Location & Directions

Located in Orangeburg, SC, our campus offers a welcoming southern setting with close proximity to Charleston, area beaches and airports.

map of Claflin surrounding area
Claflin University
400 Magnolia St., Orangeburg, SC, 29115
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Driving Directions

We are centrally located in South Carolina, 75 miles west of Charleston and 40 miles south of Columbia. Major interstates and highways are easily accessible if traveling by car. Greyhound will take you directly to Orangeburg while Amtrak will take you to Columbia.

The closest airport to Orangeburg is the Columbia Metro Airport. Also, many students and friends fly in and out of the Charlotte International Airport, Charlotte, NC and the Charleston Airport, Charleston, SC.

From Charleston, SC

  • Take I-26 WEST to Exit 145-A US-601
  • Take exit #145-A towards ORANGEBURG
  • Travel 5.3 miles on US-601/Magnolia Street
  • Claflin University's main entrance will be on your left

From Savannah, GA

  • Take I-95 NORTH, exit to I-26 WEST towards COLUMBIA
  • Take exit #145-A US-601 SOUTH towards ORANGEBURG
  • Travel 5.3 miles on US-601/Magnolia Street
  • Claflin University's main entrance will be on your left

From Florence, SC

  • Take I-95 SOUTH exit to I-26 WEST towards COLUMBIA
  • Take exit #145-A US-601 SOUTH towards ORANGEBURG
  • Travel 5.3 miles on US-601/Magnolia Street
  • Claflin University's main entrance will be on your left

From Charlotte, SC

  • Take I-77 SOUTH towards ROCK HILL- travel 96 miles
  • Take the 1-26 EAST exit towards CHARLESTON –travel 29.8 miles
  • Take exit #145-A towards ORANGEBURG , travel 5.3 miles on US-601/Magnolia Street
  • Claflin University's main entrance will be on your left.

From Augusta, SC

  • Take I-20 EAST towards FLORENCE
  • Take the 1-26 EAST exit towards CHARLESTON –travel 29.8 miles
  • Take exit #145-A towards ORANGEBURG - travel 5.3 miles on US-601/Magnolia Street
  • Claflin University's main entrance will be on your left

From Columbia, SC

  • Take I-26 E toward Charleston
  • Merge onto US-601 S via EXIT 145A toward Orangeburg
  • US-601 S becomes Magnolia St
  • 400 Magnolia St. is on the left
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