per passenger, not to exceed $21.00 per trip.

Alamo Rent a Car
3621 W. Montague Avenue, North Charleston
(843) 767-4417 Reservations 1-800-327-9633

Charleston International Airport
Reservations 1-800-831-2847

Charleston International Airport
Reservations 1-800-527-0700
West Ashley, North Charleston, Downtown Charleston
For local reservations(843) 760-9025

Dollar Rent a Car
Reservations 1-800-800-4000

Charleston Airport, North Charleston
Downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant
Moncks Corner
Reservations 1-800-736-8222

Hertz Rent A Car
Charleston International Airport
Reservations Toll Free 1-800-654-3131
For local reservations (843) 767-4552

Charleston International Airport Reservations 1-800-227-7368
For local reservations (843) 767-3078

Charleston International Airport
Reservations (843) 552-7531

Airport Shuttle Service Vans
Outside the baggage claim area to area hotels, Inns etc.
$25 per person

Taxi Service to area Inns & Hotels
$25 for a taxi per person

Greyhound Lines
3610 Dorchester Road, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-744-4247, 800-454-2487, Provides bus transportation to most cities across the United States.

Limousine Service for, Charleston, SC, Get instant quotes on limo services for airport transportation, weddings or a night on the town. Deal direct with limousine services; over 11,000 limos listed.

Affordable Limo Service 1533 Folly Road C1, Charleston, SC 29412, 843-406-1515, The home of South Carolina's largest limousine and pinnacle performance trained drivers. They have a great selection that is ideal for proms, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, airport services, party packages, and corporate functions.

Carey Limousine 2204 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29402, 843-744-8900, Providing professional chauffeur-driven limousines for any occasion and to all points in the Charleston and surrounding area, this limousine company also offers full and half-day tours in the downtown area and plantations.

Ground Transportation
CARTA is the CARTA buses and DASH Trolleys operated with several route within and around Downtown, Charleston.

Operation Hours:
CARTA's fixed route bus service operates up to 1 am on some routes, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
DASH Trolleys operate from 6 am to 12 am, 7 days a week.

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Regular Fare is $1.00 $1.25 for both buses and DASH Trolleys. Please pay with exact change. Low Income discount fares and non-peak hour Senior Citizen and Disabled fares are available for eligible passengers.

Tel-A-Ride Fares:
The fare for Tel-A-Ride service is $2.00 $2.50 each way. Please pay with exact change or with a Tel-A-Ride Trip Ticket. Tel-A-Ride tickets can be purchased at the Tel-A-Ride office, the CARTA office, or many different social service agencies. A registered personal care attendant can travel with a passenger at no extra charge. A family member, friend, or child over six riding with an eligible Tel-A-Ride passenger is asked to pay the full fare of $2.00 $2.50. Service animals are permitted on all Tel-A-Ride vehicles but pets are not.

-All Day Pass $3 $4.00. Available on all vehicles.
-Three Day Pass $7 $9.00
-Thirty-one day pass $25 $31.25.
-Ten Ride Pass $8 $10.00.
-Fourty Ride Pass $28 $35.00.
-Student Pass $40 $50.00 . Per Semester (Check with your school for special discounts)
-Tel-A-Ride Passes are available at the CARTA office or at many of the area's social service agencies. The fare is $2.00 $2.50.

Bus Stops:
Bus Stops are marked with signs that read "Bus Stop - No Parking". Please wait at the designated stop since bus drivers are asked to serve only posted stops.

DASH Stops:
Dash Stops are marked with signs that say "DASH" and show the map and schedules for the particular route. Please note that all DASH Trolleys except for the Cumberland Space Shuttle stop at the Charleston Visitor and Transportation Center.

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Charter Services
Aqua Safaris (Addr:Isle of Palms, 943-886-8133), An expert yacht company that provides a wide variety of bareboat or professionally crewed yachts for fishing, parasailing, sunset and dinner cruises, and sailing trips. Power and sailing yachts are available.

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Argo Yachts (Addr:City Marina Shops), 843-577-8804, Featuring the largest bareboat fleet in the Carolinafs, this yacht company also features the only luxury catamaran in Charleston. A variety of charters are available including harbor tours, luxurious sailing and power yacht charters, boat and breakfast packages, and overnight nature cruises in the ACE basin.
MGM Grand Transport (Addr:312 Tulane Drive, Charleston, SC 29456, 843-819-4726), Known for their great personal service, this charter service company provides a wide variety of transportation options including 1999 town cars and 21 passenger buses.

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Sea Island Stage (Addr:7235 Cross County Road, Charleston, SC 29419, North Charleston, 843-767-4310), This charter company offers tours for senior citizens, school groups, church groups, conventions, and meetings in spacious motor coaches with a passenger capacity of twenty to twenty-five people.

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SpiritLine Cruises
-Harbor Tour:Adults: $12.00; Seniors: $11.00; Kids (6-11): $6.00; Infants (5 and Under): Free
-Fort Sumter Tour: Adults: $12.00; Seniors: $11.00; Kids (6-11): $6.00; Infants (5 and Under): Free
-Dinner Cruise: $39.95 pp (Sunday -Thursday) $42.95 pp (Friday & Saturday) -Private Charter : Weekday Rate $3500, Weekend Rate $5000, For 3 hour CruiseAdd'l Hour - $1000

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In Charleston, you can take AMTRAK for long distance train trip. The station is in North Charleston, close to 26 InterStates Freeway:
4565 Gaynor Avenue North Charleston, SC 29405 (1-800-872-7245)

The trains operating are as follows:

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