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Charleston Travel Guide

Air Travel

Several airlines offer regularly scheduled service to Charleston.

Airlines and Airports

Airline and Airport You'll find links to many of the world's airlines and airports here.

Airline-Security Issues

Transportation Security Administration. Check in for answers to almost every question that might come up, particularly regarding security issues. Available 24 hours a day. 866/289–9673.


Charleston International Airport is about 12 miles west of downtown. Charleston Executive Airport on John's Island is used by private (noncommercial) aircraft, as is Mount Pleasant Regional Airport.

Airport Information

Charleston Executive Airport (2742 Fort Trenholm Rd., Johns Island, SC, 29455. 843/559–2401 or 843/746–7600.

Charleston International Airport (5500 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC, 29418. 843/797–7000.

Mt. Pleasant Regional Airport (700 Faison Rd., Mount Pleasant, SC, 29466. 843/884–8837.)

Ground Transportation

Several cab companies serve the airport. Green Taxi, with new hybrid vehicles and a minivan, charges between $20 and $35 for an airport run. The basic taxis, like Yellow Cab, average about $25. Charleston International Airport Ground Transportation arranges shuttles, which cost $12 per person to downtown. You can be picked up by the same service when returning to the airport by making advance reservations with the driver. If you want to add a little excitement to your life, call Star Limousine Service. They have the largest and most varied fleet in town. Choose from many vehicles, including a stretch limo or a vintage Rolls-Royce. YCC Charters has London-style cars that can seat five and can accommodate passengers in wheelchairs. The cars are available by reservation only.

Airport Transfers

Charleston Downtown Limo (843/723–1111 or 843/973–0990.

Charleston International Airport Ground Transportation (5500 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC, 29418. 843/767–7026.

Charleston Black Cab Company (843/216–2627.


Charleston International Airport is served by American Eagle (American Airlines), Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United Express, and US Airways.


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