The County of Anderson is located 113 miles from Columbia, SC, and 217 miles from the port city of Charleston. From the County of Anderson, travel time is just under one hour to the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, and approximately two hours to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Interstate 85 is the backbone of the Upstate manufacturing region. Passing through the Upstate, I-85 connects the South with the Northeast. Over 30 miles of I-85 frontage are located in Anderson County, which is more than any county in the Upstate. Anderson is only thirty minutes south of I-385, the major connector to the Port of Charleston, and fifty miles south of I-26.
The Southern Connector connects I-85 and SC 153 to I-385 and is located in Greenville and Anderson Counties. This connector shortens the travel time from Anderson to both Columbia and Charleston.
- All major eastern markets are within two days travel-time for trucking.
- Anderson’s strategic location enables overnight trucking service to most of the Southeast.
- Second-morning delivery to any destination on the east coast is available.
- One-day trucking service reaches 44 percent of the country’s population and 27 percent of the nation’s manufacturing output.
The Upstate of South Carolina has more than 14,000 miles of state and county-maintained highways. Among these are several major interstate systems. Interstate 85 is the backbone of the manufacturing region. Passing thru the Upstate, I-85 connects the south with the northeast. Upstate. Anderson is only 30 miles south of I-385-the major connector to the Port of Charleston-and 50 miles south of I-26.
The Inland Port is located in Greer, SC, about 40 minutes drive time from Anderson. It is owned and operated by the South Carolina Ports Authority. Imports unloaded at the Charleston Port in the morning can be taken to a local Norfolk-Southern Intermodal ramp and will be available in Greer by 8 a.m. the very next morning.
Port of Charleston
The Port of Charleston is a seaport located in Charleston, SC. The port is about 217 miles from Anderson, SC. The port has five public terminals owned & operated by the SC Ports Authority. Construction has begun to deepen the harbor from 45 to 52 feet deep to be completed within the decade. There were 2.2 million TEU in the Fiscal Year 2018.
Anderson Regional Airport
The Anderson Regional Airport serves the citizens and businesses of Anderson County and surrounding areas. The FAA Part 139 Airport has a Category I Instrument Landing System for all-weather operations. Fueling, aircraft storage, aircraft maintenance, pilot services, and aircraft services are provided by well-trained and courteous line staff. As a Shell Aviation fuel distributor, we offer the highest grade of aviation fuel in the industry. Other Airport amenities include flight planning and catering, as well as a pilot lounge, quiet room, free crew car, car rental, and conference room.
Greenville Spartanburg International Airport
Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport is near Greer, South Carolina, midway between Greenville and Spartanburg, the major cities of the Upstate region. The airport is the second-busiest airport in South Carolina, after Charleston International Airport with about 2.61 million passengers in 2019. It is located about 35 minutes from Anderson, SC.
Anderson County is served by two major railroads, Norfolk-Southern & CSX, and two short-line railroads, Pickens Railway Company and Greenville Western Railway Company. All major metropolitan areas in the US are accessible within 3-6 days by rail. Dual to our shortline rail partners, Anderson County is one of few areas that are capable of being dual-served adding to the flexibility and convenience of our rail service.