The Greer community is situated in the northwest corner of South Carolina. Located along the mega-growth I-85 corridor, the community is centered between Atlanta, Georgia to the south (157 miles) and Charlotte, North Carolina to the north (90 miles). Greer is located 100 miles from the capitol city of Columbia and just over 200 miles from the port city of Charleston.

If your transportation requirements include air, interstate, rail, or port the Greer area has something to offer. The following information highlights the attributes of the transportation network and amenities in the Greer area.

Airports
Rail
Interstates/ Highways
Seaports
Airports
International Airports

Greenville Spartanburg International Airport

Over fifty years ago, the seeds were planted for what is known today as Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport – Roger Milliken Field. Since that first flight which took place in 1962, GSP has earned a reputation of safety and has grown into one of the finest airports in the country.
The GSP terminal building has in excess of 226,000 square feet of space, third level jet bridge boarding and thirteen departure gates.
Two Federal Inspection Stations (FIS) consisting of Customs, Immigrations and Agriculture are located at GSP. The first FIS facility located under the south concourse is designed to handle 250 international passengers per hour. The second FIS location on the north cargo ramp is designed to handle cargo and corporate aircraft that require international clearance.
The latest runway extension, completed in June of 1999 extended the runway to 11,001 feet making it possible for GSP to accommodate any aircraft in operation today.
The north end of the airport is home to a 120,000 square foot FedEx facility. This facility, completed in the late summer of 2001 provides FedEx with the capability to sort up to 3000 packages per hour. Prior to the completion of this new facility, FedEx was only capable of sorting 1,000 packages per hour.
More than 1.8 million passengers per year are served by 6 major airlines offering 49 non-stop average daily departures to 15 major cities and 18 airports across the US. A connection in one of those 15 cities makes access to the world easy from GSP International.

Greenville Spartanburg International Airport
Commission Office
2000 GSP Drive
Greer, SC 29651
(864) 877-7426
http://www.gspairport.com/

Regional Airports

Greenville Airport Commission
100 Tower Drive, Unit 2
Greenville, SC 29607-2631
(864) 242-4777
http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com/

Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport
500 Ammons Road
Spartanburg, SC 29304
(864) 574-8552
http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/index.cfm?PageID=41

Rail

Greer has two rail service providers in the market. The following information highlights their operations.

Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.

Norfolk Southern Corporation
Three Commercial Place
Norfolk, VA 23510-9217
(855) 667-3655
http://www.nscorp.com/

CSX Transportation Company

CSX owns and operates a major eastern railroad, and provides rail transportation and distribution services over a 21,100 route-mile network in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces.

CSX Transportation Company
500 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 359-3100
1-877-CSX-RAIL (1-877-279-7245)
http://www.csx.com/

Interstates/ Highways

Greer is served by Interstate 85, one of the fastest growing Interstate corridors in the nation. Downtown Greer is situated just five miles north of I-85 between Greenville and Spartanburg. The Port of Charleston can be reached by taking Interstate 26 through Columbia, SC to Charleston approximately 200 miles. Interstate 95 runs through South Carolina and is the main North/South thoroughfare on the East Coast, running from Maine to Florida.

Greer is served by US Highway 29 (Wade Hampton Boulevard) which, along with I-85, connects the City to Greenville and Spartanburg.

South Carolina Highways 14, 80, 101, 290, 357 also run through Greer. SC Highway 14 runs from I-85 through Downtown Greer (Main Street) and North to Landrum, SC. The new SC 80 (J. Verne Smith Parkway), connects US 29 to SC 14. SC Highway 101 connects I-85 (at the BMW Manufacturing Plant) to Downtown Greer (Line Street) as well and runs North through Blue Ridge where it meets The Cherokee Scenic Highway (SC 11). SC Highway 290 also runs from I-85 to Downtown Greer (Poinsett Street) and runs North where it intersects with US 25 to Asheville, NC. SC Highway 357 runs from US 29 North to Campobello.

Seaports

Greer is located approximately 200 miles from The Port of Charleston, a $45 billion a year economic engine generating hundreds of thousands of jobs in the state and beyond. The Port of Charleston is one of the busiest container ports along the Southeast and Gulf coasts and is recognized as one of the nation’s most efficient and productive ports.

Greer is home to South Carolina’s Inland Port. The South Carolina Inland Port opened in October 2013, extending the Port of Charleston’s reach 212 miles inland to Greer, S.C., and providing shippers with access to more than 95 million consumers within a one-day drive. The inland port boosts efficiency for international freight movements between the Port of Charleston and companies located across the Southeast, and the project is expected to create additional economic investment in the South Carolina Upstate, where BMW, Michelin and other international manufacturers already operate.