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  1. mrinmay235
    08-14-2010 07:18 AM - permalink
    Thanks for all the inputs. Would contact you if some more help is required.
  2. gvillesc
    08-12-2010 08:32 PM - permalink
    Gas in South Carolina is about $2.45/gallon. The total distance is about 145 miles one-way. And, depending on his car, I'd say it's about 18 miles/gallon. One way would be about 8 gallons of gas with that conversion, equalling about $19. If you're considering both ways of travel, then of course, double that amount...
  3. mrinmay235
    08-12-2010 12:34 PM - permalink
    Okay. Please can you tell me what is the approximate fuel costs for a one way trip from Atlanta to Clemson (130 miles) by a normal passenger car (the ones that univ guys usually possess)? I am planning for pick up from my friend and I plan to share the expenses. Can you show me the math ( i.e. price per litre and typical mileage)? Please if you do not mind?

    Your suggestions have been of great help.
  4. gvillesc
    08-12-2010 08:53 AM - permalink
    Nope. Atlanta is over 2 hours away from Clemson. There's just not that many options for transportation between the two places because they're not economically tied together in any significant way. GSP airport is 45 minutes from Clemson and would offer shuttle services, greyhound, and Amtrak.
  5. mrinmay235
    08-12-2010 06:55 AM - permalink
    Hey, so there are only 2 greyhound buses, one early morning and one late afternoon and 1 Amtrak train to Clemson from Atlanta?

    No other transportation? Is there something like Trailway buses?
  6. gvillesc
    08-11-2010 08:56 PM - permalink
    It told me my message was too long. So, here's the rest of it, haha:

    The only thing I don't know is this: the bus runs different hours during the summer, stopping service early. Depending on what day you arrive, I'm not sure if normal schedule or summer hours will still be in effect. I couldn't find it online. But, if the bus is not running (the train going north arrives at 10:35pm), continue walking past the Post Office, and go up the hill. You'll come to downtown Clemson (and just past that, the University campus). There's always taxis parked downtown that can give you a ride.

    What day do you arrive? And, where are you living?
  7. gvillesc
    08-11-2010 08:55 PM - permalink
    I'm not sure about the Atlanta Amtrak station, but I know for a fact that you can't buy tickets at the one in Clemson. So, I'd suggest getting the ticket online before you fly into Atlanta. That way, you'll have nothing to worry about.

    Clemson Area Transit - Home is the website for Clemson Area Transit. Their website currently says that the right lane of traffic is closed at the AmTrak Station. Thus, the bus will pick up at the Post Office, instead. To get there, you'll cross US 123/Tiger Blvd and walk down College Avenue. The Post Office will be on your right-hand side, just past Rite Aid Pharmacy and Starbucks. It's a very short walk. You'll be looking for the "RED ROUTE - CENTRAL", and it's the only route to run that street.
  8. mrinmay235
    08-11-2010 01:23 PM - permalink
    Thanks once again for the information.

    Okay, do I need to book tickets in advance for Amtrak departure, say this Monday evening to Clemson? Can I get them online? Or I can go to the station and get them?

    Also, you mentioned that ' Clemson Area Transit's Red Route picks up just across College Avenue from the train depot, and runs until 3am.'. So you meant that CAT bus service is near Amtrak station at Clemson?
  9. gvillesc
    08-11-2010 11:54 AM - permalink

    The Electric City Transit is the bus service in Anderson, SC. Greyhound stops in Anderson, not Clemson. Thus, you'd have to use Anderson's bus system to reach Clemson's bus system.

    Atlanta's AmTrak station is in Midtown, I believe. So, you'd have to ride a MARTA train and then walk from the station to the AmTrak station, but I've never done this. I hear it's a pain. So, maybe a taxi would be your best bet?

    I'm pretty sure suitcases are the norm on AmTrak and thus not an extra fee. You'd have to carry it on yourself, of course. I'm pretty sure there's no baggage check service.

    I have no idea where Greyhound in Atlanta is located. There should be no extra baggage charge for any bus service and bags.

    Once again, I'd suggest using AmTrak.
  10. mrinmay235
    08-11-2010 11:42 AM - permalink

    Thanks for your advice on transportation from Atlanta to Clemson in city-data.com.

    Now, I need to know a few more things-

    1. Is the 'Electric city Transit' bus service same as CAT bus service? What did you mean by "Greyhound only goes to Anderson, where you'd have to get on 'Electric City Transit' buses and connect to the CAT bus service."

    2. How far is the Amtrak station from Atlanta international airport? Do I need to take a taxi?

    3. Is carrying excess luggages ( huge suitcases - mainly clothes) allowed to carry in Amtrak? Do they charge extra for it?

    4. How far is the Greyhound bus service from Atlanta international airport?

    5. I heard that the Greyhound buses are always overbooked? Is that so?

    6. Will I be allowed to carry any luggages ( big suitcases- clothes) in Greyhound and Electronic City Transit? Any extra charge ?

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