Getting Around Charleston
Charleston is fairly compact and it is easy to explore many
attractions on foot or on a rented bicycle. To visit plantations
and other attractions outside the city, however, a car is the best
option. In the city a bus service covers most areas, running from
5.35am until 10pm for a fare of $1.25. CARTA (Charleston Area
Regional Transportation Authority) buses cover the central downtown
area at a single fare of $1.50, or a day pass for $4. A novel and
fun way to see the city is also to ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
Taxis are available but must be called for.