Local Information & Directions

If you are planning to visit the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) we have prepared some information to help you while you stay with us in Clemson, SC.  If you have any travel questions, please feel free to contact us at (864) 656-3013.

Centrally located in the southeastern United States, Clemson University is blessed with a favorable climate. Click here for today’s weather.  The University is situated in the city of Clemson, South Carolina, which is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Clemson is 150 miles, a two-hour drive, from the major cities of Atlanta and Charlotte.

The city of Clemson and the University jointly operate a bus transit system that services the city and the University. 

Getting to Clemson University

From Atlanta, GA (approximately 128 miles)
I-85 N toward Charlotte, NC; take exit 19B to US-76 W to Clemson

From Charlotte, NC (approximately 135 miles)
I-85 S toward Atlanta, GA; take exit 19B to US-76 W to Clemson

From Columbia, SC (approximately 137 miles)
I-126 W to I-26 W toward Spartanburg, SC; exit I-385 W to Greenville, SC; exit I-85 S toward Atlanta, GA; take exit 19B to US-76 W to Clemson

From Jacksonville, FL (approximately 425 miles)
I-95 N toward Fayetteville, NC; exit I-26 W toward Spartanburg, SC; exit I-385 W toward Greenville, SC; exit I-85 S toward Atlanta, GA; take exit 19B to US-76 W to Clemson

From Asheville, NC (approximately 93 miles)
US-74 W to US-23 S to I-240 S to I-40 E toward Winston-Salem, NC; exit I-26 E toward Charleston, SC; exit US-25 S toward Travelers Rest; exit US-123 W toward Easley; go through Easley, SC, on 123 to Clemson

Planes and Trains

The international airport at Greenville/Spartanburg is 45 minutes (45 miles) from Clemson.  This airport is serviced by American Eagle, Continental, Comair, Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Express and US Airways.

The airports in Atlanta and Charlotte are around a two-hour drive from the University.  Clemson is easily accessible off of Interstate 85 (10-minute drive).  An AMTRAK station is also located in Clemson with daily scheduled service.