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Charleston International Airport

Charleston International Airport (CHS)


The airport is situated 12 miles (20km) northwest of downtown Charleston.

Getting to the city

CARTA offers services to and from the airport on the NASH Express between about 8am and 9pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and 12pm and 6pm on Sundays. Bus tickets cost $3.50 per person per trip. Once in town, passengers can access the free DASH shuttle service that travels to numerous destinations.

There is a shuttle bus that makes multiple stops and is shared among multiple passengers. Adult shuttle fare to downtown Charleston is $15, departing every 15 minutes. Taxis and rental cars are also available. There are also ride-hailing apps available such as Uber.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Avis, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, National, and Enterprise are represented at the airport. Dollar and Thrifty sites are located off the premises.

Airport Taxis

Taxis operate at the airport. The taxi fare to downtown Charleston is roughly $30.


Airport facilities include pay phones, ATMs, bookstores, restaurants, and shops.


In the surface lot, parking costs $1 per 20 minutes and up to a daily maximum of $10. On the parking deck, hourly rates are the same but the daily maximum is $15. Valet parking is $21.



Free WiFi is available in the terminal.

Charleston International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.