Air Travel


Air Travel

Savannah and Hilton Head share an airport, which is not really in either place. There are plenty of taxis waiting outside the baggage claim area, and some of the larger hotels offer shuttles. If the flights into Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport aren't convenient, consider Jacksonville International Airport. The drive time to Savannah is just shy of two and a half hours. Jacksonville has the added bonus of low-cost carriers like Southwest, which don't fly into Savannah. Sometimes the price difference can almost pay for the car rental. Additionally, approaching Savannah from the south gives you an opportunity to stop at Jekyll Island and other treasures of southeastern Georgia.

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Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) is 11 miles west of downtown. The airport is only 20 minutes by car from the Historic District and around 40 minutes from Hilton Head Island.

Airport Information

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (400 Airways Ave., Savannah, GA, 31408. 912/964–0514.

Ground Transportation

Since there are no airport shuttles other than those operated by hotels, most visitors not renting a car take taxis to reach their hotels. The going rate for the approximately 11-mile trip to the Historic District is $28. Savannah Limousine Service offers executive sedans starting at around $75 per hour, and can also arrange vans for groups to the Historic District starting around $25 per person. Another option for transporting groups into Savannah, Old Savannah Tours has larger vehicles that can be chartered.

Airport Transfers

Old Savannah Tours (912/234–8128.

Savannah Limousine Service (912/897–5466.


Savannah is served by American Eagle, Delta, United Express, and US Airways/Express.

Airline Contacts

Continental Airlines. 800/523–3273 for U.S. reservations; 800/231–0856 for international reservations.

Delta Airlines (800/221–1212 for U.S. reservations; 800/241–4141 for international reservations.

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